Lifter Project - The FIRST MANNED FLIGHT
ORVILLE, the mouse, is the 1st Worldwide Electronaut
Experiment by Jean-Louis Naudin
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created on January 8th, 2003 - JLN Labs - Last update January 21th, 2003
Toutes les informations et schémas sont publiés gratuitement ( freeware ) et sont destinés à un usage personnel et non commercial

All informations and diagrams are published freely (freeware) and are intended for a private use and a non commercial use.

On January 8th, 2003, ORVILLE, the mouse, has done successfully two historical flights as a test pilot of the Lifter "Maximus". ORVILLE is now the 1st Worldwide "Electronaut " pilot which has done a flight aboard a propellantless electrokinetic craft.

ORVILLE's weight is 24 grammes, it is a very nice and cool mouse.

ORVILLE at home

ORVILLE's Lifter Pod

ORVILLE is now aboard and ready to take off...

The 1st Orville's historical flight : Count down in progress... 3, 2, 1...

The Lifter "Maximus" is launched successfully with the 1st "Electronaut" on board...

ORVILLE is on board and it is always very cool during the flight and it has never been afraid...

ORVILLE has done two flights aboard the Lifter "Maximus" and is still very active...

ORVILLE has returned to his house, it is in good health and is still very cool and dynamic...

Orville's Lifter-Craft "Maximus" specifications :

Orville, the mouse weight : 24g
Lifter "Maximus" weight ( on 01-08-03 ) : 140 g
Orville's Lifter pod weight : 16 g
Total weight of the Lifter-craft with Orville is : 180 g

Power supply voltage : 35KV DC
Current : about 10mA
HV Power : about 350 Watts

See the videos of the Orville's tests flights

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Orville goes On Board...

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The Orville's first Flight...

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The Orville' second Flight...

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Orville is now the 1st Lifter pilot worldwide...

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Orville is back to its house...

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Orville, the mouse, is now the 1st Worldwide "Electronaut" Pilot ...
January 8th, 2003 has been an historical moment...

January 21th, 2003 : Some news from Orville, the Electronaut mouse

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