Re: My new site

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 28 Nov 1996 23:24:23 -0500 wrote:
> I have to agree with you on this one, Eliezer. I've seen this idea
> (imbalanced centrifugal drive) before. In the book "How To Build A
> Flying Saucer" (T.B. Pawlicki, 1981), the author describes a couple
> of variations on this theme, each with a different mechanical
> implementation. Both of them produce a motion similar to what is
> shown in the animation on the Lorrey Drive web page. Neither of
> them work. The Lorrey Drive may be different in implementation, but
> it is still the same in principle and carries with it the same fatal
> flaw as Pawlicki's variants. Devices of this kind cannot work.
> Peace,
> William Kitchen

I know Pawlicki. I also know that he had a live demonstration on
Canadian Public Radio of his demonstrator. It did work, though it was so
imbalanced and poorly designed that it self destructed once it finished
a few trips across the room. What I put on the page was a very _basic_
example. What I am using for my own demonstrator is much more
sophisticated. It will not produce torque on the whole system, it will
produce a thrust curve that is flat, rather than sine waved as Pawlickis
did. He never understood the whole concept, and was never able to take
it beyond his simple design.

I was expecting this sort of response from many.


Michael Lorrey --------------------------------------------------- President Northstar Technologies Agent Inventor of the Lorrey Drive --------------------------------------------------- Anything I say can and should be used against me.