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57 279 Kamifusen
by Uncle Buddy
Jan 26, 2017 18:43:06 GMT -8

Air Cars

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No New Posts Free Range Air Cars

My emphasis over the years has gradually shifted away from cars that carry several huge tanks full of high pressure air and still have to stop for a refill every 30-50 miles. The free range air car is not new, but it has yet to be revealed publicly.

5 65 Air compressor working in similar way as turbocharger?
by ct05b
Jan 17, 2016 23:53:54 GMT -8
No New Posts Conventional Air Cars

Fill 'er up! Every 30 to 50 miles, if you plan on going anywhere very fast. Great idea for third world countries where going far or fast are not part of most peoples' daily routine. Here we talk about little cars with no compressor on board? Don't forget regenerative braking, air heating shock absorbers, pedal-powered compressors for your passengers...

13 101 refrigeration compressors for air motors
by chris
Nov 13, 2016 3:47:24 GMT -8
No New Posts Not Air Cars--Stationary Applications

Pumps, generators, power plants, hybrid solar/compressed air installations, air stations for conventional air cars.

3 62 Tesla's "Self-Acting" Ambient Heat Engine
by Tom Booth
Jan 10, 2017 12:31:28 GMT -8

Controversial Inventions

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No New Posts Perpetual Motion or Solar Energy or What? - 1 Viewing

Almost every inventor of compressed air exotica has been called a perpetual motion crackpot, and almost every one of them has denied having any interest in perpetual motion. Compressed air is solar energy.

9 111 Bob Neal's Engine - A Completely New Theory!!!
by Tom Booth
Dec 29, 2016 10:13:45 GMT -8
No New Posts The Self-Filling Air Tank

George Heaton, Bob Neal and others claimed they could keep a tank of air full with only the energy of the incoming air as an energy source. Neal tank or gasoline tank? It depends on where you put your energy.

49 621 Flying Air: A Revolutionary New Theory
by tommy
Feb 9, 2017 20:02:05 GMT -8
No New Posts The Heat Pump Analogy

Hello, ordinary heat pumps consume three or four times less energy than they make usable...hello? helloooooooo!!!

3 5 The self-filling air tank: better than a heat pump
by supersandy
Oct 27, 2014 6:58:30 GMT -8
No New Posts Relative wind as an energy source for air cars

Lee Barton Williams hit the headlines in 1926 because he knew that the front end of every car, truck, bus and boat is an air compressor with only one moving part: the moving vehicle itself. The energy comes from transforming ambient heat to kinetic energy to turn a fan or turbine.

2 34 Relative Wind--some basic considerations
by rwsmith
Jan 31, 2014 12:09:05 GMT -8
No New Posts Re-inventing the Air Compressor

A supposed engineer on another forum once told me, "Don't even try to re-invent the air compressor!" Hey, guess what? THIS is not THAT forum!

7 86 Was Bernoulli wrong?
by tommy
Feb 1, 2017 20:55:06 GMT -8

Hardware

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No New Posts Air Engine Menagerie

piston, rotary, turbine, other; MDI, di Pietro; hybrid, closed cycle; expansive, partially expansive, non-expansive; the Terry Miller school of do-it-yourself air engines made from off-the-shelf-parts

13 63 Solenoid valves as camshaft substitute
by tommy
Oct 3, 2016 10:55:18 GMT -8
No New Posts Gas Motor and Other Conversions

Many people are converting two-stroke engines such as weed-whacker engines to run on air with few or no modifications. I once made a two-stage air engine from a compressor.

1 32 air engine conversion
by Uncle Buddy
Apr 8, 2016 0:34:39 GMT -8
No New Posts Steam or Expansion Engines

The air engine and the steam engine are identical in concept, but the air engine runs cold and needs no condenser.

2 19 Engine Pressure Control
by jjackson123
Dec 1, 2014 14:31:30 GMT -8
No New Posts Model Engineering

If in doubt, think small. Have you joined your local steam engine club?

1 3 applications archive at patent office?
by Uncle Buddy
Jan 1, 2017 21:19:03 GMT -8

Lost and Exotic Technology

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No New Posts The Energy of Compressed Air - 1 Viewing

This information was once explicitly presented by compressed air, thermodynamics, and physics textbooks. Good luck reading the truth between the lines of modern textbooks, now that the Curriculum Committee has figured out that Prerequisites = Profits. Kinda like squeezing water out of a rock. Here are the facts about why compressed air is a potential source of solar energy, and why overunity claims do not challenge the laws of physics or thermodyanamics.

6 57 Compressors are 100% inefficient
by Tom Booth
Jan 1, 2017 9:02:19 GMT -8
No New Posts Historical Inventors

Post any tidbit you can find about air car inventors of the past, to assist in researching their biographies. Posts about living individuals should not give any personal information. If you're descended from one of these inventors, send photos and blueprints!

