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04 August 2007 @ 09:10 am
More Vortex Engine Goodness  
Follow-Up to the Tornado Master post of 23 July 2007:

Louis Michard has his own website, where he explains the Vortex Engine without all the fluff of the new article.

I feel: impressedfascinated
Araquan Skytracer: Universe of Energyaraquan on August 4th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
It strikes me that he's basically patented a supersized version of the hotplate-based tornado generator I built in 6th grade- based on one I saw at the local science museum. I haven't read the specifics of the patent(s) as it's too early in the morning for that sort of thing, but I wonder how much of the whole thing would stand up to prior art claims.
Dendewhitton on August 5th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
His deflectors will generate a spin in the wrong direction for here. The vortex will be unstable and break up.

I have to agree with araquan; it looks a lot like a large tornado generator. Questacon in Canberra has had one for many years.