b-IONIC Airfish

b-IONIC Airfish
b-IONIC Airfish

An experiment in pneumatics and bionics

In this projectile, bionic refinement meets unusual drive forms that were originally conceived for outer space. The flow-optimised pneumatic structure is derived from the penguin.

The new bionic plasma drive in the stubby wings is a simplified copy of the mechanical wing propulsion of birds, without applying any moving parts. The tail is moved using the classic principle of the ion beam drive, which functions using air-ionising high DC voltage fields. The accelerated air ions produce an ion wind with a speed of up to 10 m/s.

However, future application ranges for atmospheric ion drives are not focused on obtaining propelling force, but rather on the areas of resistance reduction and resistance elimination.


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