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Date: 06/20/07 02:11 AM

40 Responses to Electrostatic Hovercraft

  1. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 9:34 pm
    Link: Electrostatic Hovercraft - It flies by using static electricity.
  2. Profile photo of firetiger16
    firetiger16 Female 18-29
    362 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 2:17 am
    Sweet! Hovercafts ftw!
  3. Profile photo of nerdpickle13
    nerdpickle13 Male 18-29
    29 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 2:20 am
    ooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwww pretty! i want too touch it or lick it!!!!
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 2:30 am
    mythbusters already did this. I thought it was going to be something that could carry weight.
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    zirak Male 13-17
    223 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 2:31 am
    ha, if you look at the end of the credits it says, ``all rights reserved`` but then below that is says, ``all wrongs revenged``
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    EmoCrys Female 13-17
    39 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 2:43 am
    lol that was funny. what was it made outta? looked like cardboard, toothpicks and tin foil
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    Hopper89 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 2:49 am
    It is effictively made of that stuff. There is a wire above the tin foil that has a High voltage running through it. This ionises the air around it and this ionised air is then attracted to the tin foil below. This movement of air creates thrust and the object lifts.
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    tealcandtrip Female 18-29
    201 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 2:53 am
    Won`t play. Anybody else suffering from random non-playing Youtube videos? Seems to be about 10% of my downloads.
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    jebler Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:00 am
    im reluctant to trust low quality video like this one. even if this is based on something that is real, the way it moved looks like it was on strings. its hard to see strings in high quality video.
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    Flakk Male 13-17
    126 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 3:13 am
    I want THAT in car form!
  11. Profile photo of Rofl_Ryan
    Rofl_Ryan Male 13-17
    185 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 3:28 am
    Lol noobs.
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    S_J_W Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:41 am

    Relax, it`s real. It`s a simple ionocraft known as a "lifter". And it was attached to wires … but they were anchoring it to the ground and feeding electric current into it.

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    cmanatlan Male 13-17
    604 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 4:00 am
    Mythbusters says that touching that while it is flying will kill you because lots and lots of volts are going through it.
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    Gh4z Male 18-29
    234 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 4:18 am
    Wewt it`s ufo. Get the laserguns ready!
  15. Profile photo of DeadlyLegion
    DeadlyLegion Male 18-29
    452 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 4:39 am
    I saw this one on mythbusters once. A good idea is to tie it down because if it touches you you are gonna get a rude surprise :P
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    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
    838 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 5:15 am
    This is really old! And really not that impressive since it`s made out of ultra light material and must be connect to a very heavy generator ir order to produce the amount of Voltage needed. But it`s fun to watch tough.
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    Lou Two Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 7:01 am
    Ahahah. These things are built at extreme cutting edge of design. So they`re always one step away from bursting into flame
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    cantab Male 18-29
    170 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 7:51 am
    The stability is the problem, notice how rubbish it was before it was fully guyed. That`s one reason why aeroplanes are not shaped like flying saucers.
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    maples Male 13-17
    1217 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 8:38 am

    im tellin yah, when im adult life is gonna be fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuukeedd upp.

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    loser7984 Male 18-29
    84 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 9:03 am
    ... that was stupid.. most the time it just fell in the ground lol
  21. Profile photo of jakef
    jakef Male 13-17
    10 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 9:49 am
    the only decent part it right at the end where he gets elctrocuted
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
    1499 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 10:47 am
    that looks safe.
  23. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 1:24 pm
    Yup. IIRC for ages no one was sure what was lifting it, because it actually still lifted in a "vacuum" so they were claiming it couldn`t be ionic wind, turns out it just wasn`t a very good vacuum.

    Retested in a more complete vacuum and nada, no lift whatsoever.

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    PhoenixPhata Male 13-17
    280 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 1:34 pm
    Yet again, another day where iab proves that it is the absolute best at digging up ancient fossils of amusement and proving that there are still people Stu there that can be blow away by them...
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3433 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 1:41 pm
    The problem is the shape. I daresay, as retarded as it may sound, if they had made the object shperical it would have likely worked better.
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    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 1:50 pm
    seen it on mythbusters b4
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    GeN_Ex Male 13-17
    276 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 2:45 pm
    `Lets take a peek underneath`
    `....Professor?.....Professer!! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!`
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    alfront Male 40-49
    115 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 3:56 pm
    get a life then get laid
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    justKatrina Female 13-17
    1007 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 4:36 pm
    I read that as "Hoveround". Grandma would not like.
  30. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 5:02 pm
    Actually I`m pretty sure the triangle is a better shape than a sphere. Just my opinion. But I think it helps keep the electric flow more constant and keep the "updraft" of the ionized air under it. A sphere would just sit there because there would be no edges to catch the ionized air.

    Just my opinion, could be wrong.

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    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
    1365 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 5:13 pm
    that was dumb
  32. Profile photo of eclipz
    eclipz Male 18-29
    10 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 5:33 pm
    I`ve worked the the guy in the video before. Nope, nothing impressive, he just likes screwing around with stuff like that, then try to make it impressive so he can get people to join the group. Funny how in over 8 years, he still hasn`t gotten his `non-profit` to do anything towards its goal.
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    philippic Male 18-29
    1705 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 8:25 pm
    wonder if there hair stuck up every time it had the elec generated frew it.
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    klkl Male 13-17
    1726 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 10:54 pm
    mythbusters used this abd btw, no anti gravity here :)
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    SuperStingra Male 13-17
    72 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 1:17 am
    Me wanty.
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    Freelop Male 18-29
    442 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 2:52 pm
    comming soon to your local toys R us
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    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 5:06 pm
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    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2087 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 10:42 pm
    yea. real safe.
  39. Profile photo of tourettes
    tourettes Male 18-29
    957 posts
    June 22, 2007 at 7:16 am
    idk this isnt too impressive at all. the strings didnt help things any
  40. Profile photo of Foob
    Foob Male 40-49
    382 posts
    June 22, 2007 at 9:02 am
    I wonder, if utilised properly, how much such a device can lift, and now much energy is needed.
    Baalthazaq: Please link to this vacuum test? I`m curious to learn more.

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