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MYT Engine 6-inch version could go into production soon
In the process of preparing for the now canceled SAE demo, inventor Raphial Morgado discovered that he can make a 6-inch motor using regular machining processes, so he will not have to go to the expense of preparing casting in order to go into production.
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Inventor, Raphial Morgado, stands
between a conventional engine and his 14" engine that he says
has comparable power output. The 6" engine would have
similar power density ratios.
One of the amazing things that happen in the course of scientific advancement is that modifications made in the process of making due with what one has, turn into synchronistic discoveries of fortune.
Such has been the case as inventor Raphial Morgado of Angel Labs LLC has been scrambling to get his
6" (inch) version of his massive yet tiny (MYT) engine ready to demonstrate to the
Oregon Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) annual meeting scheduled for May 15.
His claim of a huge displacement, power, and efficiency in such a small engine has had many people intrigued for years. Everyone has been anxious for him to do a demonstration of the technology running on fuel again, not just compressed air, which is how his present
14" engine is demonstrated.
Unfortunately, due to a two month delay in getting the gears for the smaller motor, Morgado was set back in his time frame; and rather than reschedule the SAE Oregon event again, SAE opted to cancel it for now, with the possibility of scheduling something again in the future once everything is running and ready to go. Once he has it running, it's likely that SAE
International will be interested in showcasing it at one of their events.
That's the bad news.
The good news is that in all this process of making due with a limited budget and time frame, Morgado discovered that he can make
the 6" motor using regular machining processes, and he will not have to go to the expense of preparing casting in order to go into production with that small motor. The larger motors will still require casting; but now he has a version he can quickly get into beta testing.
Once he finishes and successfully tests just one 6" motor, he'll be ready to start taking beta testing orders and cranking out the motor.
In November, we reported:
"The 5.5" motor could be installed in a variety of applications,
from a small vehicle such as a Ford Fiesta, or an ultralight aircraft, or
possibly even an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Raphial is hoping that a
defense con tractor for the military will let him retrofit one of their UAVs to
demonstrate the technology. The present engine in one of the UAVs weighs
145 pounds and has a 55-cubic-inch displacement. The 5.5-inch MYT engine
would have a displacement of 65 cubic inches, but only weigh nine pounds, while
putting out comparable horsepower."
Initially, Morgado had planned on building a 5.5" motor to demonstrate for SAE Oregon. However, he said,
"As the 5.5" MYT was being fitted with the timing gears, it became apparent that the gears were getting too small and that strength might be a factor, pushing the limits of modern metallurgy. As I was working with the gear engineer we decided to play it safe and grow the engine up to
6" MYT, thereby adding more material not only to the timing gears but also for the remaining internal parts for added strength."
On back and forth discussions the question was asked, "Does that mean that we can only build the 6" MYT by machining parts out of solid billets since they have to be very strong?"
In normal manufacturing of engines, the block is cast in order to be more affordable.
Morgado did some manufacturing calculations and said he was amazed that the way they are building the 6" MYT in a one-off process is actually more practical and cheaper at this time than compared to the more extensive multiple operations that casting requires. Furthermore, Morgado notes that casting is not as strong as machining from a solid billet.
He is still in process of building that first 6" engine. By
extrapolation from his 14" engine, and from his confidence in the engineering drawings, he expects the 6" version to work
well. Before going into commercial production, he plans to build a bunch of beta testing units, if the first unit preliminarily tests out well. The big news is that the one-off process will be cheaper per unit using machining than using casting, which is very expensive to gear up for.
At least this will hold true for the small engines. The larger engines will still require the establishment of a pilot production line using casting.
Another unintended advantage that has emerged is that the various relationships that Angel Labs has established in the process of building the
6" motor, can work toward going into initial production.
Morgado concludes saying: "By the time you see a complete 6" MYT running on fuel, it means that we are in fact successful not only in building the 6" MYT Engine, but more importantly, we are in manufacturing mode without further need of the 10 million dollars
[we had thought would be] required to set up a pilot production line."
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