nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07477-9

news.mit.edu/2018/first-ionic-wind-plane-no-moving-parts-1121

scientificamerican.com/article/silent-and-simple-ion-engine-powers-a-plane-with-no-moving-parts/

tinyurl.com/WS-rimstarLifter

jnaudin.free.fr/lifters/orville/

Multiple sources have pointed out to me an ion wind-powered glider powered by Li-polymer batteries recently published in Nature. While “lifters” and other electrostatic kites have been commonly built as projects for some time, this is a cool new device suitable for inclusion in your introductory E&M course problems. Of course, one can always build lifters and read of the adventures of Orville the electronaut mouse in his little-known historic 2003 lifter flight.

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