Transdimensional's Lifter1 Experiment
By Jean-Louis Naudin
created on October 10th, 2001 - JLN Labs - Last update October 17th, 2001
All informations in this page are published free and are intended for private/educational purposes and not for commercial applications
On June 2001, Transdimensional Technologies has presented the Lifter1 and Lifter2 devices. The Lifter1 device was built with three capacitors joined so as to form a triangle assembly and the Lifter2 is three time heavier and three time bigger than the Lifter1. These devices are able to lift their own weight and they are a "modern version" of the Townsend Brown Electrokinetic Apparatus. The Lifters are using the Biefeld-Brown Effect to generate the main thrust to self levitate. I have already built some similar devices in April 1999, see "The EHD Flying Saucer v1.0 ".
In the Townsend
Brown Electrokinetic Apparatus described in the US Patent N°2949550 filed on Aug 16, 1960
and titled "Elektrokinetic Apparatus" you
will find the full description of the main principle used in the
Lifter devices :
<< It is therefore an object of my invention to provide an apparatus for converting the energy of an electrical potential directly into a mechanical force suitable for causing relative motion between a structure and the surrounding medium. It is another object of this invention to provide a novel apparatus for converting and electrical potential directly to usable kinetic energy.
It is another object of this invention to provide a novel apparatus for converting electrostatic energy directly into kinetic energy.
It is another object of this invention to provide a vehicle motivated by electrostatic energy without the use of moving parts.
It is still another object of this invention to provide a self- propelled vehicle without moving parts. It is a feature of my invention to provide an apparatus for producing relative motion between a structure and the surrounding medium which apparatus includes a pair of electrodes of appropriate form held in fixed spaced relation to each other and immersed in a dielectric medium and oppositely charged. It is another feature of my invention to provide apparatus which includes a body defining one electrode, another separate electrode supported in fixed spaced relation by said body, and a source of high electrical potential connected between the body and the separate electrode. >> ( Extract from US Patent N°2949550 filed on Aug 16, 1960 titled "Elektrokinetic Apparatus" )
Today, I have replicated successfully the Transdimensional Power3 Lifter1 and Lifter2. You will find below the full details of the Lifter1 replication that I have conducted. You will also find at the end of this page the full explanations to build yourself your own Lifter1.
The Lifter1 is maintained on the ground base with 3 thin nylon threads to avoid that it escapes to the ceiling...
The Lifter1 is an asymmetrical capacitor with one electrode made with a thin corona wire placed at 30 mm from the main rectangular electrode constructed "ala" Townsend Brown.
The Lifter1 works very well with a simple 30KV power supply ( see the details and diagram )
See the videos of Lifter1 experiments
To see the videos, the free downloadable RealPlayer is required
The Basic Lifter1 Test
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The Acceleration and manoeuvrability Test
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Lifter1 Test Results : Today I have reproduced successfully the Lifter1 device presented by Transdimensional Technologies and I can confirm fully all their claims. The Lifter1 is a fascinating device, the resulting lift Vs its weight is strong ( 150% ) and it is able to accelerate upwards very quickly and silently. The Lifter1 has a weight of 2.3 g and it is able to carry a payload of 1 g with 23.8 Watts.
Steve Burns has conducted a theorical analysis and some calculations about the Lifter1 tests and the video, and the results :
See Also :
Documents references :
The Transdimensional Technologies web site
"Electrogravitics Systems" ( Report on a new propulsion methodology) by Thomas Valone - ISBN 0-9641070-0-7
" Subquantum Kinetics " by Paul A. LaViolette - ISBN 0-9642025-0-6
" L'Effet Biefeld-Brown - Histoire secrète de l'antigravité - Vol 1 "by Alexandre Szames - ISBN 2-91377-01-7
Electrokinetics brown by Paul E. Potter
US Patent N°2949550 filed on Aug 16, 1960 "Elektrokinetic Apparatus" from Thomas Townsend Brown
The Thomas Townsend Brown dedicated web site
Experimenters feed-back and others Lifter replications
Transdimensional's Lifter Experiments by Steven Dufresne ( 10-10-01 )
Email : JNaudin509@aol.com
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