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by kunkmiester
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2203
Views: 318328

Re: SpaceX News

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More financing. More sustainable, in some ways.
by kunkmiester
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Extraterrestrial colony companies
Replies: 21
Views: 3841

Re: Extraterrestrial colony companies

Forgot about this thread. Some interesting articles, but still no comments about having future colonists invest in a colony and fund their move now, rather than later.
by kunkmiester
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 672
Views: 174820

Re: EM Drive

We will have to see what Woodward does to address it. It might be a decent shot to try a different design, like the magnetic oscillator I've mentioned. While there is magnetic issues to be dealt with the cap stack could be on an air bearing or something and thus have no space for Dean drive effects ...
by kunkmiester
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Deneum - deuterium/titanium interaction produces energy
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

Re: Deneum - deuterium/titanium interaction produces energy

The metal- hydrogen reactions seem to be the most sensical of the theories, does titanium even fit with the pattern of most researchers using nickel or palladium?
by kunkmiester
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mach effect questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Re: Mach effect questions

The big problem I had with calculus was remembering enough algebra to do the tests. The concept made sense, though even before calc I was having trouble with some of the notation. I know the P/t thing is doing something with rate of change, I just don't know what the symbol means, which would probab...
by kunkmiester
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mach effect questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Re: Mach effect questions

Today's update, worked on a spreadsheet so I can plug stuff in and tweak things, like max mechanical drive with whatever system I work out, capacitor sizes, etc. Greek is the trouble right now. Some of the letters Woodward uses don't seem to be Greek, or are different forms of the letters than the t...
by kunkmiester
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mach effect questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Re: Mach effect questions

So "G" should be a constant to look up? That helps a lot. I'd imagine that's what it is, in not seeing any reason he wouldn't be using standard stuff. Now to re-read things again So I can start again trying to parse out where which variables are. Right now it's mechanical drive frequency a...
by kunkmiester
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mach effect questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Re: Mach effect questions

So, found my notes, here's the fun parts, I'm wanting to work to being able to go from knowable quantities such as capacitance(in farads), voltage, acceleration etc. into physical needs and predictions. On page 73 of his book, he has the main equation. Is "G" gravities? I need to look up m...
by kunkmiester
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mach effect questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Re: 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 s...
by kunkmiester
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mach effect questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

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: 1796

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: 3820

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: 3820

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: 2203
Views: 318328

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: 672
Views: 174820

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...

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