Klamath Falls inventor says he’s designed a new propulsion system

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A Klamath Falls man has an invention he believes could be the future of space travel.

David Whitlock built his first prototype about a year ago. He said, “I’ve been thinking about this, honestly, since I was 14.”

The rules of traditional physics say a hanging bar on which the system is mounted shouldn’t turn, but it does.

An open system is placed inside of a sealed container. No exhaust, or fans are causing the propulsion, according to Whitlock.

“Using the open system inside of a sealed container, we’re able to generate an unbalanced net force,” explained Whitlock. “So it will have more force in one direction than the other direction.”

Whitlock believes his invention has practical uses that may sound like space magic. “This is how you do mechanical anti-gravity, this is how you do mechanical reaction-less space drive.”

Whitlock believes the system has extreme potential in the vacuum of space. “It has a top speed of relativity. It can continuously accelerate as long as it has electricity, which means that 90% of light speed is readily available.”

“This could get you to Mars in a matter of weeks,” said Whitlock. “Instead of months.”

Only time will tell if we’re witnessing history.

You can find out more about Whitlock’s concept online:  www.fül.com

KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s.  He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful. 

He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand.  A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer.  In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.

“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain.  Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.

When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.

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