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Thread: Propellantless thrust using leaky dielectric assymetric capacitors.
face BY : Russell McMahon email (remove spam text)

> > Face West when firing
> > and the earth spins slightly faster :-)
> Until the bullet lands back on the ground.

Indeed. A minor second order systems effect entirely unrelated for purposes
of the argument :-)

You are of course right - the size of the planet and the magnitude of the
relative forces involved mean in the given example the planet happens to
recapture the bullet and "close" the system. Maybe I should have placed the
gunman (solidly anchored) on the Canadian manipulator arm on a Space Shuttle
:-). Or on Deimos.


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