The 3 stages Lifter v3.0 with 20 g of payload
By Jean-Louis Naudin
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created on October 10, 2002 - JLN Labs - Last update October 12, 2002
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The purpose of this experiment is test a new 3 stages Lifter version. This version is bigger than the previous version ( see the 3 stages Lifter v2.0 tests ). The 3 stages Lifter v3.0 is composed of 54 asymmetrical Townsend Brown capacitors Vs 27 for the 3 stages Lifter v2.0.

The 3 stages Lifter v3.0 specifications

The thin wire is connected to the +30 KV, the top aluminum armature is connected to the ground, the middle armature to the +30 KV and then, the bottom armature to the ground. Each aluminum armature is wing shaped with a thick leading edge ( 1.5 mm ) and a thin trailing edge ( 0.12 mm ). The thin trailing edge is equivalent to the first thin wire and produces a strong electric field.

  • Size : 3 equilateral triangles with each side 600 mm long, 20 mm high, there are 54 asymmetrical capacitors.

  • Aluminum armature : 12/100 mm thick,

  • Thin coper wire : 1/10 mm diameter.

  • Gap between each stage : 35 mm.

  • Total height : 180 mm

  • Total Weight ( without payload ) : 24 g

See the video of the 3 stages Lifter v3.0

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TEST #1 : With a 15 g payload


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15 g of payload is placed in the middle of the 3 stages Lifter. This 3 stages Lifter v3.0 is able to carry a 15 g payload easily.


TEST #2 : With a 20 g payload


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20 g of payload is placed in the middle of the 3 stages Lifter. This 3 stages Lifter v3.0 is also able to carry the 20 g payload.

Test result : When the HV power supply is switched on, the Lifter goes upward quickly with the 20 g of payload. The total weight of the 3 stages Lifter is 44 g.

Device tested

Number of asymmetrical capacitors

Width

Weight (empty)

Payload

Counterbary

3 stages Lifter v2.0

27

400 mm

14 g

10 g

171 %

3 stages Lifter v3.0

54

600 mm

24 g

20 g

183 %

See the video of the 3 stages Lifter v3.0 with the 20 g of payload

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Comments from JL Naudin :

These encouraging tests results confirms to me that :

  1. A Lifter device is fully scalable,

  2. with this multi-stages setup, when the number of the Asym. Capacitor is doubled, the max on board payload is also doubled.

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