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tesla coil powered anti gravity lifter

Original poster: ben eells <squeels2171@xxxxxxxxx>

Anyone who has played around with high voltage has probably seen an anti gravity lifter such as the one described here <http://www.americanantigravity.com/lifterplans.html>http://www.americanantigravity.com/lifterplans.html Having finished my most recent coil I was looking for another project to work on and started researching a lifter. The lifter is easy enough to make but I didn't have the 25+kv DC power supply to lift one. What I did have was a tesla coil. I have to say that I never really expected this to work because a tesla coil produces AC unless I'm terribly mistaken. I built the lifter based roughly on the instructions from the website. I ran 26 gauge magnet wire from the discharge terminal of my relatively small tesla coil and I ran the ground wire to ground. I powered the coil up and got some sparks and corona from the lifter but no flight. As far as I can tell a tesla coil can't power a lifter. I'm curious though if anyone else has tried this with different results.