What Makes It Go
by Steven M. Hampton
Selected excerpts and
illustrations from his published book
DEAN DRIVES AND DAVIS MECHANICS, Inertial Propulsion and the Manipulation of
Time in Symmetrical Systems © 2007, 2011
The Dean inertial propulsion impulse
engine is not amiable to a quick and dirty analysis; it is a dynamic and complex
multi-dimensional space drive.
The reaping of centrifugal force
from rotary motion for propulsion has stumped us humans for centuries. The
paradox, it seems, lay in the way we tend to think about our world at large. In
the past, inventors and engineers generally thought in terms of how to make it
work by manipulating mechanical matter and energy (preferably electricity). The
quest is, and always was, to generate unbalanced impulses from a system that is
Dr. Davis’s theoretical
model (circa 1962) of a unidirectional thrust engine or unbalanced
oscillator. A = Oscillator, sine wave or saw-tooth – waveform may be
critical. B = Long time signal path. C = Short time signal path. D =
Clutch, timing is critical. E = Clutch. F = Frame.
But the enigma of inertial
propulsion had a simple solution all along. Maybe just knowing how to do
something is not as important as knowing when to do it. Norman L. Dean could
think in multiple reference frames and found this elusive force by manipulating
time within the cycle of a spinning rotor. But first he had to convert the
rotary motion into oscillations. You can use any rotary-based oscillator, even
the subtle oscillatory action of the atom may be “rectified” into an unbalanced
force simply by diddling with the “fixed vector” t – the flow of time.
Anomaly: This mechanical oscillator is a balanced system called a
Buehler drive on which the Dean Drive is based. It was used in the
1920s as an industrial vibrator to shake fruit and nut trees. It
converts 360° rotary motion into a powerful 180° bi-directional
force. Why does the carriage swing with the rotors instead of away
as would be predicted by Newton’s third law of motion
(action/reaction)? The reason: Since the rotors are
counter-rotating, side forces are cancelled out and the carriage
swings towards the sum of the rotors angular momentum –
demonstrating centrifugal force can exist apart from a centripetal.
How do you change the flow of time?
Let’s say your estranged uncle died and left you with 100 brand new cars and
they were just delivered to your backyard. You drive one car three miles to a
dealer, haggle for a bit, then sell it for a pure profit, but you have to walk
back home. You drive another car to the same dealer, haggle, and sell again for
a profit and walk back home. You repeat this cycle until you have sold all your
cars. By then you have enough money to move to a new home.
second step to making a Dean drive is to suspend the
rotor axle creating a second inertial frame operating within a third
inertial world frame.
That is how a Dean drive works.
Your car lot may be likened to a source of electricity. You are the eccentric
rotor in a Dean Drive that is shifted when you save time by driving to the
dealer. To your neighbor, who is now quite sure you’re insane, your cycle of
driving away a new car and walking back remains constant. But to you, time is
saved driving to the dealer, you spend that extra time in haggling out a profit,
then spend an equal amount of time you did in driving and haggling on your
return walk back home.
addition forces hold true for both horizontal
and vertical carriage
The system is still balanced, only
the time varies within that system. It’s a question of different inertial frames
of reference. Likewise, the Dean drive converts energy – from electricity (your car
into rotary motion (round-trip) then into an oscillatory action (repeated
round-trips), then shifting of the rotor (your drive), the clutching of the
rotor (the haggling) to create centrifugal force (profit). The walk back home is
within new space.
Changing Time in a
To see how each
Gaze at the drive
near the red ball and scroll up/down making the ball also bounce.
The Buehler Drive
The Dean Drive
Levitating Loafers and Cool CAT
As we have seen in any given system, including electromagnetic, action and the
subsequent reaction are not simultaneous events. As such, there are time delays
between any and all relationships in the phenomenal world. This critical action
time or CAT as coined by the late Dr. William O. Davis is a real phenomenon that
forces us to take a long look at classical mechanics and even the premise of
time. It is during the CAT we can take advantage of motion and do things
our ancestors only dreamed of.
