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Re: Star Trek's Vision: Hopelessly Out of Date!

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:40 pm

Well, if it's anti-grav... would they need a track, or would it be there for nostalgia's sake?
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Re: Star Trek's Vision: Hopelessly Out of Date!

Postby Mikey » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:13 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Well, if it's anti-grav... would they need a track, or would it be there for nostalgia's sake?


Technically, mag-lev is "anti-gravity" since it functions in opposition to gravity.. and yes, it needs a track (or a track-like series of magnet housings.)
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Re: Star Trek's Vision: Hopelessly Out of Date!

Postby Graham Kennedy » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:50 pm

Mag levs usually wrap around a track so it should be pretty close to impossible for one to fly off the rail. I'd imagine you could do something similar with antigrav.
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Re: Star Trek's Vision: Hopelessly Out of Date!

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:08 pm

Okay, so put a snowplow on front and it'll all be fine. ;)
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