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by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News
March 15, 2010


Alaskan inventor, Chris Hunter, is not just retrofitting his '93 Geo Storm to be electric, but he is also building the electrical motor of his own design, which may turn out to have some overunity included (my guess, not his). The design draws from a wide range of scientific studies, including Flynn Parallel Path, Bedini battery rejuvenation, back EMF harvesting, and other innovations.

His goal is to be able to have a range of 500 miles per charge – or 800 to 900 miles on the open road.

On his debut voyage, possibly by May 2010, he plans to travel from Wasilla to Fairbanks and back Alaska – around 800 miles. There are no charging stations in between, and he doesn't plan on being accompanied by a backup vehicle. (I'm sure he'll be making a few test runs around town prior to that debut.)

Whether or not he is able to pull this off, I have found the periodic email updates fascinating. In January, I talked him into creating a blog where he has been posting photos as he goes along in his project.

He is very clearly a skilled craftsman. Looking as his work is inspiring.

As impressed as I was with all that, I was blown away by my interview with him today. Not only is he brilliant, but he is an amazing person. He's just 28 years old, yet approaches the wisdom of a sage and the intellect rivaling the best in the field of cutting-edge electromagnetic technologies. He's a real gem – a worthy hero for the rising generation to look up to and admire.

I hope that one or more of you out there who have financial means will take him and his projects on, to see them materialize.

He envisions creating innovation centers where people can come and tinker and build prototypes to test out their ideas. This would be a non-profit venture and would provide the necessary machine tools and testing equipment to help dreams become a reality.

He himself was the recipient of such treatment from his community as he grew up – per the choices he made of how to spend his time. While his teenage friends were out partying, he spent time with the adults in his community, learning from them.

Contents

Official Websites

  • http://ArcticTek.com – will be the official site for sales if this system gets to that point. Other renewable energy products Chris has been involved in developing are presently listed there.

Interviews

  • Stream | Download (16 Mb; mp3) - On March 15, 2010, Sterling D. Allan conducted a 1:20-hour interview with Chris Hunter as part of the Free Energy Now radio show. They discussed his Axial Flux Motor he's building to put on his '93 Geo Storm as well as some of the other technologies he's developing. This was his first 'radio' interview ever.

Latest

Aug. 19, 2010

Chris Hunter writes:

Hi Sterling!

Well the last engineering hurdle to get this electric car on the road is finally being overcome. The motor controller issues are being revised. I hope to be ready before winter...although... winter driving, heat, wipers, headlights, snow-drag, extreme cold, I think would make the best "REAL WORLD" testing. It's one thing to gut a car and run it across the desert, it's another to outperform in real world environments.

In Fairbanks, where I am currently at typing this message, we are organizing a "Dream Factory" which is a place for inventors to go to for taking an idea to reality. We have secured a building and are in process to move the building to the new property from the High-Line Project (The pre-cursor to the HAARP Project) North to Fox. The funding will be in the form of NON-PROFIT in collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, to allow students to actually work the labs; whether it's machining, paperwork, patents, testing, designing, etc. This gives real world practice to the taught material in an ever-changing environment where keeping on your toes is key to success, because you never know what idea will be walking in the door next.

So that goal/ dream is becoming a reality.

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Profile: ArcticTek

Founded in the Winter of 2010 to commercialize various renewable energy technologies Chris Hunter has been involved in developing.

"ArcticTek Inc. is an early stage company focused on high efficiency energy development creating innovative products and complete systems to help solve today’s energy challenges. We are at the stage of designing several prototype renewable energy technology products." (As of March 15, 2010) [1]

