Flying Car Engine Experiment

Click on link above or image below for additional illustrations and animations. My experiment was aka "Gyrospoke."
PestanaSpoke Animation 600x450 (1.6Mg)

Welcome to Dan Pestana's
PestanaSpoke Disclosure Webpage

This page has been created to showcase the

"GIT" experiment called the "PestanaSpoke."
(Click on images above and below for additional illustrations and animations)
See the Gyrospoke write up in the
Journal of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland

Here is a description of my science project:

     My goal is to use gyroscopes or spinning rotors to float a payload.

     I plan to test my theory that one set of 4 spinning rotors can be kinetically leveraged against 4 other spinning rotors to create an independent internal center of mass that facilitates the transfer of angular momentum to linear momentum to float a payload.

     My experiment does not violate "Conservation of Momentum" laws, as it uses a profound combination of oscillation thrusters, reaction wheels (momentum wheels) and levers to float its payload.

     The experiment consists of 2 sets of 4 levers symmetrically connected at 8 hinged fulcrums which are fixed pivot points. These fulcrums support the load surface and are kinetically connected to 2 hub planes supporting the 2 sets of spoke levers. Each of the 8 spoke levers is equipped with its own motorized gyroscope on the outer end of the rimless spoke. Each spoke is supported midway by a hinged fulcrum leg extending from the payload
surface above (or below) the levers.

     The center of the device is comprised of 2 hub planes moving together and apart by a symmetrical one piston high torque engine. The 2 hubs are kinetically connected to the load surface by only these fulcrum hinges. Four hub ends of the spoke levers are kinetically connected to the upper hub plane. The other set of 4 hub ends of the spoke levers are
connected to the lower hub plane. The hub planes are moved apart and  together by the electronically cycled stroke one piston engine mentioned above. This causes the two sets of levers to move against each other.

     As the gyroscope motors on the outer end of the spokes spin their corresponding gyroscopes and the hub planes push the two sets of levers against each other, a momentum is introduced at the hinged fulcrums. The movement of the levers transfers the momentum to the load surface by the supporting hinged legs. This second inertial force is created by the
hub engine's independently self-contained opposition to the inertial effort of  the 2 sets of four gyroscopes also moving against each other. The momentum created is harnessed and transferred to the load. The central opposition is then leveraged by the corresponding and
relative resistance to the gyroscope's inertial force at the fulcrums. The independent hub stroke effort also leverages the 2 sets of opposing
inertial forces at the shared fulcrum hinges.

     Experiments with the direction and speed of the gyroscopes' spin will continue with future prototypes. For the sake of stability,  it is suggested that the gyroscopes adjacent to each other have symmetrically opposite spins to neutralize their inclination to tilt
when a load is applied.

     Leveraged buoyancy is the means to the machine's proposed non-canceling properties. The opposing forces of the device are strategically designed to push the device away from the ground using a virtual or quantum stairway.

     The lower set of gyros use strategic speed, direction and kinetically leveraged design to introduce a propulsion into the opposing force of the upper set of rotors.

     A non-inertial retraction system is prior art for the PestanaSpoke :
Pneumatic Muscle Actuator (PMA)Webpage
     "The Pneumatic Muscle Actuator (PMA) is a silicone tube reinforced with a braided Vectran fiber that is inserted between the cargo slings and the parachute confluence point."
     "A stick trigger hanging beneath the platform strikes the ground and activates a generator that expands the actuator with a hot gas. When the actuator is inflated at about 20 feet before impact its diameter increases while its length decreases by 35 percent,
pulling the cargo up toward the parachutes and reducing the cargo's landing velocity."

     I welcome any person's constructive input. And, of course a contribution for PestanaSpoke prototyping and research is always welcome.

Please note that your contribution is not an investment.

Below is a top view and a closeup of the latest PestanaSpoke animation.

This version will use electromagnetic muscle actuators to cycle its push/pull drives.

You can contribute to my research by
clicking on the Donate Icon

or send a check or cash to:

Dan Pestana
8002 N. Packwood Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604-3815

Early Animation

PestanaSpoke Closeup 400x269 (470K)

PestanaSpoke Closeup 800x539 (1.5Mg)

Below is an earlier CAD drawing of the PestanaSpoke .

This version used a motorized slider crank mechanism to cycle its push/pull drive.


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