A S T R O  S A


Adelaide Branch


Welcome to the March ‘96 edition of the newsletter. Due to an oversight by the freight company or a quick fingered ASIO agent, I am now permanently computerless. At least they stole it while it was still broken, so if anyone offers you a laptop at the local pub, make sure it works!! Thanks again to “Mr Steam” for the loan of his computer once again..


The February meeting began at 8.05 PM with 25 people present including 5 new faces and 2 apologies, one being our guest speaker for the night. Unfortunately she had damaged her back and was in considerable pain and so her talk was out of the question. She has however offered to still do the talk at a later date. We managed to fill up the space quite adequately with talks by Roger, Leon and George. Dan reported that we still have around $250 after this months expenses, which should allow us to subscribe to the New Energy News newsletter. This is a monthly publication from Salt Lake City that is now reprinted in Queensland and is available for only $35 per year. The secretaries report followed with the only correspondence being from ASTRO Vic. and Dieter Soegemeier regarding the aforementioned newsletter.

It was then on to general business with Andrew mentioning that he has booked two stalls at the upcoming Body, Mind and Psychic Festival on the 12th and 13th of April. Anyone who wants a stall please contact Andrew for details. Dino then talked about the Moller Merlin 200 Aerobot complete with a photograph of him sitting in the cockpit looking very smug. The interesting thing about this machine is the engine which is a revolutionary type of rotary design using ceramic coatings which means the engine does not need any external cooling and can be run extremely lean, giving 25% to 30% fuel savings over similar sized units. The engines are being made available as separate units with a power rating of 1.5 Kw and a length of only 300mm making them ideal for applications where space is at a premium.

Roger then gave a talk on his home made Rife generator, explaining how he had made it out of a lot of leftovers from his workshop - it even has valves!! He also gave some feedback regarding the effects it has had on several family members. This varied dramatically according to the ailment being treated. Leon was next on the presentation list with an alternative viewpoint regarding the MRA device and the TOMI magnetic motor design. He mentioned the inverter design that he is working on and also managed to sell eight or nine second hand 120Ah batteries in the process.

The last speaker was George who gave part four of his “4D” talk series. He presented the idea that the light and heat that we perceive from the sun doesn’t actually come from the sun, but is the result of an interaction of scalar fields that the sun emits, and our own earth’s energy envelope. The meeting concluded with a short video on Anti-matter and a shortened version of Dan Winter’s Correspondences. This suitably bored most of the audience who exited to the kitchen for tea and bickies.


For those who have lots of money, this years symposium will be held in Denver, Colorado once again from the 25th to the 28th of April. This years speakers include Dennis Cravens, PhD, (Patterson Fuel Cell); Mark Hendershot (Hendershot Motor); Harold Putoff (Zero Point Energy); Jim Griggs (Hydrosonic Pump); Eugene Mallove (Cold Fusion); Tom Valone (Free Energy and Propulsion); Edgar Mitchell (Ex Apollo Astronaut giving a New Energy update); Harold Aspden (Ferro Magnetics); Peter Lindeman (Thermodynamics); Dale Pond (Keely Motor); Win Lambertson (Solid State Conversion). There are many more speakers listed including everyone’s favourite Dan Winter on gravitational energy and emotion.  


This month we look at some of the improvements that have been made over the years of development of this engine. Even Stirling himself made an improvement over his original design by adding an “economiser”, which was later termed a “regenerator”. This device conserves heat and thereby reduces the amount of fuel required in supplying the heat to run the engine. During the cooling cycle of the engine, the excess heat passes through a bundle of wires connecting the hot and cold ends of the engine. The heat that has been transferred from the gas into the wire regenerator will be stored there until the gas moves the other way, back toward the hot end of the cylinder. This time the heat will be transferred from the wire back into the gas, as now the gas is cooler than the wires. Thus the same engine performance can be gained with less external heat being applied. Taking the “regenerator” another step further is to use the same principle to regain the other major wasted heat source in this engine and that is to regain the excess heat going up the stack. The flue gasses, after passing by the heater tubes, can be used to preheat the incoming air for combustion, and considerable fuel savings can thereby be obtained.

Another improvement came about by pressurising the air in the cylinder. Assuming conditions were right for the engine to double the available pressure during the heating cycle, just using atmospheric pressure would see 14.7 lbs/square inch being produced. If the original pressure was raised to 60 lbs/square inch, then the heated air would be at 120 lbs/square inch. Thus a lot more work would be obtainable with the same heat input. Experiments were tried using helium and hydrogen gasses, but while they did increase efficiencies their use caused a lot of sealing problems in the cylinder and so were discarded.

Other improvements have come about by the use of advanced materials which have become available over recent years. The use of Teflon for engine seals overcame a lot of the original sealing difficulties with even the air filled engines back in the 70’s when it became available. Ceramics could also play a part in future designs as a cheap alternative to the very expensive heat resisting stainless steels and other nickel based alloys which are needed at present to withstand the heat required to run a Stirling engine efficiently.

