Re: SPACE: Roton in New Scientist

Michelle Jones (
Tue, 11 Aug 1998 22:05:19 -0700

> You need to read his site first, he has changed the plans since whenever the
> rumors started a few years ago, its not a helicopter any more, the blades are
> only being used on the way down.

yup. i came to a similar conclusion today. the rotors wont help you muchgoing up, but the idea of putting liquid motors out on the ends of rotors and using centrifugal force for pressurizing the fuel i think has great merit for those trying to launch stuff at a reasonable cost. spike