Note: Gene Watson makes an analogy on how the Science Fiction “Forbidden Planet” saucer could land and take off using his AC thrust concept.
Vertical ascent/decent. Illustrated here tubular ac ionic motors to cousin landing in touchdown
Phase or initial vertical ascent. Ac applied voltage in excess of a hundred thousand volts. Internal
Gas supply rocket turbine exhaust supplying torque power to the ac high voltage generator.
The horizontal ionic thrusters off in the saucer hull surface. Makes sense?