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<p>Articles</p> <p>Phoenix Turbine Builders ClubTable of Contents</p> <p>NEW Articles:First Quarter 2006 Report: Breaking the Yoke of Dependence, more on the CAD CD, Tesla Turbine oiling system details - Ken Rieli</p> <p>2001 ArticlesJanuary 1, 2001 January 10, 2001 February 1, 2001 March 5, 2001 April 2, 2001 May 2, 2001 June 18, 2001 July 9, 2001 August 27, 2001 September 10, 2001 September 11, 2001 October 22, 2001 November 27, 2001</p> <p>Forward Introduction -- Ken Rieli, Founder Engine Case Selection Bearings Shaft Basics, and Pulling It All Together How to Build &amp; Assemble Remaining Shaft Components Fitting Parts Together in the Real World, Introduction to the Hot Rotor Hot Rotor Case, Lubrication &amp; Energetic Fluids Member Input: Pulse Combustion Project by a Tesla Turbine Enthusiast! Member Input: From California: A Member's Tesla Turbine Generator Project Member Input: More from Luis Mendonca: Pulse Combustion Update on the Phoenix Turbine Builders Club Tesla Turbine Project! Combustor Improvements, Nozzle Construction &amp; More Test Results</p> <p>http://phoenixnavigation.com/ptbc/toc.htm (1 of 6)6/10/2006 8:38:37 PM</p> <p>Articles</p> <p>December 24, 2001</p> <p>Combustor Test Results, More on Nozzles &amp; Combustor Sequencer Schematics Member Input -- Luis Mendonca's Pulse Combustion Turbine, and Samuel Falvo's Paper Turbine</p> <p>2002 ArticlesJanuary 23, 2002 February 26, 2002 March 27, 2002</p> <p>New Directions in Turbine Design Fuels Solutions Special Test: Tesla Disk Design Vs. Phoenix Hybrid Winglet Design, More on Inlet Nozzles Turbine Construction Details, Beyond Tesla, Our Comparative Tests Member Input: Samuel Falvo Performance Report, and Hamish Edgar on Tesla Disk Spacing</p> <p>April 29, 2002</p> <p>September 25, 2002 September 27, 2002</p> <p>Member Input: John Faith's Compressed Air Turbine Project Combustion Models -- Getting the Most Bang for the Fuel Buck! Also: Pulse Combustor Wiring Diagram Correction Dynamics of Disk Spacing, Geometry, Horsepower &amp; Torque Member Input: Richard Gideon's Experiments in Disc Geometry Improvements Also: 2002 End of the Year Review by Ken Rieli</p> <p>December 5, 2002</p> <p>2003 ArticlesJanuary 8, 2003</p> <p>Worldwide Proliferation of Tesla Turbines -- "Build-to-Order Tesla Turbine Kits" and "Using Tesla's Turbine to Generate Electricity and Income" Developer of the Month! Richard Gideon's Continuing Experiments in Disk Geometry Improvements First Detailed View of the Global Cogenerator Turbine Developer of the Month! Nozzle Experiments by Richard Gideon Experimenter's Turbine Launch Chapter 1 Experimenter's Tesla Turbine Assembly Manual: Bearing, Oil Pump Case Chapter 2 Experimenter's Tesla Turbine Assembly Manual: Shaft Assembly Developer of the Month! More on Nozzles, Experiments by Richard Gideon</p> <p>January 8, 2003</p> <p>February 11, 2003 March 1, 2003 March 18, 2003 April 22, 2003 May 31, 2003 May 2003</p> <p>http://phoenixnavigation.com/ptbc/toc.htm (2 of 6)6/10/2006 8:38:37 PM</p> <p>Articles</p> <p>June 4, 2003</p> <p>Chapter 2 (continued) Experimenter's Tesla Turbine Assembly Manual: Final Shaft Assembly Chapter 3 Experimenter's Tesla Turbine Assembly Manual: Hot Section Developer of the Month! Sean Doyle's AOL CD Tesla Turbine Project Time to Get Off the Grid! by Ken Rieli Chapter 4 Experimenter's Tesla Turbine Assembly Manual: Jet Oil System Understanding Turbine Basics -- Impulse turbines, reaction turbines, Tesla disk turbines Nozzle Design, Key to Turbine Efficiency -- Inlet nozzle, disk geometry, outlet nozzle Boiler Basics: Waste Oil Generator System -- Chest boilers, flash tube boilers, boiler operation Completing the Waste Oil Generator -- System description by Ken Rieli</p> <p>July 11, 2003 August 1, 2003 August 20, 2003 August 20, 2003 September 2003</p> <p>October 