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Five US Registered Copyrights and One US Patent Pending
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  Model of BodyCopter and Hovercopter, below.                   .   
The red one is the BodyCopter style, lifts from the top, pilot, beneath steers with weight shift.
The green one is HoverCopter or FamilyFlyer style, lifts from bottom, steers with top fully articulated rotor, up to four passengers would sit back to back, around an air shaft, in the middle, where the electronics are, inside a plexiglass enclosure. US Pat Pend


 
                                                                   





Torque Stabilized Vertical Lifting System (TSVLS.com, LLC)

Abstract –


Classically trained engineers have been left with the impression it is impossible to control 100% of the torque generated by a single lift rotor, using only the downdraft, within the same diameter as the lift rotor, because 100% of the torque minus 100% of the torque would leave no useable downdraft or zero lift.

This illusion has stymied the development of a torque control system with many

potential applications.

The TSVLS solves the problem by locating a lift rotor over vertical airfoils arrayed within a shroud to create “horizontal lift” in an anti torque direction. Our testing shows 100% of the torque can be controlled, balanced, with anti torque forces, even while the airfoils are at a low angle of attack.

Our testing also shows the torque remains in balance, except for minor trim

adjustments, even when power and load is increased and decreased, because as

power is increased, the downdraft is increased and the anti torque forces are

increased. The torque control is built into the TSVLS module, making it absolutely dependable.

Our thought challenge was to visualize how man could take off and land from his

driveway and fly just above treetop with the least amount of hardware. The TSVLS

is our solution to that challenge.

The results of that thought challenge has lead us to believe the TSVLS is the

cheapest, safest, simplest, absolutely dependable way to accomplish personal vertical flight. The TSVLS could be used in UAVs, as a defensive military platform, to create a 4 to 6 passenger VTOL family flyer, a 2 seat flyer, as an indoor Radio Controlled hobby craft, and in commercial and industrial lifting.

We believe the TSVLS will prove to use less power to control torque than any other method currently employed, whether it be a tail rotor, contra rotating props, or counter rotating props. The TSVLS increases lift/thrust by up to 40% because the lift rotor is located within a type “B” shroud. Airfoils have been shown to create up to 30 times the drag they create, in lift.

These facts indicate the TSVLS will operate at over 100% of the lift a rotor can produce without it, while controlling 100% of the torque generated by a single lift rotor.



Ambient Updraft Power Converter - "Free Electric"

Back in 2005 or there about, my patent attorney made me aware of another possible use for the TSVLS module.  He called it the "Ambient Updraft Power Converter" (AUPC)  The AUPC is a way to extract electricity from a naturally occurring airflow phenomenon.  He reasoned that if an airfoil can create 30 times the drag it causes, in lift, then it can create more electricity than it consumes under the right circumstances. 

Larry Lee, the attorney, now deceased, said to visualize ambient air molecules as little ball bearings, all with a certain amount of weight depending upon their altitude.  Air molecules get lighter in higher altitude and heavier in lower altitude. 

In a vertical duct, lighter molecules above the top of a vertical duct draw the heavier molecules upward to equalize ambient pressure, or, another way of saying it is that the air molecules surrounding the duct all have weight, the same amount as inside the duct, but because the duct's height is higher than molecules horizontal to molecules inside the duct, the outside molecules weight is transferred to molecules inside the duct, according to their angle, above, and distance from the bottom of the duct.  This weight pressing on the molecules at the bottom of the duct forces them upward inside the duct, producing an ambient updraft.

So that, if we constructed a vertical duct of sufficient length to generate enough of an updraft, the weight of the air surrounding the duct would force air upward into, and out of the top, of the duct.  This power source could then be used to generate "horizontal lift" and rotate a TSVLS module located inside of the duct, and turn a generator and produce electricity.

I was able to find very little information concerning the airflow from such a set up.  Ambient updraft doesn't seem to be a well known phenomenon.  But, I did construct a 40' or so high 3' diameter duct and got a 4 or 5 mph upward airflow reading on a meter.  Being that I was working by myself and moved from the home where the construction was, that was as far as I got.  My impression was that with a taller duct, it may have been possible to capture energy for electric production.

I also added a cap to the top of the duct that turned any horizontal airflow into a suction at the top of the duct to see if that would help the airflow.  It also occurred to me to wrap the duct in black solar tape to increase the heat in the duct to further increase the updraft, although I never did that.

Larry, a former engineer, and my personal technical department, assured me chimneys will draw air in from the bottom, if over a certain height, even when there is no fire.

My vision was to build houses with a centrally located duct, maybe 5' in diameter, located in the center of the house and possible 100' tall, wrapped in solar film and topped with a cap made for turning any horizontal wind into a vacuum to draw air upward.  The duct would have to have guide wires to secure it in bad weather and high winds.  Since, cool air, the kind under a house, because of the earth's constant temperature in the 50s, is heavier than warm air, it will naturally move upward faster when it is warmed by the sun and ambient air surrounding the duct extending above the roof.  Or, depending upon the ambient updraft formula, and whether the house would interfere with airflow, the duct may need to be located somewhere else on the grounds. 

I hope, one day to have the funding to test the "Ambient Updraft Power Converter".  Larry has two sons I'd like to be partners with one day, creating "FREE ELECRIC" for the world from the AUPC.

Yes, I would charge for the AUPC, I'm not totally deranged.
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