I am fully in tune with your sentiments. At present still awaiting tooling
for my lath and milling machine so I CAN get stuck and do some work.
However while this is going on, quite happy to absorb lot of information
from the net.
I have in front of me the Hyde patent description and it starts :
Externally charged electrodes of an electrostatic generator induce charges
of opposite polarity etc.etc.
I mentioned before that this is an electrostatic electricity transformer
only and would work fine but for two if's.
1 The diodes carrying the current have to be massive. I used 100 amp 1000
volt diodes for some experiments and they had 700 ohm forward resistance,
cost the earth and burned up two just like that. No doubt if you were to
use a lot of smaller ones in parallel you may get somewhere providing your
static charge generator was large enough but the losses and heat generation
I even went as far and bought the perspex for the disks when I looked for a
static charge generator, well I have found one and am trying to interest a
Mr. Sullos from Buenos Aires to come onto the Keely net as he has a
homepage that can be used by anyone but he has a high voltage generator
only 2 metres high and only 50 cm. wide which generates 1.4 million volts.
He worked on this project for 5 years at a cost $ 10000
Now I would be delighted to build the Hyde patent machine if I could get
hold of how to make that generator.
I have written a reply as he was so good and sent me a long letter
explaining his position. He is of the opinion that we all need to work fast
if we want our grand children to have a world to live in.
Please look up his homepage firstname.lastname@example.org and you see where he is coming from.
"Like me a self confessed nutcase." but with a brain that thinks around
corners. Otherwise when it comes to money, I am in the same predicament as
you and find that to get an idea off the ground to make money, you still
need backing from someone and I would have thought that a group like the
keely net group could combine their rescources and make something happen
for all of us.
See correspondence John Berry !! which has died down a little at this stage.
There are 255 members on the net and at $1000 each to contribute, even on
time payment, that is 255OOO dollars to kick something off the ground !!
I'd borrow the money on bank card to make this happen !!