Posts Tagged ‘inertial drive’

Nate’s Gravity-Engine

November 20, 2009

Nate believed centrifugal force could be used to counteract gravity. While in High School, one of his experiments made an unbalanced gyroscope climb up a dowel stick. For the rest of his life, Nate experimented with increasing the lifting power of gyroscopes; always with the goal of lifting a craft off the ground.

On page 75  Nate explains to Bill:
“The engine works by pulsing the gyro. Right?”
“Yeah, but the pulses are so small.”
“Right. But, when the gyros are at resonance, the pulses can build up.”
“I don’t see what you mean.” Bill said, “A pulse comes and then it’s gone.”
“True, but-.” Nate pointed one finger upward, “Think about when you’re in a tub of water. Have you ever swayed back and forth to make waves?”
“Sure, when I was a kid.”
“And what did you do?”
“I used to see how big a wave I could make.”
“Exactly, you were amplifying the wave, even though you didn’t sway any harder each time. If you did it just right, you built up a lot of wave power with a small steady rocking motion.”

Page 152:  “We’ve opened a new door, Bill. What I saw was a yellow glow in there before the engine broke apart and I think I know what it was.”
“What, Nate, what was it?”
“Some sort of a plasma.”
Bill sat for a moment, thinking, then asked, “But, why haven’t we seen it before?”
“All the conditions must have been just right tonight. That Russian guy, Kozyrev, reported that his gyroscopes behaved differently at odd times too.”

Page 400:  Brandon asked, “Granddad, is Sandy Kidd’s engine faster than yours?”
“I don’t think so, Brandon. And it’s not a matter of speed with that type engine. It’s not like a rocket. If you can takeoff at all, then you can just keep going faster and faster for a very long time.”
“Can your engine take off , Granddad?”
“No, we didn’t generate enough lift to take off . But everybody thought it was impossible to generate any lift at all with my kind of engine.”

Page 405:  Nate’s mind was back in its creative mode. Sandy Kidd was right; he couldn’t give up on his engine. He thought about where he and Bill had left off. Nate realized he now had 15 years more technical expertise, faster computers, better mathematical software and cheaper interface hardware. Everything can be miniaturized too, he thought as he finished a sketch of a new teststand and titled it Gamma-Max.

He paid different machine shops to build the components and the Gamma-Max teststand came together quickly. Nate became obsessed again. Even, the wobbling of a ceiling fan, in a restaurant, reminded him of gyroscopic principles.

The Monkeybars of Life

November 13, 2009

“The uniqueness of the book is that the protagonist is from the inner city and yet the book is not about drugs or sex. Rather, it tells about a technically talented man’s struggles at work and at home.

One thread of the story deals with the protagonist (Nate LaChae) passion to complete his gravity-engine, which he accidentally invented. Later in the story, he discovers an identical engine is being developed by an inventor in Scotland.

A second thread shows Nate’s feelings of anger and guilt over his failed marriage. The readers get to experience the inner life of a man who feels he was unjustly separated from his family. 

The Monkeybars of Life goes beyond racism and explores some of the obstacles to creativity and the consequences of a lack of formal education.

It is my sincere hope that the book will serve as a guide to life choices young people may face if they are creative and have uncompromising minds.”