Profile: Chris Hunter

Chris sit on his tractor waiting for his turn in the Fur Rondy Parade in Anchorage (transported that heavy old tractor 100 miles to ride it around in the city) as part of the Antique Power Club of Alaska on Feb 28th of 2010 at about 10:45 AM.
Chris sit on his tractor waiting for his turn in the Fur Rondy Parade in Anchorage (transported that heavy old tractor 100 miles to ride it around in the city) as part of the Antique Power Club of Alaska on Feb 28th of 2010 at about 10:45 AM.
Chris sits atop Pioneer Peak, the tallest mountain near Wasalla, AK, August 30th, 2009 at about 5 PM.  The trail to the top of it is 53 miles long of zig-zag trail along the back ridge starting near the Knik Glacier.  He went up and back in 19 hours on foot, packing a 40 pound load. Photo by Sandy Sloat (2005 Deaf Olympics Team USA Runner)
Chris sits atop Pioneer Peak, the tallest mountain near Wasalla, AK, August 30th, 2009 at about 5 PM. The trail to the top of it is 53 miles long of zig-zag trail along the back ridge starting near the Knik Glacier. He went up and back in 19 hours on foot, packing a 40 pound load.
Photo by Sandy Sloat (2005 Deaf Olympics Team USA Runner)


Chris works for http://www.beawindhog.com where he manufactures wind turbines by hand, "each and every piece".

His birthday is on Dec. 21 -- Winter Sostace. Auspicious.

Correspondence

On January 20, 2010, Chris Hunter wrote:
(slightly edited)


I am building an electric car in Alaska. I live here, and the fuel price is atrocious. I already developed all the preceding electric controls for this electric car build.

One of the modules which I have planned to use in other pieces of technology not related to electric vehicles took 1st Place in the Arctic Innovations Competition in Fairbanks, Alaska, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks October of 2009.

Well, I would not like to sound selfish here, but my dream retirement involves the total absence of money, and involves self reliance and the use of natural alternative energy sources of every type, off grid, disconnected from the system that entraps and enslaves people to low wages and becoming slaves to a system of greed.

The only way to achieve this is to learn what it takes to do such -- build what needs to be built and move that direction. Now I am only 28 years old, and have been dabbling in this since I was about 13 years old or so, which is now more than half of my life. I may be a gear-headed nerd but my teenage years did not involve females, parties or drugs/drinking. I worked, learned, and made good friends with the elderly people in the community.

Now the electric car build is obviously a limiting technology I admit, because it needs to recharge. I am not proclaiming perpetual motion, but I am stacking the efficiencies in my favor here. The battery controller circuit will increase the efficiency of the battery bank. The design of the electric motor controller is the culmination of reverse engineering many different controllers and learning the efficiencies and the inefficiencies for each design and designing my own controller based on this knowledge of what works and what doesn't. Nobody makes a controller that I can buy, so I have to build it myself.

The design of the motor itself again comes from a good study of different designs and the advantages/ disadvantages of each design. I also took into account the drive-train, gearbox, and other inefficient things inherent with the car as a whole and focused on each step of increasing efficiencies or basically stacking the deck in my favor.

The plan is to do this where I can go no less than at least 500 miles per charge. I think that is quite reasonable for a car that drops about 90 pounds when it's done including the batteries and the charger.

On the open road, I expect a modest 800 to 900 miles per charge.

What I calculate for and what the real world testing shows may be close or completely different. Time will tell.

If the system fails to operate at all, then I can at the least learn why and modify to get it working. I never give up.

In the News


  • Electromagnetic > Electric Vehicles > eCars > ArcticTek >
    Update from Alaska Star - In March we did an interview with Chris Hunter, who described his ultra-efficient, 800-mile range electromagnetic motor design that he's making for his Alaskan car. Though delayed, the project is still moving forward; and the "Dream Factory" initiative in Fairbanks, which is a place for inventors to go to for taking an idea to reality, is likewise moving forward. (PESWiki; Aug. 19, 2010)
  • Electromagnetic > Electric Vehicles > Chris Hunter >
    Power Trip: A look at inventor Chris Hunter - Local coverage reviews the several amazing pursuits under way by this eccentric Alaskan inventor, including ways to extend the life of batteries, creating better motors for his electric vehicle conversion project, and ways to draw heat and power from ambient air. (Frintiersman; June 19, 2010)

Contact

http://arctictek.com/contact.html

Chris Hunter
Wasilla, Alaska, USA
email: alaskastar2000@hotmail.com

Chris Hunter
Aurora Energy Technologies LLC [merged into ArcticTek]
3150 South Storybook Circle
Wasilla, Alaska, 99654

Phone: (907) 775-0765 (24-Hour message and text, "call anytime")

ArcticTek Inc.
650 Page Mill Blvd.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
+1-650-714-6991

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