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    Hello people, I am not going to act like i am smart, I just graduated last year. I am wondering what your thought on hover tech is, what would you think is necisarry for it to be possible? Would it be possible in small objects as well as big ones? Just throw your ideas out there!


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    Well there are several ways to make something hover and they all have the same thing in common, that is they require a way to overcome the force of gravity which would otherwise keep them on the ground.

    Obviously you have things like helicopters and hovercraft which create either a vortex or cushion of air to hover, or something like a Harrier Jump Jet which focuses the thrust from the engines downwards effectively pushing the aircraft upwards thus cancelling out the force of gravity.

    Then you have your magnetic hovering which uses one magnetic field to repel against another one coming from the ground.
    You can have things like hot air balloons and airships where the large volume is made lighter than the surrounding air, either though inflating with a gas such as helium or hydrogen for an airship of by heating the air in a hot air ballon, so as to support the weight of other objects against the force of gravity.

    Also you have various types of back packs which can use things like compressed gas or I've even seen one that uses water, this rather obviously was used at sea with pipes sucking up sea water whilst then spraying it out under pressure to create thrust and lift.


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    how does the magnetic repellent hover work?
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    This would simply require creating to magnetic fields, one on the ground and the other on your object to push against it thus overcoming the force of gravity, you can go and buy many toys that already work this simple principle that allows an object to hover.
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    Hover bike lets you drive like a Jedi - FutureTech on NBCNews.com

    Read the whole article. It's pretty interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankotsu View Post
    how does the magnetic repellent hover work?
    Floating magnets are nothing new or special. Though translating this concept to a stable, full-sized, manned vehicle that can steer easily may be a bit of a challenge.

    Though I'm likened to ask... Wouldn't this method require the entire ground area to be strongly ferromagnetic?
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    No, the magnetic repellant hover works because you have a magentic surface which has a fixed direction and a magnetic surface which has a fixed direction. Have you guys ever heard of a maglev?

    But to fuel your fantasies, might I show you a little clip form my home town universities Magnetic laboratory: Floating Frog - YouTube
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