9 46 James F. Place
by Tom Booth
Jan 12, 2017 7:51:50 GMT -8
No New Posts Maxwell's Demon and the Laws of Thermodynamics

As a poetic epilog to his 1870 textbook Theory of Heat, genius and savant James Clerk Maxwell proposed that we look at molecules and microseconds instead of pushing air into tanks against its will. Status quo science fixated on the "small being" and forgot to consider existing hardware and processes. Maxwell used math to predict the discovery of the electromagnetic spectrum (those are waves). Einstein called him the father of modern physics.

6 17 Making Steam without Heat
by Uncle Buddy
Oct 27, 2013 5:28:37 GMT -8
No New Posts Acoustic Power - 1 Viewing

Bellocq, Bodine, Bentley, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra: compress air with sound waves.

9 70 the tapered pipe from two perspectives
by Uncle Buddy
Mar 4, 2015 7:37:40 GMT -8

Reality Check for Inventors

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No New Posts Do you need a patent to make money?

There are those who say that the patent system is set up for everyone except the small-time inventor.

4 16 Check Out These PATCHES!
by Uncle Buddy
Jul 17, 2016 22:15:09 GMT -8
No New Posts Getting information from the patent office

How much access can individual researchers get to patent office files on historical patents? Is an attorney necessary?

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No New Posts Inventor Personality Types

Inspiration for this whole category comes from the writings of Don Lancaster, who says that if you want to succeed, you'd better not act like an inventor!

2 9 Tribute to Professor Oscar "Oz" Diggs, a great wizard
by Uncle Buddy
Jul 4, 2013 8:25:37 GMT -8
No New Posts Do's and Don'ts for Inventors

I'm working on my first thousand unsuccessful tests. This is prerequisite to the first successful proof of concept, if you're doing something that's new to science (or lost and still being denied).

3 10 warning about spending other people's money on your hobby
by Uncle Buddy
Sept 19, 2015 4:43:46 GMT -8
No New Posts Evaluate my Idea

"I have an idea!" I hear this every day. Please summarize, and show evidence that you've done your homework.

2 46 self powering air compressor
by Tom Booth
Dec 19, 2016 10:03:23 GMT -8

Revisionizing the Re-educationists

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No New Posts A Rural Legend

Crank up the fiction factory, this is where we lay the "what-ifs" on the table! What if inventor Bob Neal got his start by studying the work of inventor Lewis C Kiser? Why are exotic compressed air inventions found in geographical clusters? Do 2-stroke tuners already know how to make a Neal Tank?

8 16 cobbler connection?
by Uncle Buddy
Sept 3, 2015 3:37:46 GMT -8
No New Posts Conspiracy of Silence

After the publication of ambient heat as an energy source for air cars in 1930 in a major textbook, and the sudden death of William L Saunders in 1931, air engines were never mentioned in a textbook again. By the end of WWII, texbooks had changed forever.

5 26 If it works, why's nobody doing it?
by Tom Booth
Dec 31, 2016 23:38:55 GMT -8
No New Posts Eradicating Educationism

You already know calculus. The curriculum committee is after your money. Universities are controlled by the banking industry. Cliquemongering and the Discouragement Fraternity. The prerequisite system is a price-fixing club.

3 13 Land Institute a success
by Uncle Buddy
Sept 19, 2015 20:58:18 GMT -8
No New Posts The Re-Education of Modern Man

All about propaganda and conspiracy in general, how we are taught to think and agree with the masters of the status quo.

2 4 100% efficiency--one example
by Uncle Buddy
May 6, 2014 17:51:18 GMT -8
No New Posts Energy Needs of Poor People

Forget cars, what about drinking water? Where I live, people who drink out of their own well don't live very long.

2 2 Good news! Low tech air now obsolete!
by Uncle Buddy
Feb 13, 2014 8:02:39 GMT -8
No New Posts Men in Black

Before the Hollywood movie, we were learning about a silent breed of undocumented alien, inhuman humans who intimidate anyone who goes up against the conspiracy of silence. Now that the "Men in Black" notion has been reduced to a joke by the movie, no one remembers where the term came from.

4 20 Why this forum is not more popular
by Uncle Buddy
Dec 11, 2015 16:10:27 GMT -8
No New Posts To be or not to be...paranoid, that is...

Detroit, Big Oil, infiltrators and spies...how safe are we from the powers that be? Is there really a hit man waiting for me to publish my working model???

6 18 Witch Hunt against Science Fact
by Tom Booth
Dec 17, 2016 13:09:26 GMT -8

Environment and Natural Resources

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No New Posts Peak Oil Controversy

Are we running out of oil? Soon? Does it matter? Is this just the next Y2K hysteria?

3 16 good article on dwindling oil supply
by Uncle Buddy
May 31, 2014 17:36:51 GMT -8
No New Posts Global Warming Controversy

Is the earth getting hotter? Or is the sun getting hotter? Is it our fault? Is it a conspiracy to intimidate people into giving more control to the government?

3 6 Those Melting Icecaps
by Uncle Buddy
May 26, 2014 6:43:01 GMT -8

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No New Posts ViewTube Links and Critiques

Amazing, free online resources exist for learning about how to make air engines, air compressors, models and mock-ups for enthusiasts at any level of expertise.

19 180 compressed air racing in Hungary
by Cory
May 20, 2016 19:41:47 GMT -8

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