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# Atmospheric Electricity Powering a Corona Motor/Electrostatic Motor

Here’s how I ran my corona motor, a type of electrostatic motor, using electricity generated from atmospheric electricity. The corona motor sat near the ground with one end of a long wire connected to it.The other end of the wire was lifted around 120 meters/390 feet up in the air using a hexcopter.(read more: rimstar)

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The result was that the corona motor’s cylinder rotated from the high voltage and the electrical current from the wire.In fair weather there is a voltage between the ground and around 50 kilometers/31 miles up of around 400,000 volts according to noble prize winning physicist Richard Feynman’s Lecture on Physics, volume 2, section 9../RimstarOrg

The rate of change as you go up isn’t uniform but down here near the ground the voltage increases by around 100 volt/meter for every meter you go up or 30 volts/foot for every foot you go up.