To see pictures from each of the races listed below – Click HERE
7,000+ crazy runners (Geezer Doug proudly included, of course!)
Article and photos by columnist David Whiting: OC Register ___________________ Doug has enjoyed running Big Baz’s Winter Trail Run Series since 1998! 15 years worth! http://www.BigBazTrailRaces.com
“Sportsman of the Year”
Check out the “DOUGumentary” QuickTime Movie Trailer at: http://www.3launch.com
Gore-Tex TRANSROCKIES http://www.Transrockies.com (Doug’s Facebook page has 100’s of photos from TransRockies) The 2012 TransRockies 6 day endurance race covered a total of 125 miles of trails between 8,000′ and 12,538′ elevations and had 21,000′ of total ascents!
Team California Old Goats Doug (age 73) and ultra running legend Gordy Ainsleigh (age 64) – also ran the2011 six day TransRockies endurance trail race together.
2012 was Doug’s 5th year in a row running the 6 day TransRockies race. Gordy & Dous are already signed up for the 2014 TransRockies! Doug’s 6th year.
August 14, 2012 Team California Old Goats Gordy & Doug at the top of HOPE PASS – 12,538′ elevation.
Hah! 6 pack abs compliments of PHOTOSHOP & Mark Kelly, PhD.
March 2013: I hit 74 on March 28, 2012. To celebrate my 74th birthdayI ran a bit more than 74 miles of my favorite trails in 4 days (74.13 miles according to my Garmin GPS).
I also did 70@70 in 3 days w/19,000′ of climbs four years ago; 71@71 in 6 days; 72@72 in 5 days & 73@73 in 4 days
Doug & Yoda birthday present w/grand daughter Sierra & daughter Michelle (Do or do NOT.. There is no TRY!)
SkyTran – Personal MagLev Transportation
Malewicki has been an invited keynote speaker on SkyTran and our new Wind Turbine retrofit business (based on our SkyTran technology and patents) to Dubai (April 2010 with Dr. Greg Smedley CEO/founder of One-Cycle-Control, Inc.) and to Macau, China (July 2011). Details on these and several local presentations in California HERE
The photo on the left is Doug pointing to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the world’s tallest building at 2,716.5′. That is just over 1/2 mile up! http://www.burjkhalifa.ae
In Macau & Beijing, China
The interview is mostly about my SkyTran invention, but also talks about the advanced Wind Turbine work we are doing and even the low cost electric first stage boosters for Micro-satellite launches. Some of that was discussed in the IEEE paper that you can read below.
My SkyTran invention was featured on the cover of he July 2008 issue of Popular Science (or their artist’s version of what THEY think our pods should look like). “GREEN MEGALOPOLIS – An eco-savvy blueprint for tomorrow’s megacity points the way to fresh air, clean water and traffic that never jams.”
Starting on page 49, five more pages have our MagLev SkyTran in the future city art done by a second artist. Includes a nice paragraph that mentions our company UniModal LLC. Love their online animation at: http://www.popsci.com/futurecity/plan.html (SkyTran is the 4th- click on their FLASH animation).
Check out: http://www.SkyTran.us
The key to this solid state, personalized MagLev systems capacity performance falls out of math and physics analysis. SkyTran will greatly reduce energy used in the transportation of people; eliminate the pollution associated with commuting; greatly enhance safety of personal travel and reduce travel costs.
The California Commuter – 157 MPG at freeway speeds
The California Commuter PLANS & TECHNICAL BOOKLET are also available as electronical PDF’s. (Faster, cheaper & ZERO shipping costs!)
The improved eCC will have 25% less aerodynamic drag and will obtain 400 MPGe at a steady 65 MPH.
IMAGINE a penny per mile!
Robosaurus – the FIRE BREATHING monster robot
ROBOSAURUS THE FIRE BREATHING, CAR EATING, ELECTROHYDROMECHANICAL, 40 foot tall, 58,000 pound, TRANSFORMING MONSTER ENTERTAINMENT ROBOT. GOING ONCE… GOING TWICE… GONE! On January 19, 2008 after 18 years of operation, Robosaurus was sold at the famed Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona . MORE Two of Dougs USA Patents are for his Robosaurus invention. He founded Monster Robots, Inc. and was involved in finding all investors and product sponsors. Doug did all the structural design and engineering (loads determinations, weights and stress analysis). Along with all the electronic, hydraulic and control system packaging and functional testing. The creature, which was built in 1.5 years, has been doing shows since 1990. The most recent NDT (non-destructive-testing) inspection of all welded joints was performed at 250,000 miles and showed no weld fatigue degradation.
One man sitting up in the creatures cranium controls Robosaurus. Doug had to develop an innovative wearable control system to enable a single pilot to simultaneously control 18 proportional hydraulic motions. Each hydraulic valve is controlled by a P-Q Controls Inc. of Bristol, Connecticut computer valve board that converts the simple on-off electrical switch signals given by the pilot in the head into proper proportional fluid flow rates to the various hydraulic cylinders and pumps.
