Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Relativistic Flyers, which are of use in the safe transportation of people and material. The Flyer is a Relativistic Machine (RelMachine) involving gyroscopic effects and the motion is achieved by a process which is the Mechanical equivalent of the generation of Electro-Magnetic Waves. In order to understand the basic operating principles of the Flyer, we need to understand the process of generation of Electro-Magnetic waves. The basic components of all circuits that generate Electro-Magnetic waves are capacitors and inductors.

Discovered first by Tesla, capacitor-inductor circuits possessed a property whereby at a unique frequency that is particular to the combination of capacitance and inductance involved, the circuit was susceptible to excitation into states involving the emission of Electro-Magnetic waves, provided this emission was supported by a source of energy that pumped AC current of that specific frequency through the circuit. The differential mathematics underlying the analysis of LC circuits is identical to that of the Relativistic Machines.

The phenomena manifests as kinetic energy flowing to the Frame of Generation (the coordinate frame in which the resonance occurs) causing its movement. In a very real sense, the Frame of Generation rides the resulting resonance wave. The wave is measurable by the physical acceleration pattern experienced by the vehicle.

When a Flyer is operated, the vehicle acquires momentum in a specific (controlled) direction – a result of the resonance that occurs when a gyroscope spinning at a specific speed is then oscillated about another axis that is at 90 degrees (to the axis denoting the gyroscope’s spin velocity vector), at a specific frequency relative to the angular velocity of the spin of the gyroscope.

What are the characteristics of the Engine producing the Flyer motion ?

Calculating from the baseline power requirements of the working prototype, the expected power consumption is in the range of 1500 Watts for an 800 kg payload. The engine will be approximately 1.5m X 1.5m X 1.8m and weigh around 35-40 kg. It will run on solar/battery energy. Current commercial battery technology leads to fair expectations of the battery life to have a range of 12-15 hours of flying.

Further efficiencies will be realized since it moves from a given point in 3-D space to another point by an optimal path without the influence of the gravitation upon the travel path.

How do you operate a Flyer?

This vehicle has 3 degrees of freedom of movement in space. The steering of the vehicle will happen primarily by adjustment of the vertical movement in conjuction with an adjustment of the direction of the horizontal movement and its magnitude. Foot pedals (integrated with cruise control) help set speed of horizontal and vertical movement. The wheel sets the direction of the horizontal movement. A joystick sets the direction of the vertical movement.

Well designed and modularized mass production could ultimately bring costs of a Flyer to less than $5000 per unit. That expected sale price makes this not only a safer, lower power-consuming and a more optimal 3-D P2P (Point-to-Point) transportation engine but also makes the Flyer cheap enough to sell it in very large quantities in the emerging markets of India as well as the mature markets of the West. Therefore those are the logical first targets of the product.

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