Joseph Newman's Electric Lift Device Experiment
We would like futher research done on this.
Is it real?
Or, Is it Hot Air? (As in heating the gas in the ballon...)
Mime-Version: 1.0 Date: Tue, 18 Feb 1997 23:03:13 -0600 To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Patrick Bailey) From: email@example.com (Evan Soule) Subject: ELD (Electromagnetic Lift Device) Dear Patrick, The following are crude ascii drawings which might help: *NOT* THIS DESIGN: /--------\ balloon / \ -------------- horizontal wires -------------- \ / \--------/ | | | wire and/or tether | | BUT *THIS* DESIGN for Joseph Newman's ELD: The coils Joseph Newman uses are vertical -- *not* horizontal: /---\ small secondary balloon \---/ / -------- \ large primary balloon / ||||||||||||||||||| \ ||||||||||||||||||| ||||||||||||||||||| 38 gauge coils (vertical) ||||||||||||||||||| \ ||||||||||||||||||| / \ -------- / || || || ||wires to "+" and "-" || || Joe began with a mylar balloon approximately 2.5 feet in diameter. This was filled with helium. He then took two long strips of styrofoam (perhaps an inch thick with a length equal to that of the balloon). He also states that the long wings (sometimes made of styrofoam or balsa wood) of model aeroplanes can also be employed. The styrofoam strips are attached to the balloon with double stick tape on either side (2 sides, not 4). Now the winding begins. In his example he utilized 2 banks of 17-9V batteries connected in series for a 306 volt total. The current is quite low which minimizes any heating in the coil (as opposed to using large amperages and low voltages which would obviously cause the coil to heat up). He first distributed double stick tape across the balloon which would serve as the mode of attachment for the wire and prevent it from slippage. In his example he utilized 38 gauge copper wire VERTICALLY run 'length-wise' from one side to another (the same sides only) --- across the diameter of the balloon. The styrofoam strips served to stabilize the positioning of the copper wire and the side of the balloon as the wire was wound. He would wind the wire completely across the diameter of the balloon and then he would double back the windings again, generally trying to keep the wire's apr. 1/4" apart. How many windings? My visual estimate was c. 150. The important point is that the number of windings should be enough to equalize the lift force of the helium such that the ELD should assume equilibrium with the atmosphere when enough copper is attached. Best regards, Evan Soule' Director of Information NEWMAN ENERGY PRODUCTS firstname.lastname@example.org (504) 524-3063 P.O. Box 57684, New Orleans, LA 70157-7684 Websites: http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/6087 http://www.infochase.com/us/master/index.html http://www.angelfire.com/biz/Newman/index.html Attachment converted: APS DriveŠ:ELD_gif.gif (GIFf/StMl) (0000526F)
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May 23, 1997.