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Noble gas motor update
John Rohner provides an update on their motor, which would cost about
as much as a regular motor, but would use virtually no fuel. They're in
process of preparing manufacturing lines for when they're ready to begin mass
producing, though they're still early in the testing phase.
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The PlasmERG motor design.
John Rohner's group is working on a noble
gas motor in the tradition of the Joseph Papp engine, that they say runs on
transition process, which is a non-radioactive type of nuclear energy.
Just a tiny amount of cheap, inert fuel would last for a year of continuous
use. And the motor itself apparently would not be very expensive either.
The following are three emails he sent me today giving an update on their
progress, which he said I could post.
Well things are really heating up.
We can add California to Michigan and Indiana that want to give us free
manufacturing space, tax credits, money, retooling costs and employment monies.
So soon I will be turning all this over to someone to work out the fine details.
I am applying for more grants, as well.
Don, in China, has designed his own version of the motor hardware and is
pursuing getting it ready to start up. Shaun, here in Iowa, and I have found a
way to use stock Harley Davidson parts for the crank, connecting rods and
pistons and we have found an Iowa Cylinder maker to make cylinders. So all the
pieces we need for both test and early production motors are now found and
We decided to make sure there was a parts pipeline to support the next step
past this one so we would not lose time between the generator demos and getting
systems into the pipeline. This has taken more time and money than expected, but
the delay will be months less. It is my opinion that the delay from show to
delivery needs to be as short as possible to make things gel and get some cash
From here, Shaun and Don are getting this done.
The first prototype of a test "standard" controller is now here,
and Andrew will be stuffing my version next week. He will be substituting
Freescale Processors for the Silicon labs I used and getting his board laid out
and complete, so when we start testing we will have two controllers to handle
the various tests.
Andrew and Haik are also interfacing with me on the next Critical Project.
[...] By Dec 1 we should be ready to start some engines. Jeez time runs fast
when your so busy.
We now also have a co-developer, company, in China. They are working on a
new experimental motor using more exotic building materials. A cross between
Graphite and Thermoplastic for major parts: block, cylinder carriers, lower
piston, etc. Their object is to make one that can be reproduced in heavy
volume for less than $150 US. They have a contract with the Chinese for
massive small generators.
We are also "buried" by States that wish to create a "farm
electrical independence". That is a generator on each farm to service the
farm and allow the power companies to remove the wires. I was surprised to
find out that the power companies spend more maintaining wires to farms than
they can make. I also think the price of copper may have something to do with
it. To this end we are signing up companies wishing to make generators, in a
state, so that once we pass the first "show" we have somewhere to
assign the genset building and such. One of the biggies here is the California
central valley. They want gensets and water pumps. As the man said,
"anything to get away from the state".
We have enough parts suppliers lined up to get initial production through 5
We have also test run a single cylinder motor. A true test motor for
that will be built. The one we used was a clug of mixed parts put
together just as a verification it could work.
We are waiting on our new test equipment. We ordered industry standard
dynos to verify power. It may be the core for the 60KWH generator sets.
We have also totally verified the process that makes it all work. It is
similar and very different from what Papp thought. The 1983 motor would never
have made 1500 RPM as it was built. The cumulative reaction times would have
caused it to fail.
(In response to a request for a photo)
The castings for the production motors are now final for molds but not built
So no pix available from there.
The next group of test engines, for our research partners and co-developers
in Canada are ugly. We learned a lot from the very first motor we did. It was
pretty, but we were not prepared for the power out at over 1400 RPM (non of us
believed the numbers either, we do now). So it broke quickly. Later analysis
even showed the aluminum cylinder was ballooning, growing in the middle.
From that lesson we are building this set out of steel and cast iron and they
are very tough but really ugly. The heads are held on with what we used to call
"stove bolts" (long bolts outside the cylinder). The coils are in
plain site outside the cylinder. The top of the block has a plexiglas cover to
see inside. The block is made from 8 pieces of 1 inch steel plate bolted together
with a sheet steel bottom cover. The flywheels and connecting rods are really
modified new racing parts for a Sportster 900 HD motor. Reactor coils are
individual thru a PC board to electrodes, with control electronics also there. A
PCD web cam is attached to each head to monitor reactor chambers. AND no one
worried about PRETTY. So a pix would be strange of that.
These are really test motors that will get lots of things thrown at them and
have to live thru it. We have gas mixture that simulate higher power than the
first one we used. So we are being careful.
The part that is "pretty" and is not changing is the reaction chamber and the
ionizer. But, until the patent on these is complete we can not
show pictures of it.
But if ugly will do we can send some pix in a couple weeks of the US-built test motors.
[...] The use of carbon fiber [on the Chinese motors] does
make them very nice looking.
So [...] I really don't want to take pictures of non working
motors, [...] and publish them as examples of something that might work, but never
has. I prefer to do that once it is functioning in
Even when the new castings and such get here it would be a bit as we get them
assembled and tested.
Once we get a new heavy duty test motor together I could send you an
"UGLY" picture. [...]
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