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Unmanned Ozone Replenishment

Unmanned electric airplanes generate ozone at high altitudes.
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I heard that ozone is evolved when electric motors are spun. I also know that there are unmanned weather planes that can go way up, tens of thousands of feet, running on solar powered electric motors. So I say we take a fleet of these things, a few thousand or so, and have them fly in a big circle above the Antarctic for about thirty or so years. We'll put a big propeller-stabilized geosynchronous helium balloon in the middle of the circle to serve as a relay between fleet and ground control.
Cuit_au_Four, Mar 24 2006


       A bun for anything that may help the condition we're in.
xandram, Mar 24 2006

       I'd like to see a bit of math supporting the feasibility of this idea (i.e. the mass of ozone Antartica has lost verses the output of a high altitude solar powered electric motor).
digitalwarrior03, Mar 24 2006

       I suggest using a purpose-built electric ozone generator (which isn't very expensive) and a more efficient brushless motor (which doesn't generate ozone). That would probably last longer and produce much more ozone. But that's just a detail; the idea is good.
notexactly, Mar 01 2015

       Nah, fuck it. The ozone layer is all set to recover by 2050. In the meantime, just use crop-dusters to spray sunblock over polar regions.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 01 2015

       I like this but it would be better if it were manly. Electric airplanes have it tough enough without unmanning them.
bungston, Mar 02 2015


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