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## The secrets of levitation revealed!

Last posted Mar 24, 2013 at 01:37PM EDT. Added Mar 22, 2013 at 01:22AM EDT
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Behold! For the incomparable scientific knowledge of Trollish researchers have unlocked the secrets to levitation at will! Simply follow the steps outlined in the diagram below, and fly as high as you please!

Mar 22, 2013 at 01:22AM EDT

Can it lift faster than gravity pulls down?

Let’s say… an increase speed of 9.8 meters every second?

Mar 22, 2013 at 01:27AM EDT

Lone K.K. Slider wrote:

Can it lift faster than gravity pulls down?

Let’s say… an increase speed of 9.8 meters every second?

It lifts at 42 meters per second. Anyone who knows physics knows electromagnetism is stronger than gravity.

Mar 22, 2013 at 01:34AM EDT

Dr. Coolface wrote:

It lifts at 42 meters per second. Anyone who knows physics knows electromagnetism is stronger than gravity.

You know that air resistance and the third of Newton’s law of motion must be factors in this predicament!

A large sheet or plate of metal should create strong air resistance, and it is nearly impossible to get something like that to balance correctly! You’d have to pinpoint the exact center and place both feet evenly spaced from each other from the center! And the sheer weight of a large sheet or plate of metal will make it impossible to be lifted by just two measly magnets!

Mar 22, 2013 at 01:39AM EDT

Dr. Coolface wrote:

It lifts at 42 meters per second. Anyone who knows physics knows electromagnetism is stronger than gravity.

Yes, technically that’s true. However, whereas there is only one type of gravity, there is both a negative charge (meaning an excess of electrons) and a positive charge (meaning a low number of electrons) for electromagnatism. In most situations the two cancel each other out, making the force not that powerful at all.
Oh, and that Troll Physics image you got up there isn’t even trying. It’s so obvious that, if the magnets were really that strong, they’d just fly out of your hands.

Last edited Mar 22, 2013 at 01:47AM EDT
Mar 22, 2013 at 01:47AM EDT

What about 3 Magnets? It should balance everything out like a table. Also, at what distance should the magnets be held to slowly descend or hover?

Not to mention that steering the damn thing will be a nuance.

Last edited Mar 22, 2013 at 03:38AM EDT
Mar 22, 2013 at 03:34AM EDT

Mar 22, 2013 at 03:38AM EDT

Why not just use lgiht instead? PROPEL YOURSELF AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT!

(yes, I know it wouldn’t work. It’s Troll Science, people!)

Mar 22, 2013 at 04:16AM EDT

bitch please you need more Dakka

Last edited Mar 22, 2013 at 10:40AM EDT
Mar 22, 2013 at 10:40AM EDT

no optical illision

Mar 23, 2013 at 09:35AM EDT

The easiest and economic way is just simply grab yourself and pull yourself up with your arm.

Mar 23, 2013 at 11:45AM EDT

Nightfury Treann wrote:

The easiest and economic way is just simply grab yourself and pull yourself up with your arm.

O rly? Just “pull yourself up” with no leverage?

Why would we bother with magnets if we could just pull ourselves up? No my friend, magnetism is indeed the solution for flight.

Mar 23, 2013 at 01:58PM EDT

Step 1. Attach Flashlights to bottom of shoes
As light is emitted you will gain the same velocity in the opposite direction
Enjoy Lightspeed travel

Mar 23, 2013 at 02:03PM EDT

In your case, you’re levitating on dicks, OP.

Mar 24, 2013 at 01:46AM EDT

MDFification wrote:

Step 1. Attach Flashlights to bottom of shoes
As light is emitted you will gain the same velocity in the opposite direction
Enjoy Lightspeed travel

In that case, shouldn’t we be blasted off in the opposite direction if we were to hold flashlights with our hand?

Why can’t we just make something that can utilize air resistance to create lift?

Mar 24, 2013 at 01:37PM EDT

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