You are here: PureEnergySystems.com
> News > October
28, 2013; 3:30 am GMT
Aviation 2.0 enables Jetpacks, VTOL, flying cargo ships
Raphial Morgado of Angel Labs LLC in California hereby
announces to the world the launch of a new revolution in aviation technology
that will finally bring us the hoped-for dreams of yesterday, via the Massive
Yet Tiny (MYT) Engine and other innovations he has invented.
Pure Energy Systems News
In the past few days, I've had the privilege of hanging out with a modern Leonardo
da Vinci. Raphial Morgado even physically resembles him.
As a child, Raphial, now 62, dreamt of what we now refer to as "jetpacks" which enable humans to fly around with the freedom of a bird. "We're a superior species, why can't we fly like they do?" was a thought that has stuck with him, becoming a major theme of his life, consuming his interest and guiding his interactions.
But as a prolific inventor, that isn't the only thing that has captured his creative thought processes. He claims to have built over 100 different prototype designs so far. And though none of them have hit the marketplace yet, that isn't because they are not viable. Often, it is because they are referred to as "disruptive technologies". And the minor inventions get overshadowed by the major ones.
Angel Flight Pack
His Jetpack, alone, would be a crowning achievement of any large company, not to mention a lone inventor. Not only will his Angel Flight Pack, as it is trademarked, enable human flight, but it will enable payload -- such as carry a second person, or extra fuel for extended range (if the 100-mile range of the standard tank is not enough), or emergency supplies. And it only weighs 45 pounds, so you don't need a parking stall to park it, but you can carry it with you and set it next to you in a restaurant, or at your cubicle at work. He calls it the "hot rod" for its power, versatility, and maneuverability.
Finally, we will have our Jetpacks that cartoons of old got us excited about. However, FAA regulations in the US will limit their speed to 62 miles per hour. But when you can travel "as the bird flies," with no stop lights, stop signs, or traffic, then short-distance travelling will become a snap. Three hours stuck in traffic in large cities will become a 10 to 20 minute jaunt in a Jetpack. In addition to the time savings, think of the fuel savings. 100 miles on
1.5 gallons of fuel, which could include vegetable oil, biodiesel, and other renewable fuels, in any
Thanks to the pioneer work of companies like Martin Aircraft and Moller
Skycar, the certification process has been developed. It may be that approaching this as an experimental kit will streamline the regulations.
Other companies have developed jetpacks, but they have been inadequate for
size, duration, tethering. These limits are resolved with Raphial's Angel Flight
Pack design, which is small enough to fit through a door, light enough to carry,
and with a range of 100 miles (unless your cargo is fuel, in which you have a
two day range).
Think of the new sports, travel and exploring opportunities that will open up -- being able to venture to those remote crevices of the planet that were
heretofore inaccessible -- not to mention the traffic benefits.
MYT Engine Power
In this trademark photo, Raphial shows his 14-inch
motor in comparison to the engine it could replace.
The thing that makes all this possible is the tremendous power-to-weight ratio that his
Yet Tiny (MYT) Engine is capable of. It has high torque and efficiency from low to high rpms. This makes it ideal for aviation, not to mention all the other engine applications it can fill, from vehicles to generators. "I have so much power I can allow elephants and
brick houses to fly." To give you engineers a sampling of the kind of power this thing is capable of, with just 150 psi of input air, at 800 rpm, the 14" engine produced 814 foot-pounds of torque.
The MYT Engine features 40 times higher power-to-weight ratio, low parts count, low maintenance, high mechanical efficiency, and low pollution. It is poised to benefit applications including airplanes, ships, 18 wheelers, SUVs, passenger cars, and even down to carry-on power generators. The MYT Engine, as a pump/compressor, also exceeds existing pumps/compressors in providing massive pressure, volume, and flow; all in one unit.
What is astonishing to the engineers that have worked with Raphial is that the
first 14" engine he built is still in operation, having been converted from
running on fuel for 6 months (not continuous) to running on compressed air; and
is now being converted back to running on fuel. That a first prototype would
last so long is astonishing to them.
