Air Car Research Compilations
The greenback dollar was issued debt-free by President Lincoln
without the permission of any bank. R.I.P. Abe!
Air Powered Cars by Terry Miller
Terry Miller's Air Car One and his Spirit of Joplin air car, descriptions and photocopies
of engine parts. Video of the Spirit of Joplin and air station. Terry Miller is the only air car inventor who has
ever provided a set of plans, and he provided
good descriptions for both of his air engine designs. This is a good place to start studying if you have mechanical
aptitude but no experience with engines, so you can start with an air engine that can be built from off-the-shelf
parts. For the most part, all you have to do is bolt parts to a frame, drill holes, and buy parts. Includes
transcriptions of 3 hours of audiotapes by the inventor explaining exactly what the Spirit of Joplin
photocopies show and how the engine works.
The video that Terry Miller donated to this project
has been one of the more motivating videos on air cars that have come out. This is in part due to the fact that
Terry did not have to pay for most of the expensive equipment we see. Because of his known track record as an air car
inventor and educator, all he had to do was ask, and all this equipment you see was given to him.
Gas Buggies 1926 – 1927 by Frank Beck
Frank Hemensley Beck was a famous syndicated cartoonist whose popular daily cartoon strips appeared in newspapers
all over the US. His work, like the artist himself, was full of compassion and humor for the human predicament. For
a whole year, the main character of his cartoon strip, "Hem," a high-spirited and naive wanna-be inventor who lacked
common sense and social abilities, tried to get an aircar working that he'd inherited from another inventor. The hilarious
misadventures of Hem and his stalwart wife Amy will entertain you air heads as much as any collection of patents or
technical articles...while keeping you awake at the same time!
Air Engines, (3rd edition)
Guy Negre's air car, full-expansion air turbine motors, McClure's circular-path non-reciprocating piston air
engine, miscellaneous rotary air motor and engine designs, crankshaft substitutes, non-lubricated cylinder
materials, oil-less pneumatics, compound engines, fluid clutches.
The Air Engine that Got Air Engines Covered Up
The most efficient air engine ever built commercially was invented in the U.S. by Charles Hodges, and taken to
Europe where an improved design flourished, then eventually was buried alive by World War II. Here is the whole
story of the air powered locomotive that increased its range-between-fillups up to 60% by absorbing heat from the
atmosphere. These were highly successful commercial air cars; there were 624 three-stage pneumatic locomotives in
one coal field in Germany alone.
Self-fueling Air Cars
33 air engine and air car inventors whose intention and/or claim is to "compress
their own air;" articles and patents: Bill Truitt, Bob Neal, George Heaton, Hudspeth & Lunsford, Baruch and
Isaac Leibow, Lee Rogers, and more.
The Truth About Air Cars (Volume One)
"He of the compressed wind,"
lies about air cars, pneumatic railways, compressed air locomotives of
Mekarski, Hardie, and Hoadley-Knight.
The Truth About Air Cars (Volume Two)
Compound compressed air
locomotives in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, 1200 horsepower diesel/air
hybrid locomotive, air powered race car, Sorogato's air car, Terry
Miller's air cars.
General Herman Haupt, Air Car Advocate (2nd edition)
The greatest air car
advocate of the 19th century, General Haupt wrote a whole book comparing
the relative advantages of steam, electricity, and compressed air for
Street Railway Motors. The section on air trolleys is
reproduced here, along with biographical information on this great civil
engineer who worked on pioneering tunnel projects and was in charge of
the railroads for the Union army during the Civil War. Also
includes articles on air cars that Haupt published before and after
Street Railway Motors.
Early Air Car Patents, 1884-1928
Free range air car patents by Buell, Pittman & Harrison, Harrington, Vernon, and Forman; also a list that
came out in 1908 of most compressed air inventions patented up to that point.
Cars that run on liquified gases.
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