Otis T. Carr has stated that he learned directly from Nikola Tesla. Ralph has mentioned that he'd seen Carr often reference a coveted binder of notes . Other researchers we've interviewed, who'd met the late Carr, confirm that he greatly valued those notes, which have gone missing. Although Carr's toy kit plans and US Patent don't provide explicit wiring details, one of the Pod members - an Electrical Engineer who prefers to remain anonymous - suggested the unipolar dynamo is a probable solution to invoking the rotation and counter-rotation that Carr says is needed to cause lift. Experiments performed by other pod members supports this theory.
In the video, below, I attempt to provide an overview of how the OTC-X1 craft may be wired by leveraging the principles presented in Tesla's notes.
The Hollow UTRON
The pods say that the hollowed-out part of the UTRON should be spherical, not cone shaped as seen in the illustration. An inner spherical hollow should consume approximately 50%-75% of the inner volume of the UTRON. The OTC-X1 machine shop schematics suggest overall UTRON dimensions and scale.
This image , along with the schematics, may help illustrate to your local machinist the design you may have in mind. The illustration above employs a snap-together fastener that has not yet been completely designed, tested, or manufactured by anyone that I know; however, I have seen one UTRON that had employed threads.
A Threaded Hollow UTRON
These very fine machine threads were located at the periphery of the UTRON's spherical hollow and appeared to have been milled into the concave sections in one piece. Male threads appeared to have extended just a few millimeters above the hollow of one cone to meet the female threads inset into the hollow of other.
The threaded design allowed the two halves to be snuggly screwed together, such that the seam at the equator was imperceptible. At first gander, I didn't notice it was a two-piece UTRON. It was a nice bit of machining work. Unfortunately, we have no schematics for this threaded design.
Will the threaded UTRON be water-tight or would it leak?
It may or may not leak. I also wondered weather vibration through normal operation would loosen the two halves, causing its contents to spill.
Carr's Toy Kit plans mention putting electrolytes inside. If the threads aren't enough to make it water-tight, I thought that perhaps a fine groove could machined into the flat faces of the half cone (between the threads and the equator) to accommodate a small rubber grommet. This way, it may create a fluid-tight fit while still allowing the UTRON to be snuggly screwed together with no gaps appearing at the equator.
Mercury! What if I put mercury inside a hollow UTRON?
NOT a good idea.
! ! ! WARNING ! ! !
Do NOT attempt to fill aluminum UTRONS with mercury, as so many people have suggested on-line. MERCURY DISSOLVES ALUMINUM ON CONTACT. Video demonstrations are available on YouTube.
The UTRONIC Effect
In 1984, Walter Baumgartner constructed an OTC-X1 prototype and wrote about the UTRONIC effect.
According to the Pods’ interpretation of the late Otis T. Carr's and Walter Baumgartner's writings, the UTRONIC effect taps the atom's energy, somewhat similar to gently cracking an egg shell. Unlike conventional atomic energy, it does not require brute force. At least this is the theory. They say there are three conditions that must be met to create the effect.
1. You must have the UTRON shape; and, it must:
a. be made of metal (with paramagnetic properties, such as aluminum),
b. incorporate a hollow sphere in the middle, which would be filled with matter; and,
2. The UTRON must be in motion (rotating or orbiting)
3. The UTRON, while in motion, must be exposed to a magnetic field generated by an electromagnet. The Pods feel it’s worthy to note that in his recorded radio interviews, Otis T. Carr never mentions the use of permanent magnets.
If a conductive material or wire moves through a magnetic field, current will be induced to flow in that conductor. It doesn't matter whether it is the conductor that is moving, or the magnetic field. With relative motion, induction of current will still occur in a conductor (such as a copper wire).
I’ll attempt to explain the theory of the UTRONIC Effect, as it’s been explained to me. First, I’ll address it in the context of the UTRON as a component of the OTC-X1 system and then I’ll describe how to test the theory using a stand-alone UTRON. Remarkably, over the years, no Pod member has yet tried this; but, we have met and talked to one person who claims to have done this; and, he tells us that he had observed some extraordinary results.
As a component of the OTC-X1 system
The OTC-X1 Circular Foil Craft incorporates six UTRONs attached to an Accumulator Frame (or central rotating disk) that rotates on a spindle. The UTRONs are cantilever-mounted at a forty-five degree angle near the edge and through open holes of the Frame. Six truncated pie-shaped "Capacitor Plates" sandwich the Frame's periphery and are evenly spaced between the UTRONs. These "Capacitor Plates" are made of aluminum and do not function as capacitors.