The Angel Flight Pack would be powered by one 6" engine.
Modern turbofans produce up to 90% thrust from the fan and 10% from the jet engine
core. This core could be replaced by the MYT Engine, which would remove the heat signature and vastly improve the economy as well as power. Such aircraft could fly
in and out of airports 24 hours, not having to stop late at night because of noise. Another of Raphial's inventions is a quiet muffler that doesn't impede flow. This could also be patented and licensed out to many other applications.
When Raphial went to the awards banquet to receive first prize at the 2005 Emhart-NASA Tech Briefs "Create the Future" Design Contest for his
MYT Engine that makes
Aviation 2.0 possible, the security detail at the door thought he was making fun of them when he showed up with just four people (one of whom was the VP of Exxon-Mobile). Lockheed Martin, with their 16 people, were in second place; and Boeing, with a similar number of proud, representative team members, were in third that year. By the time the award banquet was over, all
attendees agreed that Raphial should have received the Grand Prize. [Memo.
On editing, Raphial noted: "I checked the NASA tech brief publication and could not find Lockheed
Martin or Boeing as winners. I do remember, that's what the doorman told me...maybe they sponsored or co-worked
with the winners."]
I'm thinking that a Nobel Prize would be more appropriate.
So chalk it up to cognitive dissonance -- people can't believe that a lone inventor could possibly be so prolific and profound. They forget about history's heroes like
Nikola Tesla, who brought us AC power, the inductive motor, radio, wireless communication, X-ray, and much, much more -- the foundational bedrock of modern civilization. Still, 100 years later, we haven't figured out how to implement the free energy technologies that Tesla presented in the second half of his life. History books hardly mention him. He's still anathema in college text books, where he gets barely a footnote.
As a sampling of this same phenomenon with Raphael, several years ago, 50 farmers signed a petition to Governor
Schwarzenegger in support of this MYT Engine technology, saying it could help salvage the California economy, but the petition was ignored.
The first thing Raphial did when I walked into his home on Monday, was have me sign a non-disclosure agreement, because he has inventions sitting around his house. His 17-year partner, Michelle, is resigned to the fact that the home is an extension of his workshop.
He showed me a bike design in which the seat is situated close to the ground, greatly increasing stability and safety -- something that is very important to him. His Angel Flight Pack engenders safety, mimicking a bird carrying prey, with another invention -- an umbrella parachute that deploys if needed -- for safe landing, augmented by the cushioned-sole shoes he designed. He calls the umbrella parachute design SAP, for "Stationary Activated Parachute", and will be licensing that separately as well.
VTOL and Turbofan
He also showed me a model he built years ago to illustrate his concept for a VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) craft that would enable the human occupants to be floated by parachute to safety if something bad happened to the flying portion of the craft. And it would facilitate pre-loading and post-un-loading separate from the flying portion. (You can see it up on the shelf at the end of the
Formula 1 Race Car Design video.)
His VTOL could be applied to a mini-van or a cargo ship. Wings and landing gear are not needed, along with their complex engineering, cost, maintenance, weight -- and added expense of fuel to include them. And that's not to mention the fact that the MYT-Engine-powered Turbofan that makes this possible consumes far less fuel than the jet engine that it replaces. Conservatively, we're talking
three to five times less fuel (and even less pollution because of the efficient burn).
The fan/compressor/propeller design is something Raphial has been improving over 26 years. It's brilliant. He showed me how easily it spins as he waved it back and forth in front of him. It turned easily just by blowing on it, even though the resistance of its size normally would have made it difficult to turn otherwise.
40% of a commercial aircraft's take-off weight is fuel. Imagine if you could drastically reduce that. The next major expense in commercial aircraft is in tire replacement and landing gear maintenance. This would also be removed in Raphial's VTOL craft. Two thirds of the maintenance cost would be slashed in his craft.
In his supersonic, Mach 1.4, 8-Passenger, executive jet replacement VTOL design that he showed me, the engine would be fixed, and he would use vectoring or a nozzle to deflect the airflow in the desired direction of thrust.
I'm not an aeronautical engineer, but from what knowledge I have, I would say
that his design is plausible and brilliantly simple.
