Now that I have got your attention, the purpose of this is to let you know the new arrangement for receiving this newsletter. Due to the increase in people attending meetings, it has been difficult to keep up with who has and has not been present each month. The system of crossing your name off the list at each meeting has not been a total success and has caused me a lot more work to implement. The bottom line is that the committee has decided that from now on newsletters will only be available by subscription.
The cost will be $12 per year ($1 per month) which is exactly what it costs us to produce it. To make the subscription renewals easier to keep track of, we have decided to make them all fall due at the end of the financial year, so after you receive the June edition, your subscription will require renewal. Thus to continue receiving this newsletter, you will need to pay $9 at the next meeting to cover all issues up until the end of the ‘96 financial year.
For those people who already have a subscription, when it runs out I shall let you know how much we need to bring you up to the end of the next financial year. This way eventually everybody’s subscription will occur at the same time, making it easier for you and us to keep track of when it is due.
Meeting entry will remain at $3 to cover the projected cost of hall hire which will most likely be occurring in the next couple of months.
The meeting commenced at 8.15pm with another “full house” of around 60 people. Ashley opened the nights procedings by welcoming all those present and then handed over to Peter to give the Treasurers report. We were still in the black, so it was then up to me to give the Secretaries report. This consisted of a letter from Robert (Qld) giving his interpretation of the maths involved in Beardons “Final Secret of Free Energy”and some information on the next Solar Challenge race which will be run from Darwin to Adelaide in October - November this year.
Ashley opened the meeting to general discussion with some magazine give aways, some new videos in the library, the Whole Earth catalogue and some information on the Joseph Newman energy machine. Tony put a humorous article he had written on conspiracies and UFOs into the library, Anton had some computer motherboards as giveaways and Allan presented an article on fluoride and mind control. (be careful when you clean your teeth) Wendy requested that we have someone speak on Vega testing and Andrew talked about the HOPE seminar, the Solar race, a mens health group at Black Forest and the latest on his steam project. Although the “big investor”offer of money seems to have fallen through, Andrew has had a lot of interest from private individuals in the form of offers of money and services.
A couple of workshops were then advertised which included “Tapping your Soul Energy” and “Cool Tones and Hot Rthyms” while Trudy mentioned a world wide meditation which will take place on September 23rd. Michael then presented an article on “Slime” - getting energy from water, and Fuzzy gave a preview of next months talk. Finally Dino spoke of a device which sends photons directly into the eyes, eliminating a computer monitor or TV screen. I then gave a talk, assisted by Roger, about the interstate trip that we had just returned from, along with Lindsay and June. We went searching for the Holy Grail of free energy and although we did not find it, we did see where it had been. At this point I would like to thank those who welcomed and assisted us during our journey, in particular Raphael, Cliff, Dieter and Ian.
Then it was on to Peter talking about his process of “Body Order” that he works with in his chiropractic practice. Peter is a very dynamic and entertaining speaker who really believes in what he is doing. He asked for the biggest skeptic to demonstrate on and got it in more ways than one as Tony volunteered. The talk was very well received, judging by the questions asked afterwards, while the demonstration of how the body loses it’s strength after eating sugar was quite impressive. The meeting ended quite late after another successful ASTRO night!
PS: Overheard at this meeting were the words of that infamous Sheppard,
“Switch off your TV and stop being sheeple.”
This month’s phrase is simpler than last months, but what is it?
Look on the back page for the answer.
WALLY MINTO’S WONDER WHEEL.
Wally Minto’s “Wonder Wheel” is, according to Wally, at least 85% efficient, never wears out, requires no fuel or maintenance, costs very little, and should have been invented 100 years ago. This machine consists of four used propane bottles which are hose-clamped to the ends of two pieces of aluminium angle, each about four feet long. The angles cross at 90 degrees at the centre and are mounted on a central hub like a skinny four-blade windmill with bottles to swing in the breeze. Each bottle is connected to its mate on the opposite end of the angle with steel brake-line tubing. Under the rig's support is a tank of the type used to locate leaks in an inner tube.
How it works: Low-boiling liquid, such as freon or propane, fills one bottle of each pair. The opposite bottle is empty and void of air. The liquid collects in the lower bottle, which is immersed in warm (solar-heated) water. Heat from the water (or a solar reflector, or any other source slightly warmer than the surrounding air) vaporises the liquid and forces part of it up through the connecting tube and into the empty bottle on top. Gravity does the rest: The heavy bottle starts down; the lighter bottle floats up. As each pair shuttles its liquid mass back and forth, the whole thing turns and repeats the process endlessly.
