Ion Propelled Model Aircraft
This is one of the most
unusual aircraft ever, it has no propeller, no jets, no helicopter rotors, no wings, in fact it has no moving parts at all. It needs no runway, takes off vertically, and will fly in any direction like a helicopter. This
2 foot diameter model takes to the air completely unsupported and flies on pure electricity. Lift is produced when a negative charge from the emitter changes surrounding air particles into ions, the ions rush toward the
positively charged grid, causing a down flow of air, keeping the aircraft aloft. It can be built in almost any shape, it doesn't matter, but round models are the most easily maneuverable.