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Old 08-12-2020, 12:34 PM   #41 (permalink)
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For it to be magnetohydrodynamics, we'd be introducing an electric potential, to accelerate the air itself to create jet thrust. I can't imagine that the mechanical efficiency could exceed that of an electric traction motor. It's a second law of thermodynamics fail.
That's exactly how plasma actuators do.

The efficiency (and the dust-collecting aspect) is made available for A-B testing and verification with the Subaru part (plus a signal generator).

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