The Ionic Fan - or any other rotating device that creates lift or drag

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This idea can work for a rotating device or a directional device like a wing or float etc.

So we know there are a couple ways to drive a fan.  One way is from a combustion engine like the radiator cooling fan on cars.  The most common way is with an electric motor.  There is also a jet engine.

Well lets think of some more interesting ways.  You can have a rocket powered fan.  Something like the below.

This would work but would be very fuel inefficient.  Jet engines were designed to improve fuel efficiency of fuel being combusted.

Little spinner ion motors work just like the above picture but with I believe negative ion flows instead of combusted gasses/fuel coming out the back.

But what if we could make an ionic fan better.  See the below video.

So I have been saying this for a while in my fan posts (see randomization and movement tag).  But I have been saying we need positive charge on the front surface of the fan blade and negative charge on the back surface.  I didn't realize until now that this would actually power our fan as well!  See the picture below for an explanation.

The video above shows the principle, as the positive ions on the front of the blade are attracted to the negative ions on the back of the blade, it accelerates the air backward and just like a rocket this powers the blade forward.  Intuitively I knew that donating electrons to the air on the back of our blade would help and stealing electrons from air on the front of the blade would help based on how Teflon works to reduce drag and our Theory of Friction. Also we have an article on the faster air is going on the backside (top) of the blade and the slower it is going on the front side (bottom), the more lift we create.  But now we realize this principle can actually power our fan, no motor needed, just a high voltage power supply!

What are the brown spikes on the front of the fan?  These are square pyramid shapes.  We know based on triboelectricity that this is the most efficient shape for harvesting electricity from moving air.  We also need the sharp points that this shape provides to give places for the positive ions to gather.  I think the reason why the pyramid shape is best because it gets the best contact with the air but at the same time doesn't make the flow too turbulent.

It is possible from the rear negatively charged face (these can be charged in any way desired using any materials) to have pyramids as well to improve ion wind flow but make the voltage attained without reaching air breakdown and shorting the front positive surface to the rear negative. 

This is flying cars and hoverboards and flying bikes!  The technology is here!  Other uses can include fans, drones, helicopters, planes, model planes, and anything that gains traction within any medium including liquids, any gasses, aether or anything else.

Of course a hybrid system with motor or combustion and charged blades would probably end up being best. The charged blade can increase the RPM and/or lift the system achieves under alternate power, instead of the ionic wind from the charge differential to power it itself.

The charges on the surfaces can be gained actively (power supply or any other generator/storage of charge) or passively by the medium, chemical interactions, chemical coatings (like teflon), tribocharging materials, etc.  Likely a bird wing would have a more negatively tribocharging surface on the top of the wing and a positive turbocharging surface on the bottom of the wing to improve lift.

Possibility: We know that electric antigravity works and positive charge (or maybe it's negative) on the bottom of something will repel the earth's gravity (which itself is just a charge).  So this fact will make our ionic fan not only self powered from only a high voltage blowing air downward and giving us lift, but electrical antigravity in a stable version!  The rotation of the fan gives us gyroscopic effect we would need to stabilize our antigravity craft.

 PSS: It turns out that antigravity typically works with the craft being pulled toward the positive charge.  So this would make our craft want to go down instead of up.  Reversing the charges might be beneficial with the negative on the front/bottom and positive on the back/top.  It is worth trying. 

Here is a very similar patent but this has the electrode and counter electrode nearby each-other in a spaced relationship, mine places them together on the same blade in a physically connected (but not electrically connected) relationship. Thus sufficiently different than the Adrian Leta Patent.  Also this close relationship (as opposed to spaced) makes it easier for us to achieve a high electric field and voltage since the closer charges are together the greater electric field can be achieved.

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