Wing-In-Ground Effect (WIG) “Flying Sub”

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My students asked about the prop-less submarine propulsion system, so I explained the origin of its design as a flying submersible for maintenance of the floating power grid. Continue reading

WIG Hovertrain: Innovation Takes Time

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I wanted to share my idea for a form of rapid transportation that uses magnets for propulsion and the wing-in-ground-effect (WIG) for suspension above a track. Various “hovertrain” ideas using air suspension have been examined since before I was born, but are still being explored today as well. Continue reading

Flying Carpet MagLev Alternative

Wing-in-ground-effect levitant high-speed rail vehicle.

The flying carpet is a magnetically-propelled contactless high-speed rail transportation system using wing-in-ground-effect support, modelled after the Hawai’ian Proa outrigger sailing vessel. Continue reading