A practical 33 ft. diameter wheel running on a temperature difference of as little as 3.5 degrees F and producing several horsepower could pump irrigation water, grind grain, or saw wood. The materials could be scrap pipe, and no machining or skills are needed to build it. Several low-boiling materials might be used, but propane or R-12 may be best.
Minto estimates a slightly larger (40 ft.) wheel with 14 pairs of one-ft. by 4.5 ft. containers would provide 10,240 ft/lb of work per container as each 269 lb of liquid responds to gravity through a 20 ft level arm. At only one rpm this is 8.69 hp; not spectacular, but low cost and capable of running steadily for generations. The slow rotational speed can be stepped up to whatever is needed, just as with the old-time waterwheels. No fuel would be needed in many cases. The temperature difference required between the liquid on the bottom and the top occurs naturally in many situations: water and air, light and shade, etc.
PATTERSON POWER CELL.
On the following page is a diagram of the test setup for demonstrating the over-unity effects of the cold fusion cell. This set-up was used at the Power Gen.’ 95 conference which was held in December last year and should give the more technically minded readers a good idea of what these tests are all about.
USING HYDROGEN AS A FUEL.
As a follow up to the article in the July newsletter on producing hydrogen from electrolysis cells, I have included the following information for those who are experimenting with using hydrogen as a fuel. This month we will look at the problem of pre-ignition and the benefits of water injection, while next month the subjects of ignition timing and spark plugs will be looked at.
This can be a problem in engines using hydrogen as a fuel as the autoignition temperature for hydrogen is approximately one tenth that of other fuels. Carbon deposits and manifold temperatures that are too low to ignite petrol may be high enough to lead to preignition with hydrogen. Hot surfaces that can initiate preignition include:
1. Spark plug electrodes.
2. Exhaust valves.
3. Carbon deposits from unburnt lubricants.
Preignition is also influenced by the Equivalency Ratio or e.r. which equals the actual fuel mixture divided by the ideal fuel mixture. For normal operation, this ratio is set to 0.5 to 0.65 whereas for maximum power this can be raised to 1.0 to 1.6. The higher the e.r. the higher will be the combustion temperature. At low e.r. the fuel is completely burned but some oxygen is left over. This unreacted air cools the combustion and so reduces the risk of preignition. Other methods of reducing this risk are:
1. Exclude excessive oil from the combustion chamber. Less oil is needed with gaseous fuel.
2. Use low temperature spark plugs.
3. Use sodium filled exhaust valves to avoid heat build up in the valve mass.
4. Water injection to cool down the cylinder.
Step number 3 is probably a bit over the top unless you find that preignition is a serious problem. However the other factors are simple to control and are consistent with running conventionally fuelled high compression engines which commonly have detonation problems. The other factor of course is engine timing and depending on what literature you read or who you speak to this can vary widely - I guess that one is left up to the individual experimenter although if anyone wants to relate their experiences to me I will certainly repeat them in this newsletter for the benefit of others.
The injection of water vapour into the cylinder reduces the combustion temperature and as well as helping the detonation problem as mentioned previously, it also reduces the formation of nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxides are reduced in increasingly large amounts for each small decrease in combustion temperature. Conversely small increases in combustion temperature causes large increases in nitrous oxide formation. Water injection is an effective means of controlling nitrous oxide without loss of power, efficiency or exhaust temperature. The effectiveness of water injection increases with engine rpm.
As water injection reduces the combustion temperature it also reduces the probability of preignition and flashback. By reducing the reaction rate of hydrogen and air in the cylinder and increasing the energy required for ignition, a larger range of mixtures can be used. Reducing the time, as well as the temperature, of combustion greatly reduces nitrous oxide emissions. This also serves to promote longer engine life.
More water is needed with higher engine rpm, and so to accommodate this fact experimenters in Germany varied water injection rates with engine rpm. No water is injected up to 2000rpm. At up to 4000rpm the water injection rate was varied from 1gram/second to 8gram/second. The standard fuel tank, carburettor, and fuel pump may be adapted for water. The picture with this article shows an externally mixed hydrogen converted engine with water injection. The hydrogen fuel and water enter the gas mixer through different ports. The two spray nozzles are installed on each side of the intake manifold just below the plenum chamber throttle plate while water flow rate must be adjusted to avoid excess water leaking past the piston rings.
FROM THE PAST.
This is another advert from the 1950’s from the Popular Mechanics magazine. These type of oil filters have been rediscovered in the last year or two as something completely new, but guess what - it’s all been done before!
