1. would it be possible to create an air ship that used magnetics instead of fossil fuels?

if you had a large electro magnet of the bottom of the air ship, and you had it polarized so that it repelled from the earth at a sufficient force to obtain reasonable speeds, and you had another magnet around the perimeter of the first magnet, this one adjustable, that attracts to the earth, you would be able to control vertical flight, but only if the magnetics were of sufficient strength

to move horizontally, i think it would be prudent to have an angled side to make repelling from the earth cause a diagonal motion, and then negate the vertical motion and you are left with the horizontal

this way you have vertical, horizontal and diagonal motion, without fossil fuels, and it would be quieter, more controllable and probably more adept at manuevering than a helicopter.

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3. In a word, no.

4. You would need anti gravity to power such a ship. We have yet to figure this out.

5. i think it is possible

i mean the earth has its own magnet fields right?

well if you get a craft to repell off of the magnetic fields, then it would propel itself away from earth's surface

and then adjusting the magnet would provide motion

6. You had better find out just how much magnetic push/pull the Earth has. It is very, very weak and therefore couldn't repel a snowflake.

7. yeah...

the earths magnetic feild is used primarily for deflecting those tiny yet deadly particles from the sun which bombard us pretty much all the time.

now repelling a big heavy car is another matter, it's just not that strong.

8. The problem appears to be obvious, the gravity of the earth will outweigh the repulsion of the magnetic field. If you were to achieve enough power using say some type of electromagnet to actually achieve break away from gravity you may find that power better used for some other form of propulsion. I think it would be highly ineffiecient.

I wonder if it's possible to use electricity to superheat air moving through a rotor. Something like an electric jet or an electric scram-jet. Doesn't sound exactly right..but hmm.

9. Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
The problem appears to be obvious, the gravity of the earth will outweigh the repulsion of the magnetic field. If you were to achieve enough power using say some type of electromagnet to actually achieve break away from gravity you may find that power better used for some other form of propulsion. I think it would be highly ineffiecient.

I wonder if it's possible to use electricity to superheat air moving through a rotor. Something like an electric jet or an electric scram-jet. Doesn't sound exactly right..but hmm.
your looking for quite a bit of electricity to constantly the heat air.
which sucks because even if it could work we'd have to burn more coal to supply the electricity, as humans will take a long time to break away from fossil fuels.

10. If it changes in intensity(magnetism..)... the controls must be used by PC. Only that has the capacity to decide in such fast pace in order to keep up.

BTW. my dear topic starter.- i was thinking EXACTLY the same thing(before i joined this forum). Literally. I love this topic.

Earth has a compressed core .. which drags things towards it by the force called gravity. If we want to go the opposite way from this.. we need something that works in exact opposite direction (anti gravity?) anti - anything? .. I have no degree in physics so ill let others go on here.

11. If there is a north pole and a south pole, which one would you use, and wouldnt your answer always be attracted to somewhere.

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