This space age flying machine was actually built as a prototype in 1982
and was called the Magnus Spherical Airship. This lighter than
air flying machine generated execss lift by rotating its giant sphere
the connection points at the sides of the machine. The lift generated
by the rotating sphere could be utilized to haul cargo and people.
MAGENN AIR ROTOR SYSTEM (MARS)
This flying electrical generator is called the Magenn Air Rotor System
(MARS). The drum shaped body of the machine rotates with wind, this
spins generators at the connection points producing electricity.
"Helium (an inert non-reactive lighter than air gas) sustains the Air
Rotor which ascends to an altitude for best winds and its rotation also
causes the Magnus effect. This provides additional lift, keeps the
device stabilized, keeps it positioned within a very controlled and
restricted location, and causes it to pull up overhead rather than
drift downwind on its tether." (Magenn)
Advanced long range paintball barrels eject the paintball with
backspin. Much like throwing a slider in baseball the backspin of
the paintball creates a Magnus effect that keeps the ball flying
straight over a longer distance. The Magnus effect is
proportional to the velocity of the of the projectile so eventually
when the paintball slows it looses its Magnus effect and falls to the
These modern barrels can double the range of a paintball projectile.