TESLA’S FREE ENERGY RECEIVER.
This comes from a book called “THE LOST INVENTIONS OF NIKOLA TESLA” by George Trinkaus. It covers information from a patent that Tesla obtained for a free energy receiver back in 1901.
For starters, think of this as a solar-electric panel. Tesla's invention is very different, but the closest thing to it in conventional technology is in photovoltaics. One radical difference is that conventional solar-electric panels consist of a substrate coated with crystalline silicon; the latest use amorphous silicon. Conventional solar panels are expensive, and whatever the coating, they are manufactured by esoteric processes. But Tesla's “solar panel” is just a shiny metal plate with a transparent coating of some insulating material which today could be a spray plastic. Stick one of these antenna-like panels up in the air, the higher the better, and wire it to one side of a capacitor, the other going to a good earth ground. Now the energy from the sun is charging that capacitor. Connect across the capacitor some sort of switching device so that it can be discharged at rhythmic intervals, and you have an electric output. Tesla´s patent is telling us that it is that simple to get electric energy. The bigger the area of the insulated plate, the more energy you get.
But this is more than a 'solar panel" because it does not necessarily need sunshine to operate. It also produces power at night. Of course, this is impossible according to official science. For this reason, you could not get a patent on such an invention today. Many an inventor has learned this the hard way. Tesla had his problems with the patent examiners, but today's free-energy inventor has it much tougher. Tesla's free-energy receiver was patented in 1901 as An Apparatus for the Utilization of Radiant Energy. The patent refers to "the sun” as well as other sources of radiant energy, like cosmic rays. That the device works at night is explained in terms of the night-time availability of cosmic rays. Tesla also refers to the ground as "a vast reservoir of negative electricity." Tesla was fascinated by radiant energy and its free-energy possibilities. He called the Crooke's radiometer (a device which has vanes that spin in a vacuum when exposed to radiant energy) "a beautiful invention." He believed that it would become possible to harness energy directly by "connecting to the very wheelwork of nature." His free-energy receiver is as close as he ever came to such a device in his patented work. But on his 76th birthday at the ritual press conference, Tesla (who was without the financial wherewithal to patent but went on inventing in his head) announced a "cosmic-ray motor." When asked if it was more powerful than the Crooke's radiometer, he answered, "thousands of times more powerful."
HOW IT WORKS.
From the electric Potential that exists between the elevated plate (plus) and the ground (minus), energy builds in the capacitor, and, after "a suitable time interval," the accumulated energy will "manifest itself in a powerful discharge" which can do work. The capacitor, says Tesla, should be "of considerable electrostatic capacity," and its dielectric made of "the best quality mica” for it has to withstand potentials that could rupture a weaker dielectrictric. Tesla gives various options for the switching device. One is a rotary switch that resembles a Tesla circuit controller. Another is an electrostatic device consisting of two very light, membranous conductors suspended in a vacuum. These sense the energy build-up in the capacitor, one going positive, the other negative, and at a certain charge level are attracted, touch, and thus fire the capacitor. Tesla also mentions another switching device consisting of a minute air gap or weak dielectric film which breaks down suddenly when a certain potential is reached. The above is about all the technical detail you get in the patent.
EXTENDING CAR BATTERY LIFE.
Thanks to our resident auto-electrician and electric car expert Randal for this helpful article on how to get more life out of your car battery.
Car battery life can be greatly extended by doping the cells with pure white vinegar. This prolongs cell life by reducing sulphur crystal formation which can puncture through cell separators resulting in failure. It also reduces destructive gassing, electrolysis and corrosion.
Procedure: Connect the battery to a charger and charge until all cells read full using a hydrometer. While the battery is still on charge, add 20 millilitres of pure white vinegar to each cell of a standard size car battery or 15 millilitres for a small battery. Leave on charge for another hour or so to encourage mixing. The battery is now ready for service.
Note: 1. Batteries older than three years may be mechanically unsound and may not benefit from this treatment.
2. Many cars made in the 1980’s have weak charging systems so for maximum battery life check electrolyte strength using a hydrometer at each engine check or service and recharge if necessary.
This will be on Friday September 13th. with Fuzzy giving a talk on -
Also at this meeting we will show a video called SUPER STEAM TECHNOLOGY which is about a process of mixing propane gas with water to produce steam almost instantly at any pressure or temperature required.
Don’t forget your $3 admission and something to share for supper - see you there!!
Phrenetic Phrases Answer: Cross Eyed.