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4 - A.  SMALL JET PLANE –

HYDROGEN RESEARCH  FOR

COMMERCIAL & DEFENSE USE

My experience with the design and manufacture of automobile body engineering at American Motors Corporation provided me with ample capability for the design & development of a rather sleek & futuristic design of a small jet plane, similar to an automobile or station wagon for commercial and military applications.  During the Cuban Missile Crisis, I realized that something needs to be done to avoid a nuclear war, and solutions have to be found to eliminate future nuclear confrontations.   I set out to do basic design configurations for a small jet plane that would be versatile and most useful for vertical take-offs.  I considered jet engines that were mountable on top of the roof that adjust horizontally for directional control, and are adjustable for altitude control.  This would allow this little jet plane to land and take off on rivers and lakes, or most terrain.  But this is not very ecstatic, therefore I considered of mounting 2 engines on the sides of the trunk area.  The directional control would be accomplished by adjustable plenums and 1 or 2 fans located under the car body to aid take-offs and landings.  

Another design involved the location of engines at the rear fenders and trunk.  Part of the rear fender would extend the engines outward on both sides, and the engines would rotate for directional control, while 1 or 2 fans located underneath would aid in nearly vertical take-offs and landings.  Small landing platforms and runways would be utilized.  Such a small commercial plane could have been produced in 1964 for approx. $22,000 to $30,000.  Multiple safety features and a guidance system were of utmost importance for all-weather conditions.  A programmed flight tape from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to San Diego, Ca. would be inserted into a flight control computer, and the pilot would monitor the flight course on a display screen or monitor to the destination of San Diego.  Triple override safety devices assured safe flights, including manual and automated electronic tower and ground control flight and landing procedures for any emergencies.  The tower and ground control could override the on-board automated flight system and computer, and guide the small plane to a safe landing, regardless of severe weather conditions.   

In 1963, I realized that the military, automobile industry and the oil companies (Military Industrial Complex) would oppose this small jet plane, because they were so heavily involved in huge defense contracts by exploiting the “communist threats,” and reaped huge profits from military weapons contracts worldwide.  Therefore I did expect to have substantial interference from our government, but I was willing to sacrifice 3-4 years of my life for this project.  But I did not expect over 43 years of problems, etc.  Before I would be able to obtain R&D funds from the government, the oil companies would argue of not having sufficient oil reserves, while the oil companies were stressing more oil consumption.  Therefore I researched the domestic and world oil consumption in 1963, including existing world oil reserves.  Overall, I calculated that our domestic oil reserves would be consumed around 1975 to 1978.   

The shallow waters of the Pacific Ocean along Asia with the Earth plate compression and earthquakes along the Ring-Of-Fire indicated a substantial amount of oil deposits along the shallow China Coast and Vietnam.  Offshore Magazine printed an article that stated that Henry Kissinger told the oil companies not to be concerned about the Vietnam War, and to continue drilling for oil with full speed.  Large oil deposits were found offshore Vietnam, according to some sources that claimed many large wells were found and then capped for future extraction.  President Lynden Johnson convinced the whole country that the Viet Nam war was legitimate, while he and his staff had the opportunity to mass-produce my small jet plane for military use.  But as everyone now can see, the Viet Nam was a fraud, because Viet Nam could have been totally occupied through approx. 38 operations perimeters, which would not have required the mass bombing, destruction and deforestation with Agent Orange.  Our soldiers would only be required to safety patrol the civilian population, to maintain order, and to maintain the local economy.  We easily could have afforded to pay each Vietnamese their annual wage of $27, and the Vietnamese could have worked for us – the USA.  Instead, the Viet Nam war cost the USA approx. $4 Trillion in total economic losses, while we could have paid 66 million Vietnamese $40 in annual wages for a cost of only $26.4 billion.  

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Then I had to research for alternative energy resources.  I am not a chemical or electrical engineer, but I am a very good in mechanical engineering and in solving problems.  Hydrogen in ocean water contains 11% hydrogen, and fresh water contains 10% hydrogen.  The hydrogen had to be separated from the water in large quantities to meet the impending demand.  Hydrogen with oxidizers would pollute the atmosphere, therefore a hydrogen regenerating system had to be considered with the type of oxidizers that produced very powerful energy, and at the same time consumed relatively little energy for the regeneration process system.  The regeneration process of hydrogen would not require a 100% recycling process, and approx. 5% to 10% of impure hydrogen could be disposed of in a waste storage tank while fresh hydrogen was being substituted.  Naturally, this way hydrogen could be regenerated easily 6 times, or more times, and the flight distance of this small jet plane could be extended much further, or over 1,600 miles without refueling. Average speed range could be 250 to 350 mph at an altitude of up to 14,000-foot flight corridors. 

This small jet plane proposal was submitted to the government for funding for military and commercial applications in the early 1960’s.  My funding request for research and development was sent by registered mail to President Johnson, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, (former Chief Executive of Ford Motor Co.)  Receipt was acknowledged, but not adequate responses were received.  Subsequently, every president and administration received a disclosure within every 7 years, in order to ensure that the President and government officials maintain confidentiality.

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When the announcement was made that NASA was proceeding with building the space shuttle, I made comments to fellow employees that due to the huge size and weight of the space shuttle, many additional and complex safety devices would add substantial weight and additional problems to the overall shuttle missions.  I stated that I expected 2 or 3 space shuttles to malfunction and explode, regardless of how well they are designed.   

I had expected that I could design a small jet plane similar to my small jet plane for moon exploration missions.  These small jet planes could be stored in missiles or inside the space shuttle and land on the moon surface.  Several of these small jet planes and a crew of 8-12 would establish a moon base, and survey the moon.  Crews could be replaced every 3-4 weeks and do all the research and survey work on the moon.  These lightweight small jet planes would not require much fuel for reentry and for the return flight back to earth.   The moon survey could have been completed already by 1988.  

In order to fund my small jet plane, I decided to develop other products, because the government was of no help.  This small, sporty and lightweight jet plane would produce major economic value for the United States from foreign trade and economic cooperation worldwide, and all of South America and Canada, while improving foreign relationships with many countries.  The US government and corporations are totally against my proposals and efforts, and the government does not want Americans to travel or to adopt the social system of Europe, where people enjoyed 4 to 6 weeks vacation every year, had socialized medicine, and did not have to be concerned about employment, or  a bag of groceries.          

Letter to President Johnson 1968

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Letter from V.P. Humphrey 1968

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Letter: Dir. Of Defense Research 1968

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Letter to Pres. Johnson, V.P.  Humphrey & Pres. Elect Nixon 1968

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Letter from Dept. of the Army 1968

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Letter from the Dept. Of The Army 1969

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Disclosure of Small Jet Plane - 1964

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Disclosure of Small Jet Plane 1976

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Small Jet Plane Illustration #1 and 2

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Small Jet Plane Illustration #3

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4 - B. Small Jet Plane - Hydrogen Research

Letter from Senator Kennedy 1969

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Defense Advanced Research 1982

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Dept. Of The Air Force 1982

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Dept. Of The Air Force 1982

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