Posted on January 3rd, 2009
The Big Auto Makers Better Watch Carefully How They Spend Their Bailout Packages, Or Suffer The Fate Of The Dinosaurs…
From two sides of the globe, the French Riviera and Melbourne Australia, we see two companies developing engines that run on air. In Nice France former state of the art formula one engine developer Guy Negre’s company MDI (Motor Development International). In Melbourne Australlia Angelo Di Pietro developer of an amazing air engine remarkable for it’s size.
A Jules Verne Reality
Two Different Yet Working Models
The Magnetic Air Car™
Yet to be seen is the Magnetic Air car a technology being produced by Magnetic Air Cars, Inc. that claims to be renewing the 1932 dream of J.M. Custer of Piggott, Ark. to build a car that runs on air.
Custer built a working model with a motor that filled the air tanks until a pressure of 200 PSI was obtained. As the warm air went through the engine and cooled, it was recovered and drawn into a compressing chamber, where it was reheated again and returned to the tank. Manual Parks CEO of Magnetic Air Car™ tells us “Our prototype Magnetic Air Car™ is the end result of that first step made more than 75 years ago to provide a clean-tech, low-cost solution for our current energy crisis. We are passionate about fulfilling Custer’s vision”.
- “A battery starts a magnetic motor… which in turn drives a small but powerful on-board air compressor. The air flow is then tubocharged and multiplied to where the resulting horse-pressure™ smoothly powers the car to incredible speeds… without ever getting hot and without ever having to be stopped for external recharging or refueling.”
“Our engineers have developed a solution for manufacturing air while the vehicle is in motion which may provide an unlimited driving range.” – Manual Parks, CEO
The Magnetic Air Car allegedly uses three on-board substations to compress air up to “mach-one force airflow”, which is then channeled, modulated, and converted to torque that propels the car. They are using air-bearing turbochargers to create mechanical energy (converting air pressure to car motion), something both NASA and Toyota are also looking at. The car uses a silicon salt battery that has 30% more mass power than a lead acid storage battery and can charge completely within an hour. The 95 percent recyclable battery can also can be used in a temperature range from -40 degrees Celsius to 50 degrees Celsius.
According to Magnetic Air Car™ “The “Silicon Energy Storage Battery”, excites a zero point energy Magnetic Motor, builds to max RPM and recharges the battery. A Mag Motor spins and a High-Perf Air Compressor starts the ‘Big Blow.’ The big blow grows throught three specially Modified Direct Drive Turbochargers. It gets ampified BIG-time through ten compressive stages. Then the pressure is entraned into a captive turbine drive that drives an output shaft. ONE BIG BLOW! No Fuel, no pollution, green tech at its finest. We plan on using cleaning technology that will make the air cleaner than when we started using it.”
The process of chemosynthesis delivers a more environmentally friendly, high-capacity, quick-charging (1 hour), 10-year-life battery.
The turbochargers run on cold compressed air. The Air Cycle Machine™ consisting of an air-flow amplifier and air bearing turbochargers. It stirs up the air through convection.
The battery costs less than $70. The battery does not contain acid, it will retain its first charge sitting on a shelf for up to three years, and it can be recycled.
The air tank system design supplies air pressure to the patent pending cold air bearing turbocharger and Air Cycle Machine™. The Magnetic Air Car does not care about air flow since the motor creates enough pressure to drive any load. This is what makes the design a zero pollution solution.
They plan on using a patented water filtration system, which cleans the air entering the car’s motor. The air leaving the vehicle will actually be cleaner than the air entering the vehicle. They believe the filtration design can improve air quality in cities and reduce the effects of global warming.
The car’s exhaust will only increase the outside air temperature by five degrees at approximately 200,000 RPM. The inside of the cabin will be recycled with clean filtered air.
“The frictionless, oil-less bearing have now evolved as air bearings, capable of obtaining revolutions as high as one million RPM. The secret ‘sauce’ that was missing was an advanced air flow device, the Air Cycle Machine™, which our engineers began designing a few years ago.”
Manual Parks CEO states “We are providing a legitimate power source to run our compressor to power our Air Cycle Machine™ consisting of an air-flow amplifier and air bearing turbochargers in a unique way. We believe that the combination will be sufficient to power a modern new vehicle, or retrofit a used vehicle, such as a large SUV or truck. As an example, we have been approached to retrofit a few Hummers with our magnetic air engine. Others have suggested purchasing GM’s entire Hummer fleet.”
Along with great claims come great expectations. We are looking forward to seeing this vision reborn. The company plans to build its first prototype at Club Auto Sport in San Jose soon, and hopes to have it ready for production by 2010. — Download concept flyer Magnetic Air Car™