Finally there is the Rhombic drive system which is a twin crankshaft arrangement which provides perfect balance and excellent motions for the piston and displacer. It also allowed the piston - displacer arrangement of the original Stirling design to be used without the need for a pressurised crankcase. This greatly reduced sealing problems for manufacturers and allowed engines of greater power to be produced.

Well, that’s it for this month with the final “episode” next time which will look at the future of the Stirling engine.


Australia and Japan have signed an agreement for a series of test landings of a one third scale model of a proposed unmanned reusable winged space-vehicle. These will be held at the Woomera Test Site this year, commencing in May. The model, weighing  3/4 of a  tonne, will be released from a helicopter at a height of 1500 metres, 2.5 kilometres from the airfield and will glide to a steep fast landing, using on-board computers to adjust the landing trajectory. The airfield will be surrounded with electronic navigation, guidance and monitoring equipment and a flight control facility will be installed. This experiment (ALFLEX - the automatic landing flight experiment) this experiment will involve more than 20 landings of this model spacecraft at the Woomera Field, which has been chosen from more than 100 possible sites around the World.

Woomera offers a high standard of infrastructure, first class transport and communications facilities, a well established town-ship with a skilled work-force and an efficient and co-operative administration.  The project is expected to inject some $2 million into the Australian economy and will enhance Woomera’s emerging reputation as a prime site for experimental space programmes. Under an interim agreement the principle Australian contractor, British Aerospace, has already engaged local contractors to start work on equipment foundation around the runway, and the refurbishment of the main hanger complex. The influx of people, including up to 200 Japanese personnel over the duration of the project, is expected to bring substantial economic benefits to local and regional businesses. Australian Space Officials hope the ALFLEX project will lead to Woomera hosting the entire Japanese shuttle programme, scheduled to start servicing a permanent space station in 2000.


Below is a copy of information obtained from the Internet regarding the Howard Johnson motor and how the Japanese are intending to produce it after the original patent expires next year.

“A patent for this device was awarded to Howard Johnson in 1979 -- US patent #4151431. Johnson's device is a passive (all magnet) design which he claims results in perpetual motion. Scott Little saw this device in person once, and described it in this discussion group -- or in some other correspondence. After they saw Johnson's device, they went home and built a model in the lab, and it didn't work. One thing I recall, is that he said Johnson's prototype was built by using a Lazy Susan as the armature. I don't know if the Johnson motor works. Based on the cover of his patent, where Johnson shows a graph relating to the properties of the ferrite magnet used. Johnson apparently believed that the type of magnet is very important. But no where else in the patent, is the type of magnet ever mentioned. How he got this simple device, which overtly claims to result in perpetual motion through the patent office, is a mystery.

Johnson's patent expires next year. A Japanese motor company (Nihon Rihen) has apparently been waiting in the wings, and was awarded a US patent this summer, #5436518, for a motor (Kawai Motor) that has many features in its magnetic circuit that are remarkably similar to Johnson's device. Kawai's invention uses active electromagnets in its stator rather than passive permanent magnets. When operated as a generator, the Japanese claim that it produces over unity power. It may be the real McCoy.  Gene Mallove, editor of Infinite Energy, has a video tape for sale which was produced by the Japanese to describe the operation of the Kawai generator. There have also been some exciting comments about it on Japanese TV -- to the effect that it produces more output power than it takes in.  

It looks to me, like the Japanese may have snuck this invention by the US patent examiner by posturing it as just another of a nearly endless variety of electronic commutated brushless DC motors. The patent is very long, and will bore you to death. There is no mention of perpetual motion or over-unity in the patent description. But, there are a few odd paragraphs and sentences in the Kawai patent, including one paragraph which describes input and output power. This is done in a confusing way -- maybe intentionally confusing. But if you look carefully at the numbers, and if you are capable and willing to make a few calculations on the side, you will find that it claims to be an over-unity device.”


Errata : The following diagram was omitted from February’s Newsletter article about the Cold Fission Generator. This is the construction diagram of the Radiant Energy Tube referred to in the article.  

















This month I have included the current Audio Tape list . Next month I shall include the video tape list so that all members will have a copy of the complete library contents. Thanks once again to Ashley for rearranging the library and compiling these lists.

1.         Patrick Flannagan         Audio Newsletter No.1

2.         Patrick Flannagan         Audio Newsletter No.2

3.         Patrick Flannagan         Audio Newsletter No.3

4A.      Patrick Flannagan         Environmental Stress

4B.       Chuck Parker               Tesla Turbines

5.         Dick Sutphen                The Battle for your Mind

6.         Lynn Surgulla                Engineering Non-Linear Systems.

7.         G M Scallion                Prophesies & Predictions for Earth to 2000

8.         Baumgartner                 Vortex Mechanics

9.         Colin Andrews The Crop Circle Mystery

10.       Sevier Bonnie               Tesla Turbines

11.       “Jake” Possell               Tesla Turbines

12.       ABC FM                     The Rapture of Invention (Doco. of N Tesla)    

13.       Frank Macon               Tesla Turbines

14.       Phil Callahan                 Frequencies and Aids

15.       Tom Bearden               Scalar Interferometry

16.       Jurgen Schmidt Environmental Energies

17.       David Ash                    The Vortex

18.       Keith Bailey                  Sound and Colour in Esoteric Healing.

19.       Eldon Bird                    Electro-Magnetic Fields & Biology

20.       Eric Dollard                  Dimensional Representation of Electric Waves

21A.    Eric Dollard                  Principles of Wireless Transmission of Energy.

