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I am the Neal dude. This page explains in an entertaining and non-technical way
what makes the facts about Bob Neal's method of compressing air for free so hard to find online, and why I am
considered the horse's mouth by those who have been in the field with the horses for some time. Expressions
regarding other portions of the horse's anatomy are reserved for use by those who disagree, since my
being the Neal Dude doesn't actually mean I own any part of Neal's brain, which was unfortunately not
pickled for perpetuity at the patent office when he died. The proof is in the pudding,
and I am the first to admit that the pudding is still being set up.
Air Car Access and Pneumatic Options Research Library forum are happy to
announce...a friendly place for compressed air researchers and inventors to come together for shop talk, design
critiques, and just plain passing the gas around.
Compressed Air Power Secrets, 3rd
Edition A technical book for people who hate technical books.
All you have to know is a little (very little) simple algebra in order to
ingest this whole 374-page book. It will make you smarter than me if
you aren't already. After 29 years of studying compressed air I still
didn't understand the math so I studied several compressed air textbooks to
find out what I didn't know. I forced myself to come to an
understanding of everything I read and analyzed the reasons why it was so
hard to figure out, and all the details of this quest, within reason, are
included in the book. This
is the book you need in order to teach yourself how air works and what the
Another chapter of history that never made it into the official
version of "history": real air cars!
Proof that air cars are real.
This has been my personal research dissemination project since 1979. Beware of cheap
imitations, which can be identified easily since they are cautious enough to not copy my jokes. To get your two
cents in, join the forum.
Free information, all described on these pages (in the next six
sub-categories to follow) and download links are provided.
Older textbooks spelled it out more clearly than modern ones. Here are the
classics, and more are
Book projects have kept me going since I was 11 years old. My theory about Big
Publishing is that they don't need me and I don't need them.
Large compilations of my research findings on specific topics such as
"free-range" air cars, "hybrid" air cars, etc.
Pneumatic and related machinery and whatever doesn't fit somewhere else.
Doing work with sound waves; the air is the main moving part. The picture at right
shows an oscillatory torque converter invented by George Constantinesco, who had many patents on acoustic power.
Acoustic power is also routinely used to supercharge racing motorcycles without a
Some degree theses, articles, miscellaneous.
Download links for better resolution pictures from Terry Miller's plans. This is
the best quality available, though still from photocopies. All are free.
You are here.
Pages only accessible from this page:
Frequently asked questions.
Articles about compressed air's unique advantages.
An air tank is full of energy, why fight it? Just use the energy in the tank to put
more air into the tank, instead of fighting against the existing pressure in the tank.
Proof from textbooks that the work of compression is all lost as heat, leaving the
heat of the sun as the only source of energy in most of the compressed air used for everyday applications.
Many people believe that resonance is the working principle behind Bob Neal's self-filling
For over a year, cartoonist Frank Beck devoted Gas Buggies—a daily
cartoon strip syndicated to newspapers across the U.S—to the notion of a free range air car.
For a long time people thought this was Neal's idea because it was first published
on my Neal Tank web page. Some people still think Neal's tank worked this way, and maybe they're right.
The world's first air car advocate, General Herman Haupt ran the railroads for President
Lincoln during the Civil War.
Goofy takes Mickey Mouse for a ride in his new free range air car. Published by
Walt Disney on Halloween 1937.
This air engine was designed and built by engineer Paul Trentham (right) who helped
with Terry Miller's project. The engine was later given to the University of Washington for their cryogenic
(liquid nitrogen) car. I owned it long enough to take pictures, then gave it away. A simple conversion of a
motorcycle engine using a rotary valve.
The fine gentleman pictured to the right was and is an
award-winning designer of racing
motorcycles. He came to my house dressed all in black (1981) and told me the government would NEVER let me
build or sell air cars. He's still making motorcycle parts, and I'm still thinking about building air cars (2013).
Just google "Mr. Spooky" "Air cars" "compressed air" "people love air cars."
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