Now Thrust from the E-Cat? (Update: AR Trying to Make Propellantless Thrust Directly from The E-Cat)

I’m not sure what to make of this — and I am sure that some readers will put this into the “too good to be true” category, but here’s an new angle on the E-Cat from an exchange on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:

Giovanni
April 4, 2016 at 3:07 AM
Dear Andrea,
has your ecat-q ever produced (apart from heat, electricity and light) some kind of THRUST?
Best regards
Giovanni

Andrea Rossi
April 4, 2016 at 5:57 AM
Giovanni:
Yes.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Andrea Rossi is inviting a whole new batch of questions with this statement. When the questioner talks about thrust, I assume he means a reaction-less thrust or propulsion similar to what people are referring to with the Em-Drive, which has been tested by people at NASA and other places. Those who have claimed to measure the effect with the EmDrive have said it is very small, and the thrust mentioned here could be similarly small, and not practical.

Even so, this would of course be an astonishing additional feature of the E-Cat that Rossi has thrown out there now, but we have no data or details to go on right now; I hope we can learn more.

UPDATE:

Andrea Rossi was asked about the the “thrust” issue, and this was his response:

Andrea Rossi
April 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Mark Saker:
we are trying ( TRYING ) to make a propellantless thrust. Maybe we will not succeed.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

And another Q&A

Dear Andrea
sorry to bother you again, but could you clarify if the thrust you have mentioned can be obtained indirectly (for example using the electric power generated by the ecat-q to drive an engine) or DIRECTLY by the ecat-q?

Andrea Rossi
April 4, 2016 at 7:02 PM
Giovanni:
You never bother: our Readers never bother me.
We are trying “directly from an E-Cat QuarkX”, but we are very green on this issue ( green, in this case, means “immature” ).
Warm Regards,
A.R.

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