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Dear Kevin

Is it possible to design and construct a Lightweight Flying Helicopter Electronic toy having a powerful magnet pulled up by a another powerful magnet Embedded in the remote control and then operated using radio signals technology?

Will the law of gravity not allow this design?

Thanks
Prashant

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Hi Prashant,

Do you mean a flying machine kept in the air by magnetic levitation.
This is very difficult as magnetic forces only operate over short distances.
Trains are however operated on this principal.

I hope this helps.
Best wishes.
Kevin  

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Thermodynamics, chemistry, chemical reactions, kinetics, chemical reaction safety, dust explosion technology, static electricity. General science.

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Over 40 years experience as a practicing thermochemist in industry. Head of the fire and explosion laboratory of a major European chemical company (Ciba-Geigy). Now retired.

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Institute of Chemical Engineers. Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Chartered Chemist, Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (C.Chem MRSC). Msc Sheffield.

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