Four of his craft could be parked in the hanger space presently used for one
Gulfstream 550. It could fit in a 2-car garage.
Flying Cargo Ships
Imagine small cargo ships the size of a fat yacht flying 500 miles per hour across the ocean, 50 to 500 feet above the surface of the flat ocean, made far more efficient because of the "ground effect" that increases the compression efficiency that helps lift the craft because it has something to push against. Rather than cargo taking 2+ months to go from extreme continent to continent stretches, it would take 48 hours. The newest cargo ship designs that can carry 17,000 shipping containers but only travel 18 mph become obsolete. And you can go direct from point to point rather than having to following shipping lanes that take advantage of natural ocean currents. And, where the land is not punctuated by cliffs, large hills, and mountains, you could fly inland as well.
The cargo industry is a 13 trillion dollar per year industry, and Raphial's technology completely revolutionizes the entire industry. Ninety percent of world commerce involves cargo ships. Imagine if the shipping time and expenses were drastically cut, not by a few percentage points, but 30+ fold on the time, and
3-5-fold on the cost.
Ever since Howard Hughes flew his monster craft on the ground effect 50 years ago, the Russians have been working on this concept. They call it Ekranoplan. Do a
Google Image search and you'll see at a glance what Raphial is talking about.
But with the MYT Engine as the driver, you now have the power density needed for this concept to really take flight.
Raphial owns a 58-foot catamaran that is a one-of-a-kind model that travels 140
mph due in part to this effect. At 50 mph, the body of the catamaran begins to rise above the water, leaving only its two lower portions in the water. (Click
the images for enlargement.)
Another thing that motivated his quest to traverse water without going through it was the time he spent on a destroyer escort ship during the Vietnam War, where he manned the Anti-Submarine Rocket Launcher. Mother Nature can be very unforgiving when you're out on the water for months at a time, unable to steer around storms.
An early application Raphial wants to tackle is to fit a peaceful drone for delivering mail rapidly from point to point for important transactions. It would be fitted with two 6" engines and be a VTOL craft, to help get the world acclimated to the new technology approach.
So, "Aviation 2.0", as Raphial has coined it, refers to:
1) The Jetpack, with one 6" engine
2) The MYT Turbofan
3) The VTOL 8 passenger craft that would fly at supersonic speeds, with two 14" engines
4) The mail drone with two 6" engines
The flying cargo ships are not included in that 3.1 Billion dollar package, for which he has
a group of investors in Saudi Arabia interested, but he would prefer to sell these subsidiaries to a US company.
During dinner Tuesday night, it dawned on Raphial that the MYT engine could be built as a hybrid engine, using half of it to run on fuel, and the other half to compress air, which could then be stored in a pressure tank to be used to run a compressed air engine such as Angelo DiPietro's
Near the end of my visit, Raphial astonished me with a technology he's had for longer than he's been working on the MYT Engine, which began in 2001. It's a fuel atomizer that works so well that the atomized fuel appears like a cloud or smoke, with no droplets at all. He hasn't even applied for a patent on that yet. He could be a zillionaire by now if he had pursued just that one technology. Imagine what that would do to fuel efficiency and power of an engine, whether diesel or gasoline. The stunning thing is how simple it is. I could describe in one sentence how to build it, and the parts would cost probably less than $30. It only takes 40 psi of pressure. Think Schauberger, and you'll get pretty close. That one is also available for licensing as a spin-off company. Angel Fuel Atomizer, Inc.
Many More Inventions
He's also working on a proprietary blend of biofuels to go with his engine, though it can burn a wide range of fuels in pretty much any combination. Angel Fuel, Inc.
The guy is a flippin' genius. Publicly, he claims over 100 inventions, but he told me the number is closer to 150, and that didn't include the vitamin drink he developed that Virgin Airlines took from him without credit (didn't do very well).
And he won't even let me talk about the thing that has me most excited, by far. If you think JetPacks, VTOL, turbofan, flying cargo ships are awesome, and the (bio) fuel and environmental savings would be a wonderful bonus; it gets even better than that, much better. But he values his life. Maybe he'll at least let me say that it has to do with harnessing solar energy to power the engine so that stopping for fuel becomes almost unnecessary.
