Introducing the Torque Stabilized Vertical Lifting System 
"A Paradigm Shift In The Making"
 US Patent Pending                          "The VW of VTOL and Vertical Lift"

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 2013 TSVLS Vertical Take Off and Landing Offering
Coming Soon
  An ultralight electric BodyCopter kit you can take off from and land in your driveway.

See "Picture Gallery" page picture of prototype

  Model of BodyCopter and FamilyFlyer, below. The red one models the BodyCopter.  It steers by weight shift, below the lift rotor, where the pilot would be located.  The green one models a HoverCopter.  It has a bottom lift rotor and an articulated steering rotor on top.  The 4 to 6 passengers would sit in the middle where all the electronics are.  Both rotor blades are on the same shaft and turn in the same direction.  The top rotor on a full size craft would have a duct around it also.   

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dr. Saberi at Advanced Rotor Craft Technology in California did preliminary computer analysis with favorable results.  Dr. Khan at the Tuskegee Institute contributed to our presentation at the 2010 International Power Lift Conference in Philly.
Below is the abstract reviewed by and chosen by qualified, authoritative, academics for presentation at the Conference in Philadelphia.

Call for Papers
2010 International Powered Lift Conference:
A New Decade in V/STOL Flight
Torque Stabilized Vertical Lifting System (TSVLS)
Abstract – by Charles Medlock
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
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. 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.

Added 4/13/12

Caution:  Do not read further until you are able to think past the current paradigm that vtol takes, long, free air rotor blades, transmissions, multiple drive shafts, massive horse power, high technology, tip jets, propcopters, tail rotors, contra rotating rotors, counter rotating rotors, computer programming, professional skill, years of work and training, airports, hangers, skilled pilots, a lot of free space, a lot of money etc.

When you can accept the new paradigm of NO MOVING PARTS, you may be able to receive the vision, below. 

For those of you who give this some serious thought, you will wonder what horizontal movement will do to the the generation of torque control lateral lift within a vertical duct.  Answer: Penn State University gave results of testing a double duct system that allows horizontal travel up to 48 mph with little unbalanced air flow through a vertical duct at the 2010 International Power Lift Conference.

The VW of VTOL, the tsvls system is strictly for low, just above treetop, slow, 50 mph or less, safe, torque control built into the structure of the module, vtol flight.

For those of you who actually consider the idea of average people flying just above treetop at 50mph to work, school, and pleasure, you are bound to think it would use more fuel.  But, the fact if you work in Searcy, AR and live in Lonoke, even though it looks like a pretty straight shot, its 37 by road and 20 by air.  It would take 25 minutes by air and 45 by car. 

GPS guidance will take you straight to your destination, no stops, no tire wear, no collisions, no getting stuck in traffic or the mud and around any obstacles. 

You can live on the highest mountain or the lowest valley, reach the most remote places on the planet and land and take off in any 10' clearing.

Inflate floats on the bottom and stop, land on the lake, for a little fishing on the way home.

In the highly unlikely event of an emergency need to land, your electric DC starter motor will automatically engage with emergency power and provide time to pick a landing spot and land safely.

Basically, with yaw (counter rotation) under control, built into the module, all you have is pitch and roll in order to achieve controlled flight.  Pitch and roll can be accomplished by rotor tilt and weight-shift in the BodyCopter configuration and with the articulated, steering (top) rotor on the HoverCopter.  That, and the yaw trim mechanism, is the entire control system. 

Sizes, uses and configurations under consideration


Lift rotor on top of load
Lift rotor below load
Lift rotor below load, steering rotor above load


Toys - Radio Controlled Giant Scale Craft - Radio Controlled Aerial Crane - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - Personal Aerial Vehicle - Flying Car - Commercial/Industrial Lifting Without Pilots or Airports

A Few Obvious Uses

Forest and Crop Inspection - Search and Rescue - Boarder Patrol - Sport, Local, Regional Transportation -Living on the Highest Mountain or The Deepest Valley - Supplies for Remote Locations - Mobility for the Handicapped - Disaster Evacuation - Exploration - Sight Seeing - Hunting - Fishing - 50,000 Fewer Traffic Deaths in the US Alone - Shorter Travel Time - Safe - Low Cost - Crowd Control - Military Defensive and Offensive, Urban, Jungle, and Remote Outpost Crafts - Bridge and infrastructure inspection 

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