Update on AG research - 09/20/97

Date: Sat, 20 Sep 1997 14:33:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: James Cox
Subject: gravity-shielded propelled vehicle
To: vortex-l@eskimo.com
Cc: gravity@voicenet.com

James E. Cox in his new journal ANTIGRAVITY NEWS and SPACE DRIVE TECHNOLOGY Vol 1.No. 2 (July-August edition) describes how we may now start thinking (put on your engineering hats, folks!) about how to apply the Podkletnov/Schnurer (and others) superconductor g-shield results to potentially useful future hardware.

He proposes a modular arrangement of SC layers, each one yields the demonstrated 2% reduced weight (column effect up to infinity) so the lift equation is quite simple:

F = (g-coef) (14.7 psi) (SC-area, inch squared) (N,layers)

Podkletnov showed that the PRINCIPLE OF SUPERPOSITION is valid, when he stacked two devices and got 4% shielding.

For the Dr. Schnurer device with 1" dia. SC, at 5% (or .05) g-shield coefficient, the lifting force is about 9 ounces.

Considering the photograph in Feb 17, Business Week; the device is rather small and must have been close to liftoff!

If not, we can lighten it up, and go for a SCHNURER LEVITATION demonstration-- heads will start to turn, folks!

Remember, the pressure underneath the SC remains unchanged at 14.7 psi at sea level. (Podkeletnov actually measured the pressure differential above his device (see second paper) as 8 mm of Hg mercury.

Schnurer's SC disc, itself, only weighs around .5 ounce, yet yields a lift thats 18 times larger than its own weight!

Does he have a hole in the roof of his lab? Well, Mr. Cox wants to win the $10,000,000 X-prize (three people to 62 miles altitude), and donate a big chunck to g-shield research. Any takers?

Tune-in for more details -- you can get AGN subscription for $36 to J.E.Cox, P.O.Box 655, Marietta, GA 30061-655.