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by Aero
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: The question of scaling
Replies: 42
Views: 14079

The question of scaling

Perhaps someone can point me to a thread where scaling has already been hashed to death. If not, then consider the following: Quoting from page 5 of the paper, EMC2-0491-03 Electron Recirculation in Electrostatic Multicusp Systems …, by Robert W. Bussard and Katherine E. King, approved for public re...
by Aero
Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Packaging the BFR as a deliverable product.
Replies: 12
Views: 3930

Packaging the BFR as a deliverable product.

Do Bussard Fusion Reactors fit the construction model of manufactured homes? Manufactured homes are delivered in a few truck loads (single wide, double wide, triple wide) then assembled on site. If BFRs fit that model, we could convert the USA to fusion electric in just a few years. Could BFR's be i...
by Aero
Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do you suppose that the political conventions are in the way
Replies: 1
Views: 1530

Do you suppose that the political conventions are in the way

No news. Maybe everyone with contacts is watching politics these two weeks. Does anyone have any better, more precise time frame than "August?"
by Aero
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Generally, BFR effeciencies.
Replies: 8
Views: 4021

Do these reactors fit the construction model of manufactured homes? If so, we could convert the USA to fusion electric in just a few years. Could BFR's be inventoried and sold from the "show room" floor? How big would the largest piece be? As a delivery model, consider that FEMA dumped at least 250 ...
by Aero
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: Any official news as of late July 2008?
Replies: 154
Views: 57043

Free energy? Well, maybe so, but not Zero utility bills. Look at your electric bill carefully. It depends on your utility company but many, if not most Utilities charge a delivery fee per kwh, which is almost equal to the cost of electricity per kwh. The cost of maintaining the grid will not go away...
by Aero
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: Generally, BFR effeciencies.
Replies: 8
Views: 4021

Generally, BFR effeciencies.

This is an interesting sales presentation for the BFR. Maybe it should be in "General" ?
http://www.petitionspot.com/forums/128- ... e=threaded
Again, enjoy.
by Aero
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell gets a mention here
Replies: 2
Views: 2715

Polywell gets a mention here

Mentions Polywell fusion with lots of other interesting things to read while we wait for real news:
http://nextbigfuture.com/2008/08/100-ef ... n-and.html
Enjoy.
by Aero
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Propulsion development
Replies: 27
Views: 9015

Simon,
wizz33 is referring to the final post on page one of this thread.
by Aero
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Administration
Topic: Registered but not yet active?
Replies: 8
Views: 399214

Well, maybe you look like a spammer, but if your user name was "IM for best price on Viagra," then you might really look like a spammer. And we get an extra line of text, think of what can be done with that! Take a look at the member list to see what spammer's really look like. All of those pending ...
by Aero
Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Energy Reports the Latest
Replies: 59
Views: 21819

Yes, I do agree also. Secrecy can at best give only a short term advantage. Once it's known to work, it can be built from scratch by any number of states/organizations. Secrecy would buy the navy a lot more time than it will buy EEStor, I think though. Consider that if a BFR were built inside an air...
by Aero
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Propulsion development
Replies: 27
Views: 9015

So it powers the Star Ship Enterprise or maybe the Millenium Falcon, but not an X-wing fighter. And space pleasure yatchs will be EXPENSIVE, or at least BIG.
by Aero
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Propulsion development
Replies: 27
Views: 9015

The third option would be (assuming the inventor was getting filthy rich on licensing fees for the reactor) private funding of spaceflight. This particular pipe dream exists only in an unpublished novella. Tom - How does Virgin Galactic size up wrt this pipe dream? Or maybe one of the other space e...
by Aero
Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More EEStor news
Replies: 40
Views: 18534

Look at the Wikipedia information on EEStor where it gives links to the patent descriptions. A screen printing process to make the 'Electrical Energy Storage Units' has been patented. The world patent is described here: http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?wo=2006026136&IA=WO2006026136&DISPLAY=DESC E...
by Aero
Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Energy Reports the Latest
Replies: 59
Views: 21819

Unfortuantely, financial is not the only advantage to be garnered from secrecy regarding Polywell fusion. Strategic advantage is probably a higher consideration at ONR. That's just my opinion, because there are other advantages to be considered. We know about politics. Who derives the most political...
by Aero
Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More EEStor news
Replies: 40
Views: 18534

Polywell is brand new cutting edge stuff (even if it was conceived over 20 years ago.) Nope. The current design was conceived about 3 years ago. I believe you've made my point. Polywell has been under R&D contract for much longer than 3 years, yet the current design is only about 3 years old. It's ...