A vehicle that can hover and fly using the Magnus Effect. (Read
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|"will this effect work on a large enough scale for people to ride on it?"|
( 9/8/2005 8:01:03 AM )
|"There was a blimp designed and I believe flown indoors using Magnus-Effect. Saw it in an article in Popular Mechanics. 1984 or earlier"|
(defro1378 12/18/2005 3:59:21 AM )
|"the magnus effect is used in motorsport to create downforce. The front wheels spin very fast inducing this effect so the front bumper is sliced mid wheel to feed the wheel with incoming air to create the downforce. Normally the splitter is very protrudes backwards close to the tyre so the air gushed downwards creates a high pressure that generates the aformentioned downforce."|
(danny 5/13/2006 10:18:56 AM )
|"In fact in 1978 Magnus efect aircraft was developed and placed on the news. I recently watched a news broadcast from 78"|
(Kosio 6/23/2006 1:35:37 AM )
|"I would like to see your ambulance staff receive a raise for their important work."|
(Mr. Rockefeller 9/29/2007 2:37:55 PM )
|"The Blimp mentioned was called the Magnusphere.It was in OMNI magazine!It was under the Star Wars program; Strategic Defense Initiative.Aircraft utilizing the magnus effect usually use various rotating cylinders on the leading edge of the wing.Please note that the ambulance concept was just a concept, and used in fiction. Flying spheres using this effect have been built.See Wikipedia on Magnus Effect.I have exhaustive data on craft and prototypes.If interested go to Yahoo, and enter "Gravitational Propulsion". I own the Yahoo group of that name and you can contact me at the owner's address at the bottom of that site.Ask for the Magnus Zip file.No Charge."|
(Jim Mystery Stevenson 6/4/2008 4:35:20 AM )
|"What about the English invent football championship?"|
(swigosyglitle 11/6/2011 7:56:37 PM )
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