Its neat to see Coandas work being re-discovered and Schaubergers claims
vindicated in the process. The photo looks just like one of
01/20/06 - Flying Saucers in the UK peak curiosity
Mysterious flying saucers seen around the city have pricked the
curiosity of secretive US defence officials. A group of dedicated space
enthusiasts at GFS Projects Limited - which stands for Geoff's Flying
Saucer - have been tinkering away with some alien designs in their own
Area 51 in Saxon Road.
For six years, Geoff Hatton and his team have worked tirelessly to take
a giant leap into the unknown and created six realistic flying saucers.
And now the uniqueness of the machines, which can take off vertically,
fly, hover and land, has attracted the imagination of the American
officials who went to see if the truth really was out there. Like a
scene from the X-Files, the men in black flew across the Atlantic to
check out the UFOs and see if the truth really is out there. But what
the US officials want with the mysterious machines remains Top Secret.
Geoff, of Eastfield Road, Peterborough, who was celebrating his 67th
birthday on Monday, said: "It is extremely pleasing to have anything you
do recognised by other people. "It was an exploratory meeting set up by
a third party. After the meetings I had the impression they were pleased
with what they had seen. We will just have to wait. I have no idea what
they want them for."
The hub-cap like machines look like they've been lifted from a '50s
B-movie. They glide gracefully through the air using the Coanda
principle, which involves jets of nozzled air being attracted to a
nearby curved surfaces.
To date, all the prototypes have been battery-powered, but GFS believe
larger versions could have proper internal combustion engines. Geoff,
who first came up with the plans for the saucers while sitting on his
dining room table, added: "We are the only company in the world doing
this sort of thing. The future is shaping up to be very promising indeed."
Shane Miller (24), of Parnwell, Peterborough, is the youngest member of
the team. He said: "When I first saw the saucers when I started last
August, I simply said 'wow'." The team are not relying on the outcome of
the visit from the American government - as the company is constantly
dreaming up new ways of marketing the saucers.
They believe the flying saucers can be adapted as toys, to aid mountain
rescues, land mine detection and even as a state-of-the-art scarecrows.
To set the ball rolling, the company secured a #43,000 SMART grant from
the Department of Trade and Industry and equity funding from a group of
investors. The saucers range from 10ins to three feet in diameter.
For more information, visit www.gfsprojects.co.uk
Our UAV is capable of vertical take off, fully controlled flight,
hovering and landing on a specified point. By using the Coanda principle
to create lift, it has very little downwash and is aerodynamically stable.
To date all prototypes have been battery powered, but the design is
scalable and the larger versions will have internal combustion engines.
GFS Projects Limited was formed in 2002 to design, develop and market a
new form of flying.
Our Unmanned Aerial vehicle (UAV) is based on the ideas and research of
Geoff Hatton - the inventor. The company secured a SMART grant from the
Department of Trade & Industry and equity funding from a group of
investors. GFS7 took to the air in April 2005 and completed a figure of
eight flight, inside the development building.
Four patent applications covering the unique aspects of the design have
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