Imagine the excitement of the university students who will get to engineer these completely new aerodynamic craft, fans/compressors/propellers, engines, atomizers, etc. It will open a new revolution,
not just of technology but of science.
Not everything Raphial has invented is disruptive technology. He showed me a roller mechanism that he built for doing ab workouts, that keeps the knees off the floor -- a very simple design he came up with when he had knee problems.
He bemoans the rising generation who live on the computer but don't know how the real world works, citing as an example someone he knows who's head is full of information about cars and how they work, but doesn't know how to do anything on an actual vehicle, as if it were a different world -- reality. In their defense, I would argue that modern civilization has become team-dependent, each person having a specialty gift that is intended to work in harmony with other people who have talents in synergistic areas. We no longer live in a world intended for each person to be able to survive on their own. This is forward progress if we don't first destroy ourselves because of our growing corruption, which can be changed in a day with a change of heart.
Descending from German (his actual family name is Franz), Spanish, and Filipino roots, Raphial grew up in a shop in the Philippines involved in bus transportation, where they built busses from the chassis on up, including carpentry, plumbing, machining. He's a hands-on, jack-of-all-trades. "There are very few things I can't do".
More on Aviation 2.0
In his Aviation 2.0 suite, there are four subsidiaries that Raphial will sell for 20% share in the
1) Angel Flight, Inc., which will do the flight pack
2) Angel Jet Power, Inc., which will do the MYT Turbofan
3) Angel Aircraft, Inc., which will do the VTOL aircraft
4) airmail express UAV, which will be a 1/5-scale VTOL
The flying cargo ships with the "payload of a ship with the speed of a plane" will be a separate subsidiary. Presently, 90% of world commerce is reliant on ocean cargo, making this a 13 trillion dollar a year industry. "Nothing will compare to this industrial revolution that's about to happen."
All this was hatched in the past nine months, complete with financials, PPMs, and other analysis. It's not of the same caliber as if Boeing, with their huge budget and teams, had done it, but it is a remarkable achievement for a sole inventor with his small circled of faithful associates.
Raphial had hoped that the next story he did with us would be of him demonstrating the fully-developed Jetpack, powered by the MYT Engine, but he's grown weary of waiting for the big money to come in. He told me a story about how after he received the first million to build the first 14-inch engine, he had an investor ready to pay the next ten million dollars. The investor said he would pay if he could get a ride in the Ford
Focus that had been retrofitted to run on the engine. (Story)
He had a huge smile on his face. But then he talked to one of Raphial's references who gave a lackluster review compared to what he expected, then the investor's associates wanted to have him invest the 10 million in a bank instead, which could then produce revenue which could be funneled to Raphial. Unfortunately, the bank failed, and all that money was lost.
In the short term, Raphial is looking for $250,000 to finish building his 6" motor, and to finish his 1/10-scale VTOL craft to demonstrate for the U.S. DOD.
I'm trying to encourage him to consider crowdfunding to get some of the funds he needs, without which he has been hampered from moving forward.
November 1, 2013; 5:30 pm MST update:
6-inch Engine for Aviation 2.0 - Raphial Morgado has agreed
to let us post a fundraising campaign so he can finish the 6" MYT
engine that will weigh 25 lbs and produce 200 HP. If the campaign goes
really well, he will be able to build the fully-function JetPack, with
Stationary Activated Parachute, as well as the 1/5-scale VTOL craft. Perks
include 6" and 14" MYT engines and Angel Flight Pack. (Indiegogo;
November 1, 2013)
Prior to that, we had this:
Let me ask in two brief polls:
November 1, 2013 Update
October 30, 2013; 2:20 pm MDT Update:
Thanks to the showing of support here, nearly $25,000 already pledged,
Raphial has agreed to do a crowdfunder. And after a two hour conference call, we
came up with some 20 perks. Can't wait to publish it!! You'll wet your pants! He
feels much more comfortable with it, now that people are getting something back
for what they contribute.
