Lucian COZMA : Vacuum-Propulsion
Technology -- Concept and Applications"
Explains the Liciar " Cyclonoid " propulsion system
April 24, 2008
--- Quote --- In the front of the web-page is a question… The
answer is YES, somebody really made this kind of aircraft… First
of all, the principle was (and is) not applied like Kirsten has
imagined in the ‘30s but using crown-shape element which was
endowed with several blade-shape elements ; that was a rotational
device with a peripherical speed of 396 meters/sec ; in the center
of this crown rotational device is nothing but the axle and
several spokes (which connect the rotational crown with the axle)
being the central vacuum space ; the air is absorbed from the
center and radially evacuated through the blades. Usually, the
rotational device is endowed with several peripherical air-guiding
devices and a system of flow devices formed from a Coanda-effect
flowing-wall and an external porous surface ; the Nazis were the
first to build this kind of cyclonoidal airdraft and their
inventor and design-engineer was Viktor Schauberger ; I am one of
the very few people who really knows the true scheme of the
Schauberger “repulsine”… Today, everybody can find a lot of
schemes on the internet, but almost all of them are fake… The
Repulsine had a cyclonoidal propeller covered by a porous
aspiration surface, and that small flying apparatus was the
so-called “foo-fighter” ; after WW2, in Romania, the
German-Romanian inventor Rudolf Liciar built several
unconventional flying apparatus for the soviets...
I have also the original patent of Liciar,-the RO 21370 from 1932
the original title ” Cyclonoid . Sustinator si propulsor aerian)”
and from 1932 to 1937, Liciar has obtained another two patents,
the original title “Helicopter” and “Aerial apparatus”, with the
co-inventor Zareh Loremian Libaret. Rudolf Liciar was been taken
by the soviets after 1954 and until now nobody knows the end of
his activity and of his life...
"During 1944-1945, the Germans built several prototypes of discoid
aircraft. These are today known as “Haunebu”. On the Internet
there are many comments about Haunebu but basically they contain
I submit Your attention on a very important mechanical component
which was used of the so-called "Heavily Armed Flight Gyro
Haunebu aircraft is the result of hybridization of certain
In particular, it was used the so-called "vacuum propulsion"
technique. The Austrian Viktor Schauberger was the inventor.
This information would have been perfectly classified, if not for
the fact that in Romania (which that time had large German
communities in the region of Transylvania) lived a German called
RUDOLF LICIAR, who worked in the same period and also directly
related to Schauberger's work.
During WW2, the Germans have built and tested a small number of
experimental devices in the eastern region of Romania. They were
small aircrafts in the form of rotating semi-paraboloid, also
discoidal. They remained in popular culture as “the foo-fighters”.
Later, they built much larger aircrafts ( the so-called Haunebu)
which used the same principle of operation.
These aircraft were equipped with rotary crowns. Such crown were
made up of several rotating concentric rings with different
diameters and also different cones.
In these devices, the air was not driven in helical trajectories,
as happens for traditional propellers. In fact, the air ejected
behind such (classical) propeller describes a helical trajectory.
This causes great losses of efficiency and insignificant
performances of propulsion.
Both Schauberger and Liciar (who met in the mid’ 20s), found that
the ideal propeller must drive the air in cycloid trajectories,
not helical! So, the propeller configuration must be such as to
ensure the air movement on cycloid trajectories.
They obtained both, ring propellers with numerous blades, and
these rotational rings could be assembled together to form a
rotating device that was tipped, as a crown placed face down…
That was the atmospheric (for take-off and landing, also for
horizontal flight inside troposphere) propulsion device of
foo-fighters and Haunebu, which have also propulsion means
for upper atmosphere and cosmic space,- but these was based on
electrokinetics and MHD.
The crown propeller made by Schauberger and Liciar, was capable to
create in its upper surface THE VACUUM ! That rotational crown,
was positioned under the aircraft fuselage, which had a porous
surface,- the boundary layer on the fuselage was actually vacuum,
so the vehicle moved inside “a vacuum bell”…
In the drawing, it is a blade that fits the ring-propeller. Such
device contains numerous blades which have different angles of
inclination (ranging between 45 and 75 degrees) but regardless of
inclination, all the blades have to their extremities a 6 degree
arc and their body is held on an arc of 20 degrees. They also have
two clamp arms, arranged at the blades extremities, on their
In the attachaments, also an extract from Liciar’s patent in 1933
: “The Cyclonoid. Means of Sustentation and Propulsion”. In fact,
this is the Haunebu and foo-fighter…
But Liciar has also a patent unclassified: the helicopter patented