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Sequence (#E1ab): Img354/ Abb.355
Here are illustrations of the design and basic components of the Magnocraft, shown with the example of a plot in the shell of the smallest Magnocraft, designated as "type K3".
The above drawing "a" is actually a reproduction of drawing C1 (a) from my latest monograph [1/5], as well as drawing A1 "a" from my slightly older monograph [1/4]. Like all other drawings in its style, I personally prepared it using an engineering drafting method - as I explain in "Figure #A1" of this page. The above drawing #E1 "a" shows the Magnocraft of the smallest K3 type, in which a cutout made in the aerodynamic cover of its side flange allows its internal structure to be shown. The edges of all the walls made of material impenetrable to magnetic fields in this figure are encircled by a dashed line. The remaining walls (i.e., the aerodynamic shells of all thrusters) are made of material permeable to the magnetic field. Due to its operating principle, the Magnocraft typically flies with its base perpendicular to the ambient magnetic field lines. However, during the landing maneuver illustrated in the figure above, the craft positions its base parallel to the ground surface and extends its telescopic legs "2".
During a prolonged landing with the propulsors left in working order, the "M, U" propulsors of a landing Magnocraft type K3 leave on the ground a magnetically scorched (as if by radiation from a microwave oven) ring of vegetation with a nominal diameter of d = 3.1 meters (while the overall diameter "D" of this vehicle is D = 4.39 meters). The main propulsor "M" interacts repulsively with the ambient magnetic field (which can be the Earth's field, the solar field, or the galactic field). Thus, it produces a lifting force "R". On the other hand, n=8 side thrusters "U" interact attractively with the ambient field, producing stabilizing forces "A". Symbols: N,S - magnetic poles and - angle of inclination of the Earth's magnetic field, 1 - crew cabin, 2 - one of the four legs extended for landing.
When in the future, after the Magnocrafts are built, some museum of technology will exhibit an exhibit explaining the construction and main components of Magnocrafts of K3 type, then this exhibit will look exactly as in part "b" from the above illustration. After all, in order to show its internal structure and main components, in such an exhibit also a part of its side shell will be cut out. Note that the above illustration significantly exceeds my graphic abilities. After all, its author is this modest, but highly talented our Silesian, whom I already mentioned in the caption under Img.338 (#A2).