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and means for applying a high D.C. potential between said electrodes and said grid to provide a propulsion force for said fl>ing apparatus; tracking means carried by said flying apparatus for generating control signals, means responsive to said control signals for guiding said flying 3 apparatus into the path of said flving vehicles and to eiFcct destruction thereof by impact.

8. In living apparatus composed of a structure supporting discharge elecirodes for causing adjacent air molecules to bccomc electrically charged spaced from a grid of elec- 10 trical conducting means for neutralizing the charge on electrically charged molecules v.hose charge was caused by said discharge electrode and means for applying a high D C. potential between said electrodes and said grid to causc air to move from said electrodes toward said grid ยก3 to provide a propulsion force for said flying apparatus, structural supporting means for said neutralizing grid separating said grid into two substantially equal sized grid areas, and means securing said grid areas in an angularly related position to equip said apparatus with dihedral for 20 stabilization.

9. In flying apparatus composed of a structure supporting discharge elcctrodes for causing adjacent air molecules 10 become electrically charged spaced from a grid of electrical conducting means for neutralizing the charge on 25 electrically charged molecules whose charge was caused by said discharge electrode and means for applying a high D.C. potential between said electrodes and said grid to cause air 'o move from said electrodes toward said grid to provide a propulsion force for said flying apparatus, 30 structural supporting means for said neutralizing grid separating said grid into two pairs of grid areas, the grid areas of each pair being of substantially equal size and on opposite sides of the apparatus, and means securing the grid areas of each pair in an angularly related position 35 to equip said apparatus with dihedral in both longitudinal and lateral directions.

10. The apparatus as defined in claim 9 wherein each grid area is planar and the center of the craft is higher than the outer peripheral edges to thereby provide a nega- 40 tive dihedral.

U. The apparatus as defined in claim 9 wherein each grid area is planar and the center of the craft is lower thaa the outer peripheral edges to thereby provide a positive dihedral.

12. In flying apparatus composed of a structure sup- 45 porting discharge electrodes for causing adjacent air molecules to become electrically charged spaced from a grid of electrical conducting means for neutralizing the charge on electrically charged molecules whose charge was caused by said discharge electrode and means for applying a high 50 D.C. potential between said electrodes and said grid to cause air to move from said electrodes toward said grid to provide a propulsion force for said flying apparatus, the improvement wherein the collecting grid comprises a plurality of lightweight thin walled tubes having an 55 outer surface of conductive material, said tubes being inflated and spaced to provide neutralization of the charged particles and permit air flow between adjacent tubes.

13. In flying apparatus composed of a structure sup- 60 porting discharge electrodes for causing adjacent air molecules to become, electrically charged spaced from a grid of electrical conducting means for neutralizing the charge on electrically charged molecules whose charge was caused by said discharge electrode and means for applying a high 65 D.C. potential between said electrodes and said grid to cause air to move from said electrodes toward said grid to provide a propulsion force for said flying apparatus, the improvement wherein the discharge electrodes comprise wires of conductive material mounted above the 70 neutralizing grid, and a plurality of short wires mounted on the discharge electrodes with free ends thereof suspended beneath the discharge electrodes at substantially equal distances from said neutralizing grid to thereby provide point sources for causing ionization. 75

14. In flying apparatus composed of a strucure supporting discharge electrodes for causing adjacent air molecules to become electrically charged spaced from a grid of electrical conducting means for neutralizing the charge on electrically charged molecules whose charge was caused by said discharge electrodc and means for applying a high D.C. potential between said elcctrodes and auid grid to cause air to move from said electrodes toward said grid to provide a propulsion force for said flying apparatus, an auxiliary discharge electrode and neutralizing grid structure supported by said flying apparatus for movement relative to said flying apparatus about a pivot axis for controlling the posture and direction of movement of said apparatus.

15. In flying apparatus composed of a structure supporting discharge electrodes for causing adjacent air molecules to become electrically charged spaccd from a grid of electrical conducting means for neutralizing the charge on electrically charged molecules whose clurec was caused by said discharge electrode and means ior applying a high D.C. potential between said electrodcs and said grid to cause air to move from said electrodes toward said grid to provide a propulsion forcc for said flying apparatus, a pair of auxiliary discharge clcctrode and neutralizing grid structures supported at spaced positions on said flying apparatus, each of said grid structures being mounted for movement about pivot axes for controlling the posture and direction of movement of said apparatus.

16. Apparatus as defined in claim 15 wherein said pivot axes are in a horizontal plane.

17. Apparatus as defined in claim 15 wherein said pivot axes are vertical.

18. In flying apparatus composed of a structure supporting discharge electrodes for causing adjacent air molecules to become electrically charged spaced from a grid of electrical conducting means for neutralizing the charge on electrically charged molecules whose charge was caused by said discharge electrode and means for applying a high D.C. potential between said clectrodcs and said grid to cause air to move from said electrodes toward said grid to provide a propulsion force for said flying apparatus, a rigid frame for said neutralizing grid including intersecting support members lying in a vertical plane, and air foil means secured to said intersecting support members to provide added stabilization to said apparatus.

19. In flying apparatus composed of a structure supporting discharge electrodes for causing adjacent air molecules to become electrically charged spaced from a grid of electrical conducting means for neutralizing the charge on electrically charged molecules whose charge was caused by said discharge electrode and means for applying a high D.C. potential between said electrodes and said grid to cause air to move from said electrodes toward said grid to provide a propulsion force for said flying apparatus, a polygonal rigid inner and outer frame for said neutralizing grid, a center portion of said grid surrounded by said inner frame being without the electrical conducting means forming the grid, and diagonally disposed frame assemblies extending between corners of said outer frame and said inner frame.

20. Apparatus as defined in claim 19 wherein the apparatus is provided with negative dihedral and the centcr portion is covered with an air foil to provide a pressure wave beneath the craft for added lift.

21. In combination a base member; bracket means supported on said base member for movement about a first pivot axis; a first gear segment on said bracket: a first pair of electrical circuit elements having parameters which are variable in magnitude by rotation of a shaft individual to each circuit element; a gear on each of said shafts: said gears being positioned at opposite ends of the gear segment on said bracket so that only one shaft is rotatvil from a reference position at any moment; a control stick mounted for pivotal movement on said bracket about a

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