After considerable research of the MEG, it is not conclusive that it is a viable or reliable source of power production. Also since Dewey Jones has disappeared, the Outer Ring project is dead in the water, and may have to be eliminated altogether in the LAU-X4 design.
The vertical impeller is still viable, and the OTC-X1 is still viable and is currently being developed, but very, very, very slowly.
So the LAU-X4 is down one engine.
It's a good idea, as a field generator, but as the OTC-X1 development project has come along, the outer ring has acquired some issues in that it is using too much positive electromagnetic energy.
The LAU-X4 may not require the Outer Ring engine at all, as has been stated before, whereas resonance coils may be able to replace the system, and vortex coils may be able to replace the system depending on how they respond to magneto-electrostatic input.
The overall field flows will work REGARDLESS of there even being an Outer Ring engine.
What we do know, is that we do have a viable power source using the Bedini MVP pulse motor; whereas a ring of those will create more than enough power considering all it requires is 50 watts input for 772.5 watt output ON JUST ONE UNIT, which can be looped through the entire system OF AN ENTIRE SERIES OF THESE DEVICES. So 40 of these engines set sideways, each individually measuring dimensions of about 2 feet by 2 feet by 6 inches, stacked around in a ring would create an output of close to 30 kilowatts.
The only problem with this, is that it would not be in the right position to put these generators at the perimeter ring of the LAU-X4 craft. Although in the internal "crew space," it is just fine for them to be there, and output from the generators can nonetheless be fed to an Outer Ring field generating toroidal system, and even a rotating magnetostatic pulsed resonance transformer can be used on the Outer Ring.
The resonance pulsed transformer is basically a resonance coil, in segments that pulse and loop magneto-static charges around the perimeter of the Hull, based on Tesla's rotating AC charged hull plating.
So this represents a step back to an earlier concept.
But at least now we finally have a working and demonstrated power source that can be self-looping, with excess high voltage flyback serving to power the internal systems. I do like the concept of the outer ring, but we have definite validity in the OTC-X1 and the Townsend/Brown plasma dynamic dielectric setup with the vertical core and hull layering.
These all need to be tested obviously, but the physics aspect to these things have reached a point to where things just have to be built at this point. But this is the status of the Outer Ring.
It does not mean all is lost, it just means that now the only direction left to go is to build the systems and go from there, and the Outer Ring can be adapted and applied as the development phase gives us definite knowns about how all these systems work, starting with the OTC-X1.
Regardless, we're at a real starting point with a real working technological basis. See the Construction Blog page for the test setup of the OTC-X1.