posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 06:32 AM
reply to nate.
"The only problem I see with this is the power figures it produces seem way too excessive for the size of the output shaft. The CSA of the shaft
would be way too small to withstand the power and torque figures stated - unless he intends on using high grade & extremely expensive materials."
At last someone talking sense, I very much doubt there are materials currently available that could handle the stress's involved, and if there were
the cost would be astronomical, certainly putting it outside the price of the average person. The working lifespan of this engine must be disturbingly
short. I notice that in all the interviews I have seen the inventor does not even address this issue, strange considering what a stumbling block it
must be, especially when he is talking about retrofitting existing tech.
The lack of progress in the last several years speaks volumes to me, it says his vision of what this thing could be and the actual reality and
practicality of it are worlds apart. Apparently he has been ready to go into production for several years now and we have yet to see a working
example. The problem here isn't funding or recession, $10 million is chump change in this day and age. Some altruistic, patriotic american would have
stuck his hand down the side of his sofa and produced it by now IF it worked as stated. No, the problem is I think ,that he has been unable to utilise
the MYT in a practical application beyond his stand alone prototype because of the problems inherent in the design and materials used. He has made
vague claims to have done so but we have yet to even see a photograph of this marvelous atmosphere powered car *while he applies for patents.How long
does that process actually take?* It may all be sound in theory, but thats as far as it goes.
P.s. I really hope I am wrong about all this, but as time ticks away i grow more doubtful