The Ion Jet

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The "I Jet" is a fully electric private plane that recharges itself using ion collectors to harvest electric energy from the atmosphere. These ion collectors situated on the top of the plane are carbon/graphite/graphene based. According to the proof of concept by the ion power group, ion collectors 130 feet above the ground at peak ion periods have been seen to generate a peak electrical power of 1.236kw derived from 41,200 volts at 30ma and these values increase at the rate of approximately 90-150vdc per meter of altitude above sea level.

Atmospheric ions are naturally self-renewing energy sources that cannot be depleted as they are deposited in our atmosphere by cosmic rays, constant atmospheric electric activity and Radeon gas seeping from the earth's crust. This is clean Energy with zero carbon emissions.

The "I jet" being a lightweight aluminium plane perfect for long distance personal flights is the ideal private plane with no emissions low energy costs and a unique stylish design which gives passengers the feeling of sitting in the clouds while maintaining an aerodynamic shape.

The ion Jet was a finalist in the ICAO Design the future of aviation competition 2019 winning the award for best African regional prototype design.


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  • Name:
    Obasogie Ikponmwosa
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  • Obasogie is inspired by:
    Nikola Tesla's works on radiant electric energy and Elon musk's Tesla motors.
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    Fusion 360 and keyshot
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