2003 November 2003</p> <p>December 17, 2003</p> <p>2004 ArticlesJanuary 27, 2004 February 25, 2004</p> <p>2004 Free Energy Plan -- Solar steam turbo-electric generator system by Ken Rieli Solar Steam Turbine -- Examining the Curnutt solar furnace, construction basics, solar tracking by Ken Rieli Parabolic Reflector Basics -- How to design plugs for constructing a precise FRP solar reflecting dish by Ken Rieli Developer of the Month! Solid Fueled Flash Boiler Experiments -- Steve Redmond Solar Reflector Dish Mold: Shaping the Plug -- using a low-cost plywood template to shape sand &amp; concrete by Ken Rieli Constructing the Fiberglass Solar Reflector Dish -- fabrics, resins, parting wax, FRP layup tips, and how to pop the dish from the mold by Ken Rieli Hanging the Dish on the Steel Mount -- stiffening techniques, sandwich construction vs. steel rib supports by Ken Rieli Solar Turbo-generator: Anatomy of a Two-axis Mount -- azimuth &amp; elevation, tracking the sun's path to focus maximum solar heat energy by Ken Rieli Developer of the Month! Curnutt Style Furnace Project by Sean Capogreco Waste Heat to Electricity Tesla Turbine Project -- Ken's new custom designed turbine built for SVSU experiments using CFC refrigerant New 6-inch Turbine for Low Horsepower Applications! - Ken's closed loop solar turbine design; designing for load, energy transfer efficiencies, turbine sizing, storage options, containment vessel &amp; more</p> <p>March 18, 2004</p> <p>March 2004 April 2004</p> <p>May 2004</p> <p>June 2004</p> <p>July 2004</p> <p>July 2004 August 2004</p> <p>September 2004</p> <p>http://phoenixnavigation.com/ptbc/toc.htm (3 of 6)6/10/2006 8:38:37 PM</p> <p>Articles</p> <p>October 2004</p> <p>Opposed Bearings &amp; Stacked Plate Turbine Design - advantages of opposed bearings &amp; overhung rotor designs; also stacked plate construction, by Ken Rieli Parabolic Trough to Produce Steam, Thermocouple Electricity - easy to build solar reflector for efficient energy transfer; direct heat to electricity using thermocouple effect by Ken Rieli Developer of the Month! Curnutt Furnace Update: Free Steam, Winter Heat by Sean Capogreco 2004 Review: Solar Turbo-generator Basics through New Turbine Designs by Ken Rieli</p> <p>November 2004</p> <p>Oct-Nov 2004</p> <p>December 2004</p> <p>2005 ArticlesJanuary 2005</p> <p>2005 Looking Ahead at Complete Solar Systems Development, New Experimenters Tesla Turbine by Ken Rieli Introduction to Electronic Systems Development -- low-cost, easy to use developer's systems; front end computers, developer software &amp; embedded processors for solar energy projects by Ken Rieli Developer of the Month! Fire from Ice! Sean Capogreco's Curnutt Furnace Project Solar Dish Aiming &amp; Tracking System - Electronic System Block Diagram - aiming and tracking system overview, and how it relates to the system development hardware by Ken Rieli Targeting Subsystem: General Purpose Microcontroller for Intelligent Solar Tracking how discreet electronic components interact with the embedded processor by Ken Rieli Developer of the Month! Schematic for Solar Collector Sun Tracking - Richard Gideon shares solar technology More on the Embedded Microprocessor Solar Targeting System - how to connect LDR &amp; phototransistor light sensors to the cpu by Ken Rieli New Life for an Old Engine Case - using a recycled engine case for a small turbine by Ken Rieli The New 4.5-inch Turbine Initiative - introducing our new 4.5-inch Experimenter's Tesla Turbine Hot Rotor Kit! by Ken Rieli Developer of the Month! Luis Mendonca's PDE Project</p> <p>February 2005</p> <p>February 2005 March 2005</p> <p>April 2005</p> <p>April 2005</p> <p>May 2005</p> <p>June 2005</p> <p>Introduction to Solar Systems Programming - essential flowcharts, adding intelligence to an actuator power control unit for solar tracking by Ken Rieli New Life