mercoledì 29 giugno 2011


Biplan with the wings in tandem, stable as a truck on a road, cannot enter in a spin on it's own nor induced, but it has limitations on diving angle, better not accentuate too much...

Take off with regular chord angle at 300 Km/h, top speed 700 Kmh;
Take off in ESTOL configuration with maximum thickenss chord on variable geometry wings 40 Km/h in 50 meters, max speed 80 Km/h.

Wings geometry variable in flight.

Once landed the wings fold pneumatically and the whole machine will be as big as a camper but legal size to drive on streets, and the total weigth empty is below 400 Kg thus can be registered as a A1 license vehicle (motorcycle, tryke or light quadricycle) drivable on streets, so you can land out of the city boundaryes, fold your wings and drive in the city to downtown.

At that size finding a parking might be a problem, but for the rest... you go out of your garage, drive to an empty field out of the city, unfold, take off, and no highways needed to go long distances, all you need is fine weather.

Operating conditions:

No bad weather, no storm, no deep mud, no acro, no aerobatics.

ESTOL strips on anything, the wells are huge and can take unprepeared fields, gravel, sand, grass, snow, ice, on deep fresh snow operate like on water with the gears up, on water can land on waves as high as 2 meters if the distance in between the waves is more than twice the lenght of the plane and if there is no stormy wind.
The fan/propeller is protected for most cases of water / sand ingestion on normal weather conditions.

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And if there is no love, nothing exists

Simplity without love loses it's value.

Words without love turn you in an introvert.

Law without love subjects you.

Politics without love makes you selfish.

Faith without love transforms you in a fanatic.

Inteligence without love makes you a pervert.

Justice without love makes implacable.

Dilpomacy without love makes you an hypocrit.

Success without love makes you be an arrogant.

Richness without love makes you stingy and miser.

Obedience without love makes you servile.

Poverty without love makes you proud.

Beauty withou love makes you ridiculos.

Authority without love makes you a tyrant.

Work without love makes you a slave.

lunedì 13 giugno 2011

Cruss cross methods to comply with funding companies:

This is from a real case, of many:
Step one, invented marvelous product.

Step 2, done prototyping "lab" ones to test, on family money, friend free work, stolen materials, junkyard, whatever you see fit.

Step 3, found some ANGELS (family members, friends) that put some little savings into the incorporation papers and became partners, since they helped anyway and beleive in the product.

Until here all is fine!

Here is where the shit hits the fan:

Step 4, hanging around like crazy to demonstrate the potential to clients and venture funds (banks don't even open you the door)

Clients pretend you have already sterted production and somebody elese already bought your product first so they can trust you, Venture capitals require that you are revenue ready, that is you didn't started production but clients already signed some orders trusting your lab prototypes.

End of the games, here is where most fresh ventures die!

Solutions :pack what you have and go hit them hard and often, how???

Step 5 Find some clients that would sign you PRO FORMA contracts conditioning the purchase on your machine performing as promised.

Find some distributors that would sign you the same.

WARNING, a pro forma contract becomes a full contract the second they placed the first order.

NOW you are SEMI revenue ready. You need to start production first, but still no money.

Step 6 Go to the investors and show them your business plan, teaser, term sheet and the rest, than show them your contracts, and tell them you don't want their money NOW, all you want from them is a commitment that they would fund you IRREVOCABLE if you start production, that is also a pro forma, it is conditioned.

But you still don't have the little money you need for the first units so you become revenue ready....

Step 7 Now you take all the proforma to another Angel - Broker - Bank, and keep nagging them untill one says YES, sell 1% of your company for the minimum necessary to "ignite the mechanism", say 100 I.O.U. (Invented money) showing them you sell later to the investors 20%, but not for 2000 I.O.U. that would be same price per %, since you have them already promised you they will buy 20% for 100.000 I.O.U., that raises the price of 1% from 100 to 500, in no time (a few months), high risk, high and fast return.

Step 8 The moment you sold 1% for 100 I.O.U, your proforma conditional venture capital loses the conditional pro forma status, you complyied, thus they MUST, by contract, fund you. Meanwhile make as manny untis as you can and sell them to anybody you can (forget your pro forma contractors for a moment)

That makes you: revenue ready and with comerical product on the market.

Step 9 Voila, now your proforma contractors must buy from you since you fulfilled their condition too, and that's bringing you some more orders, so when finally the Venture Capitals arrive (it takes time) you have market, orders and some delievered orders in your portofolio.

Step 10 Now you are in busines and must perform to buy back your shares from the investor in due time (or sell with him all the pack to another company/buyer, etc)

Warning, in between step 1 and step 10 there might pass even 10 years, it depends on how hard and often you knock at the doors, how many doors per day, how often you loose faith and give up for a while, etc.

venerdì 10 giugno 2011

Lesson: never assume things before getting well informed

One day this man was going home from job, pissed off on clients that don't pay, suppliers that don't consign, employees that don't perform, state controlls and bad banking, he took the subway to move faster accross the city.

Next stop a man came in, badly dressed, obviously he hadn't had a bath in days, he looked strange, maybe he was a bit drunk or high, and with him 5 kidds under age of 10, running all over the place, yelling, laughing and stumbling over peoples bags, but the man didn't seemed to care much

Our tired man was sitting in front of the dirty careless father of 5, so he said in anger: "Mister, be so kind and mind your kidds, they are so nasty and uneducated!"

The dirty man like woke up said:" Sorry sir, I was thinking at someting else, you know, we come from the Hospital, my wife has cancer, she died 2 hours ago, and I had no courage to tell them yet, I was there all days and nights in the past week, didin't even washed, the kidds were with my syster. Now she is with my wife's doctors to do the papers, and we go home to prepare for funerals, I'll tell them home abut this, they are so happy I don't want everybody to see them cry in the subway"

Our man went home and feelt eased, after all his little work problems were nothing compared to what that family was passing through.

Lesson: never assume things before getting well informed, and never hit back in anger anybody, maybe they didn't hit you, it was just a mistake that can be easily compreheded and dealth with if only you ask for some more info.

Just ask