The Three Forms of
Mass in linear
motion has acceleration vector in opposite direction of the velocity
rotary motion has acceleration vector perpendicular to velocity
Mass in rotary surge
has acceleration cyclically reversed lagging another 45° from rotary
Periodic exploitation of closed
systems has countless applications not only in motion, but also in
thermodynamics and quantum mechanics. Anyone who’s played “hot potato” knows
there’s plenty of time to pass it off onto some unsuspecting player before
getting burned because that motion occurred within the CAT. This implies there’s
sufficient time to keep matter near absolute zero for efficient
super-conduction, or to produce electromagnetic super-storage batteries by
taking advantage of matter’s delayed reaction to applied energy.
|Why all the fuss to develop an
engine that’s not suppose to work in a Newtonian universe? If
inertial propulsion becomes fully developed, it would have many
1. Inertial propulsion has proven to be 20 times more efficient than
2. It runs on electricity, our most convenient form of power, making
3. Fewer mechanical parts than automobiles, planes or rocket engines
– also making it safer.
4. Extends the life of automobiles by eliminating tires, roads and
5. Efficient tractors and farming equipment because friction is not
wasted on turning tires.
6. Propeller-less and rudder-less boats and submarines for
super-efficient water travel.
7. Requires minimal lubrication.
8. Has vertical –take-off and –landing capability and can fly
9. Extend satellite life.
10. Quiet, convenient, clean, and inexpensive.
Norman Dean’s revolutionary impulse drive has applications other
than propulsion. The shifting of inertial frames, along with the
application of William O. Davis’s inertial delay times may allow us
1. Produce recoilless pile drivers, jackhammers, and mining
2. Employ spatial anchors and spacesuit maneuvering.
3. Develop efficient super-conductors.
4. Store huge amounts of electricity in batteries.
5. Generate flat artificial gravity (AG) panels heavier than
6. Focus AG generators for use as tractor beams.
7. Molecular weld any material to any other material with
inertial compression (IC).
8. Build “infinite mass” dynamos using IC for the generation of
9. Create a multitude of other well-spring technologies yet to be
In the field of quantum mechanics
we may someday build solid state inertial propulsion engine wafers that levitate
simply by applying a voltage to stretch electron orbits on the topside of the
substrate. Davis Mechanics has already shown in closed systems, time – the
t in calculus, is not a fixed entity like some stone monolith in the sky.
Dr. Davis's observations on matter and motion means that someday we may also
generate electricity from machines that repeatedly impact atomic nuclei faster
than its ability to react, creating a “cool fission” of sorts.
The Wayne Burnett Drive
which he called "Quantum Radial
Vectoring" would entail knocking-up electrons of certain materials
into a higher orbit on one side of the atomic nuclei only. Forcing
electrons to jump into biased quantum states in a solid material may
be done by using laser, nuclear, or ideally, high voltage. If we
could pulse a
very high dc voltage at a very fast rate, we could stretch the outer
electron shells from their relatively concentric orbits once every
atomic cycle. This means using extremely high frequencies. If the
capacitive load on the material holds without letting the circuit
actually conduct electricity (high dielectric strength), the
electrons will pull on the nuclei and affect lift on the applied
We already change the flow of time
on a daily basis in electromagnetic systems whenever we modulate a radio wave,
shine a laser beam, or pump out a radar pulse. These are monopole systems.
Manipulating time in machines that could power hovercraft, saucercraft or other
aerospace systems could take us to the edge of the solar system - not in years,
but weeks - and may even solve the energy crisis.
of his electro-mechanical inertial drive has intrigued millions for
decades, so why hasn’t someone built a flying machine based on its
design before now? The problem, as it turned out, was patent rights
protection: Dean laid out his art so skillfully that without
extensive research, even the most imaginative engineer could not
deduce all the variables. For example, what are – and how do you
harmonize – the proper shifter timing, clutch timing, stroke length,
rotor mass, spring tensions, and the placement of slider switches
used to synchronized multiple
carriages with rotor cycles (a problem when the system runs for
more than a few seconds)?
Endnotes / Bibliography
 Wayne I. Burnett, Ph.D., based
on one of many conversations with author in Boulder, CO at Tecnetics, Inc. on
Feb. 1992. Dr. Burnett was a R+D engineer for McDonald Aircraft in the 1970s and
is currently a retired technical consultant.
 G. Harry Stine, Detesters, Phasers and Dean Drives, Analog, June 1976, page
Steven's article continues
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