for Old Engine Case 2 - bearing plugs, air galleys, shaft preparation &amp; case assembly by Ken Rieli</p> <p>http://phoenixnavigation.com/ptbc/toc.htm (4 of 6)6/10/2006 8:38:37 PM</p> <p>Articles</p> <p>July 2005</p> <p>Solar Targeting: translating the flowchart into lines of software - sending data in one direction over a two-wire cable from PIC processor to PC by Ken Rieli More Programming Basics: examining a simple terminal program - receiving status values sent by the PIC processor to a PC; printing to a computer screen by Ken Rieli It's Alive! It's Alive! - wiring the dish &amp; commanding it to move; equations &amp; computer program for aiming the dish based on predicted solar position New 4.5" Experimenter's Tesla Turbine, construction details Part 1 - baseplate, bearing housing end plates, hot rotor housing, case ring by Ken Rieli New 4.5" Experimenter's Tesla Turbine, construction details Part 2 - exhaust port, fittings, new experimental air seal design, bearings, new dry sump system design by Ken Rieli 2005 Review- Moving on to Phase II - from basic technology &amp; component builds to application</p> <p>August 2005</p> <p>September 2005</p> <p>October 2005</p> <p>November 2005</p> <p>December 2005</p> <p>2006January 2006</p> <p>Strategy for 2006 - energy independence, Experimenter's Tesla Turbine applications, new energy Open House - Ken Rieli Rebirth of the Tesla Turbine.pdf - 2003 Extraordinary Technology reprint, by Ken Rieli Tesla Turbine Primer.pdf - 2003 Extraordinary Technology reprint, by Ken Rieli</p> <p>February 2006</p> <p>Jan - Mar 2006</p> <p>First Quarter 2006 Report: Breaking the Yoke of Dependence; CAD CD; Tesla Turbine oiling system details</p> <p>Check out our Forum Archives for more information!Phoenix Turbine Builders Club, Nikola Tesla, bladeless turbine, disk, disc, 21st century transportation, motive power revolution, turbines for hybrid vehicles, direct drive, automotive turbines, aircraft turbines, vehicles, turbine engine, hybrid locomotive engines, sustainable energy, solar turbogenerator, electrical generators, distributed power, microturbine, microturbines, electricity, electric grid, unplug, co-generation, renewable fuels, renewables, solar, biomass, fuel crops, ethanol, methanol, alcohol, biodiesel, crop residues, forest residues, closed loop steam, hot gas, combustion, catalytic, pyrocatalytic, recyclable fuels, recycled waste oils, used motor oil, restaurant, grease, solvents, air pollution, pollutant emissions, diesel exhaust, particulate matter, particulates, environment, sustainable development, sustainability, NGO, global warming, environmentally sensitive technologies, clean energy, ozone, green energy, greenhouse gases, homeland security, energy security, fuel efficiency, carbon dioxide, CO2, carbon monoxide, CO, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ban the piston engine campaign, enabling technologies, environmental remediation, Ken Rieli</p> <p>Last updated: May 25, 2006 12:59 PM</p> <p>http://phoenixnavigation.com/ptbc/toc.htm (5 of 6)6/10/2006 8:38:37 PM</p> <p>Articles</p> <p>Phoenix Turbine Builders ClubFREE Open Source Forum http://phoenixnavigation.com/ptbc/home.htm</p> <p>http://phoenixnavigation.com/ptbc/toc.htm (6 of 6)6/10/2006 8:38:37 PM</p> <p>Forward, Phoenix Turbine Builders Club, build a low cost Tesla turbine to reduce pollution hosted by Global Motive Power Revolution</p> <p>Phoenix Turbine Builders Club</p> <p>ForwardThis is January 1, 2001 -- the beginning of a new century and a new millennium. It is appropriate that we start out the 21st century with new technologies that will enable people across the world to take an active part in changing the future. If there is one thing that we learned from the 20th century, it's that greed economics -- the basis of all capitalism -- does not work and will end up in the boat with failed