When the Frame rotates, the UTRONs and "Capacitor Plates" pass through the openings of a set of twelve evenly-spaced C-shaped electromagnets affixed to the inner periphery of the outer hull, which leverages known forces to invoke the Accumulator Frame’s clockwise rotation and the outer hull’s counter-rotation. Motion is achieved by applying a charge (Direct Current) to the capacitor plates and energizing the coils of the electromagnets. (See Tesla's Notes on Unipolar Motor)
When the UTRONs achieves a certain orbital RPM relative to the Earth’s rotational speed on its axis, and as they pass through the flux fields generated by the C-shaped electromagnets, magnetic pulses (or waves) will begin to emanate from the UTRONs core. Induction plays in at least one - possibly two - ways.
First, current will be induced to flow in the coils wrapped around each UTRON as they intersect the C-shaped electromagnets' flux fields. If this current is wired into a load, such as the charge being placed on the capacitor plates, or into a recharging circuit for a battery providing that charge, the two moving parts of this craft may exhibit a breaking force.
Second, and theoretically, current will be induced from the zero-point as the UTRON's core pulses energy. The assumption is this energy is magnetic. If it exists, it may be another form of energy or wave. Current from the UTRON's core may compound that current already being induced by the C-shaped electromagnets -- perhaps enough to overcome the breaking force of the load and keeping the entire contraption in operation.
As a stand-alone UTRON – how may it be tested for the UTRONIC Effect?
Here is where things get spooky-weird and interesting. Extraordinary claims of bizarre results have been made. It's what inspired the experiment.
As you may have seen on my YouTube channel, a UTRON was mounted to a motor and spun at 90K RPM. At the time, the UTRONIC Effect was not at the forefront of my mind; but, other Pod members were well aware of it and were asking me to make specific requests; namely, to fulfill the three conditions outlined above.
Ultimately, while these two gentlemen acquired a high speed electric motor designed for model aircraft capable of 100K RPM, other UTRONIC Effect conditions were not met. Specifically, the UTRON used in the video above was not milled with a spherical hollow. It was solid; and, the magnets were not electromagnets. They were neodymium permanent magnets. The coil was not connected to a power source; so, it was not energized. Even if it were, I doubt the brackets would have been capable of creating a dense, if any, magnetic flux field. Please see the machine drawings and research electromagnets for guidance on designing and crafting C-shaped electro magnets for your experiment.
Regarding the bizarre claims of physical anomalies made by our source who conducted this experiment, we're unclear whether the hollow UTRON was wrapped in wire and about the UTRON's diameter. Our assumption is that it was not wrapped in wire for this test and that its diameter may have been about two-inches. If you attempt this experiment without the wire wrapping attached, it's possible that anomalies may still occur. The Pods have repeatedly mentioned the RPM would be relative to the Earth's spin on its axis. The diameter and RMP have an inverse relationship. As the diameter increases, the RPM requirement decreases. For a 20" diameter model, the RPM requirement works out to approximately 580 RPM, whereas a 1" UTRON would require on order of 100K RPM. These numbers are approximations.
As of February 27, 2017, other Pod members have decided to become more active, setting their sights on conducting this particular experiment on their own, and performing other work. on their models. My hope had been, and continues to be, that others will attempt to faithfully duplicate the conditions of this experiment to determine whether there's any merit to the claims made.
I am curious to learn whether the bizarre anomalies reported to us can be duplicated. I’ll not state the results here, so that we may independently hear from others and compare their results with what we've been told.
Regarding the material placed inside our source's UTRON, I'm told it was an amalgam of three elements, which I need to confirm with the Pods: Mercury, Cesium, and I think the third was Rubidium? The rationale for selecting these three elements involves their belief that Otis T. Carr had used Rosicrucian language to cloak the secrets of a functional craft in his collection of poems, Dimensions of Mystery, by using names, like Robert and Suzanne, etc.
I asked about the use of mercury as one of the three elements; because, mercury dissolves aluminum on contact. They say in an amalgam, mercury becomes inert. I’m not a chemist; so, I don't know what would happen. If you choose to try any of this, please do your research and follow appropriate safety practices when handling and mixing these materials.
The spherical hollow of the UTRON, according to Otis, can be filled with anything. Another thought offered by the Pods is that sea water may the best material to put inside; because, it contains a broad range of elements from the periodic table. Also keep in mind corrosion. How will sea water, or any other material you put inside, affect the boundary layer of aluminum over time? Water is a solvent and will corrode almost everything.
Naturally, all of this business about the UTRONIC Effect is extrapolation, theory, and hearsay. It could be complete and utter nonsense. Personally, I'd like to see the experiment duplicated to determine whether the anomalies are can be duplicated.