I've posted over 100 photos from our visit to Facebook.
I've shot quite a few videos from our visit, which I've posted to PESWiki
. I've also grabbed http://Aviation2.com to forward to that
index page, until Raphial is ready to take that domain name.
Here are some videos directly relevant to Aviation 2.0.
- Aviation 2.0 Overview by Raphial Morgado: Jetpacks, VTOL, Turbofan, Flying Cargo Ships
- 1-hour Drive with Raphial Morgado: "Aviation 2.0" = Jetpacks, VTOL, Turbofan
- Raphial Morgado Describes the 14-Inch MYT Engine in Relation to Aviation 2.0
- Raphial Morgado Chats Casually About Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) Engine Progress
Here are a few supplemental documents of relevance:
I have a business relationship of sorts with Raphial, who has assured that he
would help support PES Network once his money comes in.
# # #
Here is a comparison Raphial worked up comparing his Angel Flight Pack to the Martin
* * * * * * * * * * *
Here is a comparison Raphial worked up comparing his 8-Passenger VTOL with an executive jet.
* * * * * * * * * * *
/End of Comparison
# # #
What You Can Do
- See Suggestions for How to Get Involved with the Roll-out of Exotic Free Energy
- Pass this on to your friends and favorite news sources.
- Click to tweet. http://clicktotweet.com/SjsLd
- Consider investing in Angel Labs LLC.
- Donate to PES Network.
- Subscribe to our newsletter
to stay abreast of the latest, greatest developments in the free energy
- Let professionals in the renewable energy sector know about the promise of
Other MYT Coverage by PESN
Miti Air: Raphial Morgado's first compressed air car
(PESN; December 15, 2013)
Bank shooting photos of Raphial's home -- in jeopardy
(PESN; November 12, 2013)
Pulse Motor Build-Off Infectious: Importance of Encouraging Voices
(PESN; November 5, 2013)
Aviation 2.0 Poll Hacked on Election Day
(PESN; November 5, 2013)
Sterling's Trip to Visit Raphial Morgado, and Aviation 2.0 -- in Alphabetics
(PESN; November 4, 2013)
to MYT Skeptics
MYT 6-inch Engine for Aviation 2.0
(Indiegogo; November 1, 2013)
Aviation 2.0 enables Jetpacks, VTOL, flying cargo ships
Sterling Allan Visits Raphial Morgado to Make Aviation 2.0 Announcement
(PESWiki; October 24, 2013)
DOD Comparative Analysis Places MYT Engine in Top Position
(PESN; November 21, 2012)
- Australian DOD to Publish Comparative Analysis of the MYT Engine
(PESN; October 13, 2012)
Engine nearing market with legalization of investment solicitation
(PESN; June 9, 2012)
Continuous Power at 1/3 Fuel Consumption (PESN; June 19, 2011)
Engine for Sale in 40kW Genset (PESN; May 20, 2011)
claims Raphial's MYT engine design its own (PESN; April 23, 2011)
Engine on 2001 Ford Focus on Air (PESN; April 18, 2011)
Radical Revolver to Start MYT-6 Engine (Interview)
(PESN; February 14, 2011)
free energy stories of 2010 and beyond (PESN; January 6,
engine getting closer to market (PESN; November 1, 2010)
Engine 6-inch version could go into production soon (PESN;
April 8, 2010)
Labs eyes geothermal for MYT Engine application (PESN; Mar.
Engine submission for Popular Science 2010 invention award (PESWiki;
Feb. 17, 2010)
10 Free Energy Stories of 2009 and Beyond (PESN; Jan. 3,
engine to be demonstrated to Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) (PESN;
Nov. 19, 2009)
Labs gets angels; Raphial Morgado bio posted (PESN; Sept. 11,
(MYT) hope for auto dealerships (PESN; June 5, 2009)
Report: Breakthrough Power Presentation at SJSU (PESWiki;
April 13, 2009)
Flight Pack to tackle last frontier of aviation (PESN; Jan.
Yet Tiny (MYT) Engine Going to Production (Interview) (PESN;
January 13, 2009)