communism. Uncontrolled consumption of inexpensive fuels enabled the rapid growth of the U.S. economy for the last 100 years. During that time we have used more than half the world's available fossil fuel without making a better way of life for the greater part of the human race. Developing countries are attempting to duplicate the success of their U.S. mentor, but a key ingredient is missing: cheap fuel. We no longer have "boundless" supplies of fuel. The fact is, there is no more cheap fuel! Within a few short years, global oil production will peak and will begin a steady disparity between oil needs &amp; oil supplies. America's success cannot be duplicated by any other country at this point. The times have changed, the resources have changed, and now mankind has to change. On this first day of the new century -- the new millennium -- we begin by taking a new step in a new direction. Greed must be replaced by intelligence and solid deductive reasoning. Old traditional businesses &amp; industries must be replaced by new wisdom. There is no more room for old, ignorant stubbornness. Upon this note we launch the Phoenix Turbine Builders Club. In the following months, we will step through the process of building a 100-year old design which has never been fully utilized -- the Tesla Turbine. We will cover subjects such as how and where to obtain engine cases, bearings, shafts, etc. for low cost or less. We will also cover subjects such as energy sources, fuels, combustion techniques, and applications. In the end, members will have a good working knowledge of the Tesla turbine -- what makes it work, and how to get a working model together at low cost. With this knowledge in hand, we expect our members to change the world from its childish money-centricity to a mature attitude of wise management of limited global resources. We encourage all members to share their ideas, designs &amp; discoveries with the world through this forum. As the founding fathers of the USA resounded in Liberty Hall: "United we stand, divided we fall!" Together we can beat the enormous problems of pollution, fuel &amp; energy shortages, and rampant shortages of necessities for the poorest of people. If we don't care, who does? Let's go!</p> <p>Last updated: 05/04/06 05:03 PM</p> <p>http://phoenixnavigation.com/ptbc/articles/ptbcfwd.htm (1 of 2)6/10/2006 8:40:46 PM</p> <p>Forward, Phoenix Turbine Builders Club, build a low cost Tesla turbine to reduce pollution hosted by Global Motive Power Revolution</p> <p>Phoenix Turbine Builders ClubFREE Open Source Forum http://phoenixnavigation.com/ptbc/home.htm</p> <p>http://phoenixnavigation.com/ptbc/articles/ptbcfwd.htm (2 of 2)6/10/2006 8:40:46 PM</p> <p>Phoenix Turbine Builders Club</p> <p>Phoenix Turbine Builders Club</p> <p>IntroductionBack in the 1920's Nikola Tesla designed and built several versions of his boundary layer engine. Some people call it a turbine; Tesla referred to it as a thermodynamic converter. At PNG Inc. we refer to it as a mechanical fuel cell, or turbine. Due to the politics of the day a powerful cartel of automakers &amp; fuel suppliers pushed the rotten piston engine technology in spite of Tesla's predictions &amp; warnings that pollution from those engines would someday choke the land. Well, here we are nearly 100 years later and his predictions have come true -- big biz has made your worst nightmares come true, all for the love of money! This is our effort to fight back against what seems like insurmountable odds, but in fact is only an illusion of what we've been told. The entire U.S. and global economy depends on the spending habits of little people -- not big people. When enough little people decide they've had enough of big business BS and really want to change their dismal futures, they will team up with organizatio...</p>

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