- To be correct, I probably should say, "TR-3B Antigravity
Physics Explained, insofar as General Relativity can be considered an explanation
- Many readers of this list are probably already familiar
with Edgart. If not, read about it here: http://fouchemedia.com/arap/speech.htm.
- Mr. Fouche describes the TR-3B's propulsion system as
follows: "A circular, plasma filled accelerator ring called the Magnetic
Field Disrupter, surrounds the rotatable crew compartment and is far ahead
of any imaginable technology... The plasma, mercury based, is pressurized
at 250,000 atmospheres at a temperature of 150 degrees Kelvin, and accelerated
to 50,000 rpm to create a super-conductive plasma with the resulting gravity
- The MFD generates a magnetic vortex field, which disrupts
or neutralizes the effects of gravity on mass within proximity, by 89 percent...
- The current MFD in the TR-3B causes the effect of making
the vehicle extremely light, and able to outperform and outmaneuver any
craft yet ...My sources say the performance is limited only the stresses
that the human pilots can endure. Which is a lot, really, considering along
with the 89% reduction in mass, the G forces are also reduced by 89%. The
crew of the TR-3B should be able to comfortable take up to 40Gs... Reduced
by 89%, the occupants would feel about 4.2 Gs.
- The TR-3Bs propulsion is provided by 3 multimode thrusters
mounted at each bottom corner of the triangular platform. The TR-3 is a
sub-Mach 9 vehicle until it reaches altitudes above l20,000 feet - then
who knows how fast it can go!..."
- I was skeptical of Mr. Fouche's claims when I first read
them, as I' m sure that many of you are, but I was interested enough to
do further research on what happens when you spin a plasma at high speeds
in a ring (toroidal) configuration. I came across a physics article (sorry,
I can't seem to locate the source right now) that described this exact
configuration. The article said that, surprisingly, the charged particles
of the plasma don't just spin uniformly around the ring, but they tend
to take up a synchronized, tightly pitched, helical (screw thread) motion
as they move around the ring. This can be understood in a general way as
follows: the charged particles moving around the ring act as a current
that in turn sets up a magnetic field around the ring. It is a well-known
fact that electrons (or ions) tend to move in a helical fashion around
magnetic field lines. Although it is a highly complex interaction, it only
requires a small leap of faith to believe that the end result of these
interactions between the moving charged particles (current) and associated
magnetic fields results in the helical motion described above. In other
words, the charged particles end up moving in very much the same pattern
as the current on a wire tightly wound around a toroidal core.
- I thought that this was an interesting fact, but didn't
see how it could possibly relate to antigravity, until I ran across the
following article: "Guidelines to Antigravity" by Dr. Robert
Forward, written in 1962 (available at: http://www.whidbey.com/forward/pdf/tp007.pdf).
Dr. Forward's article describes several little known aspects of Einstein's
General Relativity Theory that indicate how moving matter can create unusual
gravitational effects. When I saw Figure 5 in Dr. Forward's article, the
pieces of the puzzle all fell together. I instantly saw how the moving
matter pattern that Dr. Forward describes as necessary to generate a gravitational
dipole was exactly the same as the plasma ring pattern described in the
physics article discussed above!
- If Fouche's description is even close to correct, then
the TR-3B utilizes this little known loophole in General Relativity Theory
to create it's antigravity effects! Even though the TR-3B can only supposedly
cancel 89% of gravity (and inertia) today, there is no reason why the technology
can't be improved to exceed 100% and achieve true antigravity capability!
- In theory, this same moving matter pattern could be mechanically
reproduced by mounting a bunch of small gyroscopes all around the larger
ring, with their axis on the larger ring, and then spinning both the gyroscopes
and the ring at high speeds. However, as Dr. Forward points out any such
mechanical system would probably fly apart before any significant antigravity
effects could be generated.
- However, as Dr. Forward states, "By using electromagnetic
forces to contain rotating systems, it would be possible for the masses
to reach relativistic velocities; thus a comparatively small amount of
matter, if dense enough and moving fast enough, could produce usable gravitational
- The requirement for a dense material moving at relativistic
speeds would explain the use of Mercury plasma (heavy ions). If the plasma
really spins at 50,000 RPM and the Mercury ions are also moving in a tight
pitched spiral, then the individual ions would be moving probably hundreds,
perhaps thousands of times faster than the bulk plasma spin, in order to
execute their "screw thread" motions. It is quite conceivable
that the ions could be accelerated to relativistic speeds in this manner.
I am guessing that you would probably want to strip the free electrons
from the plasma, making a positively charged plasma, since the free electrons
would tend to counter rotate and reduce the efficiency of the antigravity
- One of Einstein's postulates of GR says that gravitational
mass and inertial mass are equivalent. This is consistent with Mr. Fouche's
claim that inertial mass within the plasma ring is also reduced by 89%.
This would also explain why the vehicle is triangular shaped. Since it
still requires conventional thrusters for propulsion, the thrusters would
need to be located outside of the "mass reduction zone" or else
the mass of the thruster's reaction material would also be reduced, making
them terribly inefficient. Since it requires a minimum of 3 legs to have
a stable stool, it follows that they would need a minimum of 3 thrusters
to have a stable aerospace platform. Three thrusters, located outside of
the plasma ring, plus appropriate structural support, would naturally lead
to a triangular shape for the vehicle.
- I was extremely skeptical of Mr. Fouche's claimed size
for the TR-3B, of 600 feet across. At first, I thought that this must be
a typo. Why would anyone in their right mind build a "Tactical Reconnaissance"
vehicle 2 football fields long? They must be nuts! However, the answer
to this may also be found in Dr. Forward's paper. As Dr. Forward's puts
it, "...even the most optimistic calculations indicate that very large
devices will be required to create usable gravitational forces. Antigravity...like
all modern sciences, will require special projects involving large sums
of money, men, and energy."