Much of the Robosaurus structural design involved tradeoffs to enable transformation to a legal trailer for hauling the 58,000-pound, fire breathing, beast from show to show. Robosaurus meets highway size and weight requirements for all 50 States.
FLYING and DARPA FLYING MACHINES
UMAAVs (Unmanned Morphing Aerial Attack Vehicles)a conceptual development contract for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency).
Rather than just doing a extensive theoretical aerodynamic and structural analysis for his innovative designs,Doug’s company AeroVisions, Inc. built and flew Radio Control modelsto demonstrate his various morphing concepts.
July 2005, Doug was the plenary speaker for the DARPA Morphing Aircraft Structures Conference in San Diego.After sensing & confirming the bad guys, morphing UAVs of the future will be able to transform and divedownat Mach 0.9 and pull 5 g maneuvers to take out targets. Will save calling in the F-16 jet jocks and waiting 20 minutes for them to arrive. A computer generated movie of a typical mission of Dougs favorite proposed UMAAV, aptly named THE DROID OF DEATH, can be seen at the above UMAAV link.
DAREDEVIL Engineering Projects
NOTICE: April 18, 2014 AeroVisions, LLC and the Big Ed (Beckley Media LLC) have mutually terminated the relationship to build a rocket powered motorcycle system for Big Ed to jump the Snake River Canyon. We are no longer involved in engineering or developing his jump bike system. There were numerous reasons we could not participate:
1) AeroVisions negotiating with Beckley Media’s attorney for months without reaching a fair agreement.
2) AeroVisions agreed to warrantee the jump bike & jump system. Beckley wanted us to warrant the rider as well.
3) In April, Beckley insisted on changing the engineering funding source to a new 3rd party. Negotiating with that party’s attorney would have just added more delay.
4) AeroVisions constantly expressed urgency to start engineering, since time was rapidly evaporating to complete the project with confidence by September 7, 2014. We needed adequate time to design, engineer, fabricate and fully test all systems plus train the pilot to establish a high level of confidence to insure a 99.5% probability of success for the rider. Rushing and only achieving 70% probability of success by starting at this late date to us was unacceptable.
5) Extending the jump date to July 4th, 2015 was also unacceptable to Beckley Media.
6) The AeroVisions proposed jump bike would be a genuine drivable motorcycle that could “jump” over 1/2 mile in distance and land on its wheels on the other side. It would NOT be a non-road worthy, non-motorcycle, rocket powered missile that would slide up a launch rail like a child’s model rocket toy.
All we can say is best of luck to Big Ed in “gettin’ er done” safely this September.
Rest in Peace Oct 17,1938 – Nov 30, 2007.
Doug Malewicki was the designer and engineer of Evel Knievel’s steam rocket powered SkyCycle X-1 canyon jumping motorcycle. Doug is shown here shaking hands with Evel at the machine’s unveiling at the Twin Falls, Idaho Snake River canyon jump site on May 6, 1972. On the left is rocket pioneer, Robert Truax who invented and holds the patents on Steam Rocket engines. Wearing sunglasses is Facundo Campoy, one of Truax’s partners.
Niagara Falls Aerospace Museum Rocket Belt Conference PHOTOS Click HERE to see the online PBS interviews & flight videos from the conference
NUCLEAR WAR – Doug’s 1965 Game Invention
As time passed, the weapons used in the basic game became obsolete, so expansion sets with newer futuristic weapons were created:
1965 – The original Nuclear War 1982 – Nuclear Escalation 1992 Nuclear Proliferation 1996 Nuclear War Booster Packs 2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction (YES – that is THE DROID OF DEATH on the cover of the newest game!)
Doug and his original Nuclear War game were inducted into the Adventure Game Hall of Fame in 1998. 2015 will be the 50th Anniversary of Nuclear War! F. B. I. will celebrate with a NEW SPECIAL EDITION!
Droid phone screen shot Still ticking after 48 years! The RadioAPPtive Fallout Spinner is now available in the DROID & iPhone marketplaces. (SEARCH: Nuclear War Spinner)
You use the touch screen to swipe the arrow to get it moving. As it spins, it makes Geiger Counter ticking sounds. When it stops you will hear the results. Hilarious voiceover comments in an over-the-top Russkie accent by actress Claudia Christian, well known for her TV character – Commander Ivanova of the SciFi hit series Babylon 5. [Special thanks to Rick Roszko, Rick Loomis & Steve Johnson]
“LOST WORLDS” COMBAT FANTASY BOOKS
Michelle has taken up trail running like her dad & has evolved into a top ranked ultra distance speedster. Over the years Michelle set numerous female course records for 50K and 50 mile race distances – including six as overall winner where she “chicked” all the men!
She won first female & fourth overall at the Javelina Jundred 100 mile trail race in Arizona in a 19:42 time. She was 4 hours ahead of the second place female! Pictures
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Doug’s favorite quotes (besides Yoda!)
“Life is what you make it; always has been; always will be.” — Grandma Moses
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