Mach Effect progress

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Re: Mach Effect progress

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Re: Mach Effect progress

Postby TDPerk » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:11 pm

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/04/m ... lsion.html

May be a re-hash, the slides certainly seem to be.
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Re: Mach Effect progress

Postby paperburn1 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:58 pm

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Re: Mach Effect progress

Postby hanelyp » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:42 am

The daylight is uncomfortably bright for eyes so long in the dark.

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Re: Mach Effect progress

Postby paperburn1 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:24 pm

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Re: Mach Effect progress

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Re: Mach Effect progress

Postby ScottL » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:38 am

The EMDrive front is mostly quiet these days. Still a few DIYers around, but the hype has definitely died off. Last I heard, Paul March retired, but still toys around with EMDrive/Mach Effects ideas. If he's around, he could probably say more. There is dead silence from the EagleWorks lab and Sonny White. The last NASA budget release I glanced at didn't mention them this time around, so I don't know. My problems with the EMDrive are still that Shawyer's explanation is...wrong and the EagleWorks paper was lacking several important sections. The paper was ultimately published in a smaller propulsion journal instead of a well established physics journal which tends to throw up a red flag for me. Perhaps new information will come out in the not-to-distant future.

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Re: Mach Effect progress

Postby paperburn1 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:06 am

Sometime I thing we are taking the wrong approach with these things. :) Maybe we should cover it with bright flashing LEDs, shiny bells and have it spat co2 or steam at random intervals from various orifices and keep it in a big blue box then maybe we will get millions in funding
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Re: Mach Effect progress

Postby Skipjack » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:48 pm

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/04/w ... lsion.html
With solar panels now allegedly above 1 kW/kg, a solar array should be fine for the inner solar system. That could bring down system weight considerably compared to a nuclear reactor (the solar panels for 1 MWe at 1 AU would just be a ton). Granted, for the outer planets and interstellar travel, you would need a nuclear reactor. But for mars, moon and the other planets, solar should be good. That should allow for a much lower total system weight and a much higher acceleration with the same set of MEGA drives.

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Re: Mach Effect progress

Postby Diogenes » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:50 pm

‘What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.’
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Re: Mach Effect progress

Postby Diogenes » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:03 pm

‘What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.’
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Re: Mach Effect progress

Postby ScottL » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:29 pm

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 (agreed, his explanation isn't correct). The problem with that data is that Professor Yang redid the experiment about a year later with a negative result and a new explanation. Per Professor Yang, having moved the power source onto the device instead of feeding it along the pendulum arm, previous measurements of "thrust" disappeared. Outside of Professor Yang's work, I really haven't seen evidence that I would consider compelling for the EMDrive. What I have seen are ample amounts of arm-chair scientists posting pet theories and wailing against the physics establishment. Until I see some reputable replication and publication, I exercise my right to remain skeptical. This is one facet of science i would love to be wrong about though.

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Re: Mach Effect progress

Postby krenshala » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:29 pm

Too bad it would be a royal pain to get one of the satellites he was doing station-keeping on to see how they perform on the balance with and without the transceiver running.


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