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by kunkmiester
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mach effect questions
Replies: 12
Views: 7134

Mach effect questions

I have a few questions, having been rereading Woodward's book. I'll have to get notes for a few about equations, but I'll start with a thought for a different thruster design. Put a plain cap stack on a carriage with a a magnet or coil. Acceleration is provided by an electromagnet, much like in a sp...
by kunkmiester
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anarchy?!?!?
Replies: 4
Views: 4746

Re: Anarchy?!?!?

Anarchy is lack of government, not lack of law. Even without government basic laws of human nature still hold, and the slightly more advanced rules needed for a peaceful society dont need a government to enforce them.
by kunkmiester
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A blast from the science fiction past
Replies: 8
Views: 7587

Re: A blast from the science fiction past

This was just a thorium reactor, with boiling zinc as the fuel. I'm not sure that would work, but considering it was first published in 1947, there probably wasn't a lot well known about how reactors work.

It is also probably the first plot involving space nazis.
by kunkmiester
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: A blast from the science fiction past
Replies: 8
Views: 7587

A blast from the science fiction past

Reading Rocketship Galileo. How's a thorium- zinc nuclear thermal rocket sound? Weren't the late 40s fun?
by kunkmiester
Wed May 23, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2275
Views: 458019

Re: SpaceX News

You missed my point: Given: Keys to BFR being cheaper than F9 = 1) Full re-usability 2) High volume of launches 3) Re-usability without refurb across 100x launches ...and given: Stated goals of block 5 = 1) Full re-usability 2) High volume of launches 3) Re-usability without refurb across 10x launc...
by kunkmiester
Fri May 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 691
Views: 240932

Re: EM Drive

Just out of curiosity...is it reasonably possible that both EM Drive & Mach Thruster drive will turn out to work? Or are their "theories" of operation in some way incompatible? My understanding is that the proposed theory for the workings of the EmDrive involves rejecting wave-particl...
by kunkmiester
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2667
Views: 618633

Re: Mach Effect progress

To further explain my position which you quoted, I have not seen (read/heard) of any compelling evidence to date. The primary evidence that sparked the interest 2 years ago came from China. A Professor Yang had published data eluding to high thrust and a possible pseudo-confirmation of Shawyers (ag...
by kunkmiester
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2275
Views: 458019

Re: SpaceX News

I'm not finding anything on lunar payload mass. I remember reading somewhere it was similar to gto, is that right? I know it's less than leo, but more than Mars. It also sounds like the Roadster was put in it's trajectory from just the two stages? Makes me think you would get some mass efficiency by...
by kunkmiester
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2667
Views: 618633

Re: Mach Effect progress

300k could probably build them a "sledgehammer" demonstration unit, with several ounces of thrust far beyond any doubt. A million? Quad thruster drone or something. Wormhole generator? The big thing is to get it scaled better. Get it farther above the noise floor, amd it becomes more solid...
by kunkmiester
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mach effect tuning fork experiment
Replies: 5
Views: 6439

Re: Mach effect tuning fork experiment

So, got the book out of my work bag and looked it up, it's the "Mach guitar" design one of Cramer's students did. Apparently his setup was crap for multiple reasons, but I'm thinking it's worth exploring the setup's potential at least in theory. The tuning fork here could be looked at as a...
by kunkmiester
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mach effect tuning fork experiment
Replies: 5
Views: 6439

Re: Mach effect tuning fork experiment

That was the thought. A tuning fork experiment was tried, but I got the impression it wasn't set up well. Part of what makes this setup different is the fork and cap pack will find their own resonance as the pack moves. Any change simply from charging the capacitors should be easily filterable. The ...
by kunkmiester
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mach effect tuning fork experiment
Replies: 5
Views: 6439

Mach effect tuning fork experiment

Got back to reading Woodward's book, and read the bit about the tuning fork experiment. I had a thought on a variation i wanted an opinion on. Properly designed a length vibrating will have varying distances it moves over. Put a capacitor pack on a slide that moves up and down. A spring will pull it...
by kunkmiester
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To the stars...wait...
Replies: 4
Views: 6156

Re: To the stars...wait...

Mach effect and even EM drive I could work with, but neither are "electrogravitic" that I know of. Consciousness transfer isn't unheard of, but is a small very theoretical idea right now.

The keywords though...not the right keywords. I wonder if they even have as much money as they claim.
by kunkmiester
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: To the stars...wait...
Replies: 4
Views: 6156

To the stars...wait...

https://dpo.tothestarsacademy.com/?utm_ ... 6491130042

The Facebook ad that popped up on my feed was worth a second look, but their landing page...anyone ever heard of these guys?
by kunkmiester
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wave Particle Duality = Uncertainty
Replies: 5
Views: 6928

Re: Wave Particle Duality = Uncertainty

I had the thought of an alien race that has a model much closer to aether theory. It was mostly potato/potahto, since the basic equations couldn't really come out different, and to make them a little stranger. Sometimes something comes up that makes me wonder if I shouldn't take it more seriously. A...

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