I wrote Xavion to back up the instruments in the cockpit of any airplane, and provide engine-failed emergency gliding paths if the engine in my plane ever quits!
It has already saved my bacon in a partial engine failure and complete pitot-static failure!
Click HERE to check it out!
What are the most annoying things about airplanes other than the airline food? The fact they they use so much FUEL and RUNWAY! THESE are the things that we are solving at Beta. Meet Ava. This airplane is electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing. No gas. See our web site HERE. A few stories are here and here.
The Patent Scam
I was sued by a Patent Troll for USING THE GOOGLE PLAY STORE. The Troll claimed to own the idea of computers sharing information to purchase software.
Patent Trolls file patents on blatantly obvious ideas that are often decades or centuries old, typically adding the idea “…but now, on a computer!” to the patent to pretend they are the first person to think of the idea. Then, armed with the stupid patent, they start suing people.
Click HERE for the documentary!
Click HERE for the YouTube videos!
A recent comment on the YouTube video: “Just FYI, Nike goes to apparel expos, scouts out other peoples ideas and then patents them and sues the original inventors. I know I was in the industry. Don’t buy Nike.”
In England right now, a team of people are building a car that will go….
ONE THOUSAND MILES PER HOUR.
This car uses a 542 horsepower V8 engine… to run one of the fuel pumps.
It uses a fighter-jet engine… for the LOW-SPEED portion of the run.
I made a simulation for it that is quite realistic, including driving dynamics and operation. Try it HERE!
Control Pad is a free App I made for iPhone and iPad to set the weather, failures, location, etc in X-Plane!
Just grab Control Pad and put it on your iPhone or iPad on the same WIFI as X-Plane, and you can control the failures and weather in X-Plane for professional training… or to get the same level of power at home!
I have a bit of Ferrari track-driving experience, and want to communicate what it is like to drive this type of car at speed. Stradale has physics as accurate as X-Plane, and I have never seen a driving sim that feels more like a real Ferrari or Corvette.
For iPhones and iPads, try it out HERE!
Suing South Carolina
Teslas run faster than Ferraris, safer than Volvos, quieter than Rolls Royces, are made in America, and oh yah: They don’t use gas.
And, in South Carolina, where I live, the car DEALERS, who import gas-burners that occasionally burn their occupants to death after crashes, have convinced the legislature to ban Tesla from selling their cars in the state. I’m suing the state of South Carolina to overturn the obviously-un-constitutional ban on buying the safest, quietest, fastest cars in the world.
I invest to make the world cleaner, and my investments include Pro-Terra, a company making electric buses for cities. Imagine cities with clean, silent electric buses!! I invest in EPS, creators of an aviation engine that uses less fuel than other aviation engines. I invest in Beta, a company making a zero-emissions electric eVTOL airplane, and RDD, makers of a more efficient light airplane, the LX7. I also invest in a company called Aztlan, which is working on more environmentally-friendly chemical production! These investments are all early-stage, pre-IPO, and helping make the world a cleaner place.
What these people do is just amazing. Many of us THINK of how we want to help wildlife, but Greg and his wife actually DO it. They give every bit of time and effort and energy they have to helping injured or abandoned raccoons, deer, goats, squirrels, and any other animals that need help. Their farm, to me, is a little paradise. I help when I can, but they sure need more!
Meyer Scholar at Saint Paul’s School
If you live in South Carolina and want to go to the most amazing school that I can imagine, then check out Saint Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire!
I went there and it was just the most amazing place I have ever been, period.
To help, I helped fund the Meyer Scholar full-ride scholarship, so you can go without worrying about money for tuition.