A Pinecone-patterened Spinning Airship Glider
I have a concept for a "fuelless flight" spinning airship .
I have patterened this latest design after a pinecone. (In fact, I superimpsed my latest drawing on top of a pinecone photo!) As you can see, I've been thinking about this spinning balloon concept for a few years now. It is only recently that it has dawned on me to use the pinecone as the template to follow for the spiral pitch of the balloon's propulsion vanes.
This system becomes "Fuelless" by taking advantage of the Bernoulli principle, and the laws governing buoyancy.
With a water-cooler sized LN2 maker, these two principles can now go hand-in-hand, which could lead to an entire fleet of these spinning airships, with detachable gliders. The predictable air current patterns could be followed across the nation, to create a network of fuelless flight, spinning airship "skycrane" lift stations!
Payment is given in liquid air. The spinning balloon's only purpose could be to take these gliders up to a 5 mile altitude, and then release them!
The hydrogen lifting gas is then re-compressed, and the now heavier-than-air airship descends back to the ground, to once again to carry another glider back up to 5 miles altitude.
The spinning-effect of the airship is also a kinetic energy electricity storage system, for an on-board battery that runs the compressor and gondola, etc.
1) It spins like a football, as it 'corkscrews' through the air, utilizing a type of compressed air propulsion, supplied by the expanding liquid air.
I have been inspired by Viktor Schauberger's invention of a slipstream biological-submarine, and then translated it over into this spinning airship concept. It also mimics, to some degree, how bacteria swim.
^ Patterned after the pinecone, this airship becomes highly maneuverable, and fast. This is due to the slipstream effect of the colder, denser air exhaust that hugs the tapering balloon envelope. Steering happens in two ways. The gondola acts as ballast, by moving forward and aft upon the graphite bow, to point the airship upward or downward. The kinetic energy of the balloon rotation works with a radio-controlled, magnetic clutch, which engages to warp the tail fin into any desired direction.
The moveable gondola that also is able to grasp and hold. Whether it is the LN2-producing glider, or being a 'skycrane', or grasping an upwind anchoring location. ^
Here is an original drawing idea, to add certain guiding shapes to the inside of the air tank! As far as my patent searches have gone, this has never been done before. Why? Because there hasn't been a need to do so. Now, here comes the valvular/air jet principle.
My contribution is in giving the high-pressure jet of air some place to go to to get out of the way of the low-pressure air that is getting GULPED in!
That is, the high pressure air would be out of the way for a longer interval while it is trapped inside of the scrolling shaped valvular conduits!
The scrolling shape's proportion is in keeping with the shape of the Nautilus seashell, or, as it is called, the Golden Section ratio.
The Airgulper assembly is retrofitted inside of an insulated scuba tank.^ Not only would it be extremely quiet while compressing air this way, the compression heat also remains for a time. Normally, if someone is compressing air into a tank, they intend to use it in the near future. So it only makes sense to insulate the tank to conserve energy.
A FUELLESS FLIGHT, 'FANWING SOLARSHIP' CONCEPT
Here is the Canadian SOLARSHIP in its present incarnation:
Here is my addition to make it more efficient, much quieter, and have VTOL (Vertical TakeOff & Landing) capabilities.
The noisy underside propellers are replaced by the much more efficient, 'PEEBLES FANWING' on the topside of the swept wing.
"Today's events are bound to disturb yesterday's established order." My passion for biomimicry designs has been for many years. When I see an innovative, yet non-sustainable design that interests me, I'll then study it to re-work it into something new and novel, while being based upon how nature sustainably operates.
Here is the 'Fuelless Flight' concept that I believe you will enjoy looking through. First of all, a little background information for my inspiration with this new and novel concept. I have redesigned a revolutionary Canadian airship/plane that's called 'Solarship'
I feel that it is truly a Biomimicry design, which is based upon the laws of buoyancy, combined with the laws of gravity. Utilizing these two forces together in the right way will eventually give us a 'family aircraft' that could circumnavigate the globe, needing only the amount of fuel (LN2) that is stored on-board, as a 'catalyst'for making ALL the fuel we need, right out of the atmosphere!
Imagine the worldwide newspaper headlines, when this discovery is finally demonstrated with a prototype!
Yes, it is true, that "all we need is the air that we breathe to love the Earth!"
It turned out that after many, many emails back and forth, and disclosing all of the information you are about to read, they turned it all down in favor of 'staying the course' with their present design and investment capital.
With this method, expensive government-controlled helium as a lifting gas, is no longer necessary.
Then it starts its descent - creating the much-needed liquid air, and its by-product is obviously refrigeration. Another by-product is that when liquid air is expanded in the presence of the ambient air,it can pull-in much 'free energy heat' from the ambient air temperature! Why? Because cold attracts heat. And it is all relative to how cold it is. In this case, -321F.
For many centuries scientists actually thought that cold was a substance! It kept throwing them off, and it was only when they realized that cold was the absence of heat, the Industrial Age was finally born! Heat engines could only be properly designed by first understanding this fundamental law.
So, how does a cryogenic engine extract free energy from the ambient air? It does so through a series of 'reverse radiators', or heat exchangers, when the LN2 is exposed to outside temperatures. (See the Minovitch patent below). Cold attracts heat, and this is the very heat the the Sun has trapped in our outside ambient air temperature, and that creates the atmospheric 14.8 psi at sea level.
How do we access this free energy that is trapped in the ambient air? By first creating COLD!
Michael Minovitch is responsible for giving us the space travel, 'gravity slingshot' concept, that is now used to explore the outer planets. This following patent is what I base all my research findings upon. Minovitch shows how we only need the atmosphere, and efficiently creating COLD, (liquid cold, that is), to then pull inFREE ENERGY from the surrounding atmosphere!
http://www.google.com/patents/US20030218852 Michael Minovitch's patent for 'demagnetization refrigeration'.
10) Making Nitrogen for the 'inert gas blanket' around the hydrogen balloon with on-site PSA (pressure swing adsorption). Basically using a compressor to run air through a zeolite sieve.
Daniel Nocera's revolutionary ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS patent. (Do a "Ctrl F" on this page, and type in the word "COBALT". Then the read becomes much more interesting, as his catalyst discovery is revealed! Oh, the simplicity of it all) https://www.google.com/patents/US20100101955?pg=PA1&dq=Daniel+G+Nocera%2C&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Sn3hUrW6No_MsQSb6YHIDw&ved=0CFAQ6AEwBDgU
If you are interested in looking through my 'fuelless flight' drawing designs, let me know. And please, do share with me your thoughts.