Russian inventor, Mikhail Dmitriyev contacted me on January 28 to let me know about his gravity motor. He has apparently devised a mechanism whereby static gravitational pull can be harnessed to generate useful energy.
He has been working on various iterations over the years. A more recent one is shown to the right. In it, a small motor shown at about the 2-o-clock location spins a deflector mechanism clockwise. The deflectors push dangling weights to the right. Being on a counter-clockwise ratchet, this causes those evenly-spaced weights to stay outward long enough to cause the larger wheel to be imbalanced and thus turn clockwise.
The claim is that the energy required to turn the small motor is much less than the energy gained from the imbalanced larger wheel turning a generator. It reminds me of the system devised by British inventor, Bobby Amarasingam, the AOGFG, which he is in process of taking commercial. From what I can gather, AOGFG is further along in engineering market-ready iterations which can produce substantial power.
As I look at the photos and the animation of Mikhail's setup, it seems to me like it would be very easy to build. I could do it. A junior high student could do it from a kit.
He said that "Many enthusiasts in Russia have already made the device for home use." I asked him to give me an example of the input/output power, to which he replied:
- A typical instance in the range 0.5 - 5 kW. The average size (1500 * 1500 * 700) mm. The average weight of 200 kg. Rotational speed (60 - 120) rpm. Design-folding. Costs here in the $(500 - 2000). This handmade mechanical part, without the electrical generator (output). Industrial production (assembly line) should be much cheaper. The most expensive items - overrunning clutches, Niodim strong magnets and output electrical generator (alternator).
- Now, under my leadership, a firm builds an instance of an output power of 50 kW. This will be a multistage amplifier (4 stages). At the entrance of only 100 watts needed. An electric generator is only at the last output stage.
The PCT patent application describes this mechanism as a torque amplifier, but doesn't mention that more energy comes out than what is put in.
Mikhail said that he is NOT planning to take his device commercial because of the corruption in his country which would steal the technology away from him. Meanwhile, he says he has been helping many people to implement the technology into power generators they can use at home – sometimes powering those homes entirely.
I've approached him about helping him open source the technology, to expedite the process of validating, replicating, characterizing, optimizing, and improving the design for rapid worldwide deployment; with some revenue opportunities along the way in selling plans, kits, components, and finished units. I would ask up front here that anyone who goes commercial with this design remit a 7% royalty, a majority of which we at PES Network, Inc. will remit to Mikhail, retaining some to help administer this project and promulgate the knowledge, including providing income to the key players in the project, such as those who prepare the plans, do the translations, find local parts, etc….
On January 20, 2011 6:26 AM MST, Mikhail wrote:
- Hi Sterling,
- Yes, I'm willing to work with you to open source the technology.
- This will be discussed in future correspondence.
- I think that first you need to personally make sure that the device works as claimed. To do this, make a demo version directly at your workshop. This will be the most persuasive and credible evidence.
- If you agree, then I'll send you a very simple scheme which you can make in just a couple of days. Compact desktop version (components only) will cost about $100.
Of course I told him yes.
COMMENTARY: The Mikhail Dmitriyev free energy gravity wheel power generator certainly has the appearances of a commercial free energy generator. I am impressed with the 50-to-1 ratio of energy imputs to energy produced by the generator, but like Sterling Allan, would require a live demonstration under different working conditions to prove feasibility, scalability and energy output levels. The Dmitriev gravity wheel power generator has a lot going for it, including simplistic design, scalability, low production costs, and very high energy output at relatively low RPM's.
Dmitriev provdes a table showing different configurations of his gravity flywheel energy generation, including different sized flywheels, watts produced, energy input requirements, energy input to output ratios and energy output produced. Unfortunately, everything is in Russian.
I had a look at the Alpha Omega Galaxy Freefall Generator (AOGFG), and it is of a completely different design than the Dmitriev gravity wheel power generation, and uses one flywheel with four arms extending outward from the flywheel, each arm holding a rotor and powerful magnets to produce energy. The AOGFG is a lot more complex, requiring precision machined bicycle parts and magnets, and it would take a unit the size of a washing machine to generate enough energy to supply a house. I assume that you can increase energy output by adding additional flywheels in parallel or adding more arms to the flywheel and adding additional rotors. No specifications were available for the AOGFG.
From the looks of things, there is no shortage of flywheel gravity energy generators that use magnets and an initial power source to crank up the flywheel. They all claim that the energy output exceeds the amount inputed. All the inventor's appear to be in a rush to get to market, but in my opinion, these flywheel gravity energy generators should be thoroughly beta-tested under different environmental and working conditions for an extended period before commercialization.
Courtesy of an article dated January 30, 2011 appearing in Pure Energy Systems (PESWiki)