Argonath
I found an article on an Electric plan that MIT made which uses a charged wing to force airflow and thrust.

The premise is that the charged wing pulls the plane forward via "Ionic wind". The electrodes charge nitrogen particles in the atmosphere creating positive ions. The ions collide with neutral air particles, pushing the air behind the plane and generating thrust to drive the plane forward.

It's an interesting concept.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/11/mit-engineers-fly-first-ever-plane-with-no-moving-parts?utm_source=Facebook%20Videos&utm_medium=Facebook%20Videos&utm_campaign=Facebook%20Video%20Blogs
D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
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FED50H
Very cool. (Too bad they frown on lipo batteries on planes...) Kidding aside, awesome concept that could be viable.
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JTiger
That's pretty cool, but 40000 volts to the front electrodes? I wouldn't want to get in the way of that...
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FED50H
Doubles as a law enforcement long range taser too.
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Wildthing
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That's pretty cool, but 40000 volts to the front electrodes? I wouldn't want to get in the way of that...

For extra boost they need a lightening rod to pick up that little extra fuel
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unclejamal
interessting
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Argonath
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That's pretty cool, but 40000 volts to the front electrodes? I wouldn't want to get in the way of that...


Ya seriously. Catch that on landing and you'll wake up thinking wth was I thinking...
D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
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Wildthing
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Ya seriously. Catch that on landing and you'll wake up thinking wth was I thinking...

You would be diced and sliced like going through a chees grater.
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