21B      Moray King                  Cohering the Zero Point Energy

22.       Royal Raymond Rife     Electro-Magnetic Technology

23.       Ed Skilling                    Evolution of E.M.Technologies.


Sitting in a small laboratory in Van Nuys, California is a curious creation which, based on the results of dynamometer tests and other rigid trials, claims to be a possible solution to the World’s energy problems. It is called the EMA motor (Electro-Magnetic Association) and in technical jargon is described as a “Digital Pulsed”, “Time Phased”, and “Servo Controlled” device. Developed by EVGray Enterprises this unique engine runs on the principle of electro-magnetic transformation. It requires no fossil fuel, recycles its own energy, creates no waste and is extremely quiet. It’s size, weight and horse-power ratios are comparable to motors and turbines now in current use. The EMA’s only external power source consists of four six volt batteries which never need recharging and have the same life expectancy as the standard auto battery.

Gray describes the operation of his motor as similar to “recreating lightning”. He claims the engineering and scientific world has known that this recreation is possible but has not known how to do it. “When lightning hits the ground causing a 10,000,000 volt build up, where does the energy come from to take it from a static charge to a lethal charge ?.  Nobody really knows”.

In regard to the motor, power from the high voltage section is put through a system of electrical circuitry to produce a series of high voltage energy spikes. These spikes are transferred to a small control unit, which in turn operates the major motor unit. The control unit, acting in a manner similar to that of a distributor in an internal combustion engine, regulates these spikes, determines their polarity and directs their power to selected electro-magnets in the main unit. While this occurs, the recycle/regeneration system is recharging the batteries with 60 to 120 amp pulses. The electro-magnets are located on both the rotor and stator of the large motor, and it is the attraction and repulsion between the two sets of magnets which causes the motor to operate and generate power. Once in motion the motor recharges the batteries as a result of this recycle/regeneration system, but to prevent condensation in the main cylinder, a half pound of air pressure has to be maintained. When the ambient temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit, the motor will operate at 170 degrees. In short, the principle of the engine is to create electricity and also recycle energy, by the fact that every time the magnets are energised, the high voltage back EMF peak causes a charge to go back into the battery.

A key factor is the battery quality, so after extensive research Gray chose batteries furnished by the McCullock Corporation of L.A. These batteries include extra large plates separated by indestructible glass-rubber separators and especially formulated lead oxide composition. This is enclosed in an ultra-lightweight plastic case.  Two of the six volt batteries are used for operation while the other two serve as a reservoir. The motor needs only to run at 500 RPM for the normal recharging system to work. It’s recharging capabilities are such that the next version won’t have an alternator or air pump. The air pump will be replaced by blades on the rotor.

This engine is approximately 90% efficient compared to 30% for a normal internal combustion engine. A prime factor in this is the friction control by the “magnetic vacuum” created in the drum, which literally takes the pressure off the end bearing and allows the rotor to float within the drum. The motor creates power surges one behind the other in extremely quick succession, in the order of micro-seconds. This allows direct control of the magnetic flux, and as the magnetic flux in a coolant source, external cooling is no longer needed. Gray says the engine is not affected by rain, heat, cold or any other type of inclement weather, or by driving through tunnels. All the motor needs is oxygen. Due to the magnetic field orientation being 360 degrees in all directions another field system cannot operate within this same battery system. The new EMA prototype will weigh about 320 lbs. and measures 12 inches in diameter and 18 inches in length. Most of the motor’s components can be built in a machine shop with a mill and lathe, with the exception of the drum itself, magnets and a few miscellaneous items bought in an auto-supply store.

The safety features of the EMA are impressive, with no fan, no exposed high voltage parts, no exhaust fumes, no fuel tanks to explode, no water reservoirs to clog-up, freeze or over-heat. This all helps the reliability of the engine and thus maintenance should minimised. It is also extremely quiet with the electric motor noise being imperceptible when properly suppressed. Although Gray conducted his first tests in 1961, this engine has not gone into production as yet. However there has been renewed interest in this design with Creative Science’s recent publications of design plans for a simple version of the above device. A copy of these plans and the original Gray patent is available in the Astro library.


The next meeting will be held on :  


This month we will have Erika Klement as our guest speaker, the subject being Aura Imaging. This is a photographic process revealing your body’s energy field in colour. Erika will be showing photographs of some of these fields and will be explaining the technology behind them.

This month’s video is a compilation of several short segments on alternative fuels for motor vehicles and power generation, a different method of using solar collectors for power generation, and a Beyond 2000 presentation of the Electric Wheel Motor.

Don’t forget to bring along your $3 to help finance the newsletter and the video tape library and your bickies for supper.  


  Thanks once again to Roger for his generosity in supplying the monster screen colour TV set so we can all see how good looking Dan Winter really is - take note Tony!!!!