In 1974, while living in a farmhouse next to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD, I became obsessed [to the total consternation and perturbation of my wife, of that time, and my parents and sisters] with the idea of creating a "flying saucer" using counter-rotating flywheels that could store a practical amount of energy for short pleasure flights -- for one or two flyers.
I think I was led into this fantasy by Richard Bach's "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" -- "You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn't flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there."
...And further mesmerized by Ram Dass's "Be Here Now" -- “It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”
With DragonPlate.com carbon fiber components, Li-ion batteries and 1366Tech.com concept solar cells, and GPS regulation, is this a feasible prospect, or still a silly fantasy?
Has this concept already been tried and proven, or dis-proven?
Precession Possibilities have produced my "Presession Phantasy"... Can there be popular procession with this dream?