According to preliminary rough calculations, a disk-shaped LAUM with a body diameter of 10 meters and a height of 2.5 meters, intended for flights in the earth and near-earth atmosphere, will weigh no more than 450 kg on Earth (without a pilot and an onboard computer control system).
An external distinctive design feature is the absence of the usual wings. The internal structure, which provides high speed and mobility with new propulsion technologies, is fundamentally different from the traditional design of modern jet aircraft.
The total cost of a flying technical structure of a serial industrial design, depending on the level of the current world prices for the main components for their creation and the estimated labor costs, can range from 1.0 to 1.2 million US dollars.
LAUM should be classified as light-type aircraft. But the main distinguishing feature in this class for them is that all parts, elements, assemblies and components are made mainly from metals of specially selected technological groups.
LAUM is a new, advanced type of aircraft, with a new type of lift, which is provided as a result of the application of new scientific knowledge in the field of gravity control. It radically differs from the classic types of aircraft in that it has a completely different type of hull structure (wingless vehicles), and the propulsion system does not use any type of fuel (fuel-free engines) as unnecessary.
LAUM consists of two basic parts: the body and the engine. The body is made of special alloys of the light metal group. The engine is assembled from a special group of heavy metals. It is a necessary and indispensable combination that keeps the new motion technology working. LAUM is a complex of technical units, assemblies and modules with various functional purposes. All taken together, connected and assembled according to new principles allows for an innovative technology of movement in space.
Takeoff and landing are vertical. The aircraft has the ability to "hover" in space and maintain a stable balance for an arbitrarily long time. The range and duration of flights by technical capabilities for unmanned aerial vehicles is not limited by anything. These flight qualities are provided by new scientific knowledge and an original engine design. LAUM do not produce material emissions, and therefore do not in any way affect the ecological purity of the environment.
The vertical movement of LAUM in near-earth space is provided by the energy contained in the environment and the constantly acting gravitational force. The new propulsion technology makes it possible to provide an easy and unimpeded separation from the Earth and freely enter open space without requiring acceleration to the second space speed. LAUM can take off and land any number of times.
This is a colossal and magnificent physical and technical advantage, which saves billions of dollars in the manufacture of rocket engines and bulky space rockets. At the same time, it simplifies the ascent to a minimum and creates a gradual exit of the aircraft into outer space. And at the same time it ensures its constant return to earth, which means their long-term and repeated use.
Even such a brief description suggests that the technology is exclusive, unusual, not previously used. In reality, this is a revolutionary new technology that allows the creation of new aircraft with a set of unmatched advantages over existing technologies in aviation and space construction.
The defining component for providing a new propulsion technology is the ability of an aircraft to extract energy from the environment and convert it from one technological state to another. And then direct it to the implementation of the movement according to the specified criteria and parameters. And the engine provides maneuverability for the unimpeded movement of the object in air and outer space in all six degrees of freedom, which gives the new aircraft the technological properties of universal mobility.
All flight control processes will be fully automated and controlled by an On-Board Computer System (BCS) specially created for new motion technologies. In the manned version, a manual control mode is provided, but under technological control from the BCS in order to avoid the negative influence of the human factor.
Aircraft intended for flights in outer space will have some differences both in external and internal design features, as well as in qualitative technical characteristics and quantitative dynamic indicators.
For flights in near and deep space, other technological materials and corresponding design features will be used. They will differ significantly in size and power, since space flights will require greater capacity, special conditions for long-term flights and large energy reserves. But the basic technological principles of LAUM propulsion will be similar for flights in near-earth space.