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Catastrophe

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In the most general terms, if I had a good idea (and doubts about patenting) I would act quickly to make some money out of it before anyone else noticed.

I am an expert on losing money (although I made some as well). I had one instance where I paid a fortune protecting names and the 'protected' name turned out to be worthless.

Cat :)
 
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my business and career are shambolic

-but money is not my object here, for indeed I find it deeply pretentious and deceptive,
although it also appears to be a civilised convention
I don't think accruing numerals will help us get on
-but then I don't like what does either

a lot of what work did for me was hurt me,
-but somehow I'm a little glad for some experience
...thanks for sharing your experience and advice
 
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my aim is largely to do no harm,
however
this project is largely aligned with my aim of help if it works
hehe because it is not hard work, means I am more inclined
- now also I want to solve the power source problem for this craft,
and also help the terrestrial power problem

-so I am stuck, I have some idea what helps people,
but am not naturally aligned to do it
but I mean in my own way to help us get what we need in engineering
to mention how I live that's relevant here

secrecy to me is not an issue really
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I have gone right back to your post #1 (and I have B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering) and I do not understand what you want here. OK I am now very old, and it is about 60 years since I was at Uni, so maybe that is the problem.

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oh-
the concept is a drive to move forward in space
this is done by making a weight move backwards fast-
which throws the drive forward
and forward slow- which causes less retro movement than the fast gain/power stroke

-this is aided by the formula for kinetic energy being a power->
K.E = half * mass *metres per second squared

in the videos you can see that this is working on Earth

:)

the goal is to provide a purely electronic space propulsion

it's so nice to have a friendly chemical engineer here
I have heard about liquid oxygen and hydrogen now, and some of it's associated difficulties
as rocket fuel.

This drive will need to be carried to space, but I infer it may have more thrust than an ion thruster,
which is around 50 grams for 2100 watts
 
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the power can be constantly applied with a solar array(photovoltaic) when not too far from a sun
this is electrical power, and runs a compressor if using rams
and the AC/DC servo motors more directly if that is the desired actuator
-and nuclear is an option too, which can be steam pistons,
or once again generating electrical power

I would like to use a passive magnet generator,
- a magneto
such a unit would be a perpetual motion device
I want to create that also, but it's possibly an impossibility heh

motion is perpetual in space, until the moving object is hit, pushed or gravitationally affected
 
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Particle Article, sorry for hi-jacking your thread, but I notice that you are a mechanical engineer. You know what would be dope? A pneumatic motor with permanent fixed magnets axially fixed to the casing. Then, pressurize the motor with charged air.

Its an experiment in Ionic Propulsion. Another thing for earth, but if you want to make a "cart" or a bike and you have a chemical electric battery and an air canister, you can make a hybrid system that has electric charging and a propellant.

Check out my thread in Astronomy about the UDMVT "Union's Dark Mater Vector Telescope."
I have thought about this ion ram drive you propose.

On Earth simply air without ions will work
-in space air without ions will work too- however it's impossible to sustain it because we run out of gas
for the cylinder.

...I was recalling your thought, and it made me think this->
what if we filled a cylinder with vacuum and created an ion density within it, then open a valve and push the ions with the ram. However ions move at light speed, so that's pretty pointless

then I thought of ion compression
with a ram full of vacuum and ions, with a valve closed on it's outlet,
actuate it and the vacuum will compress the ions, then open the valve to create an ion pulse
after the compressed ion pulse, we fight from within the craft to draw the ram back,
with a thread or a geared vacuum

I wonder if that's some sort of explosive ion pulse?

-ty for the discussion
...with your original idea, an electric arc will ionise the air in a cylinder, maybe not just a magnet
 
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