Re: The E-Bomb

From: Chuck Kuecker (
Date: Mon Nov 19 2001 - 22:41:38 MST

At 10:57 PM 11/19/01 -0500, you wrote:

>its why I recommend places like Boeing Surplus. You might try the
>boneyard at Davis Monthan AFB as well. I'm sure Spike can point people
>to some suppliers in the Bay area.

The Boeing site seems interesting, but it looks like one of those places
you have to go to to find out what they have.

Do you have contacts at Davis Monthan? Their web page says nothing about a
salvage yard open to civvies like me...

Wright-Patterson AFB used to be a prime source of lots of microwave stuff,
as was the Dayton Hamvention, but it seems to have dried up in the last
decade or so.

>I believe that de Seversky worked for the Sikorsky corp. You've gotta
>use balsa, mylar, and very fine wire. I was planning on a wireless power
>transmission device to free it from the umbilical cord eventually.

Mine were balsa and thin copper wire. Of course, i was only 11 at the time.
I should try this again...

Perhaps you could use the HERF gun to power the ionocraft through an
on-board rectenna - but HV diodes in the voltages needed are NOT tiny - or
particularly light...

Chuck Kuecker

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