Electric field is volts per meter length. 10 thousand positive volts at the tip of a needle robs an out at electron. Ten negative positive volts adds to the same gas molecules an extra electron. These waves of negative molecules followed by positive charged molecules are forcibly attracted to the rebalser half capacitor that is 180 degrees out of phase. When the emitter is positive the rebalser is negative in AC very fast. The surface charge electrons bounce up and down from the rebalser external surface effecting the inverse making the passing ionic gas neutral again without slowing it down. The needle points should be hollow and imbedded in corning glass with tiny hole exits for the ions to rush over the wc toward the rebalser.
I tested the functionality of just one tiny hole and felt a breeze a yard away at atmospheric pressure sea level. That I am using aluminum screen wire as a substitute is because I am merely demonstrating the motor works because I don’t have money to work with unbreakable glass and precision. Unfortunately the device made with scotch tape looks similar to the old 1957 popular electronic device. Engineers walk away because they are stupid and think they know it all not realizing they are looking at something very different.
By the way the speed of an electron around a proton forming a hydrogen atom is two third of the earth’s diameter per sec laid out flat. That’s why I see a glow at night when I power up the ufo lab motor from the aluminum grid needle points. To give you some idea how powerfully the charged gas is accelerating toward the rebalser.