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The little model rocket-engines that could
11/28/2007 - 11/30/-0001

Lansing, NY, November 28, 2007 -- Model rocket engines are no longer child’s play. Thanks to the creative engineers at Advanced Design Consulting (ADC), these tiny toy engines will be pressed into a big mission: saving the lives of victims in car accidents, train wrecks, plane crashes or building collapses.

After receiving a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, ADC has begun designing this next-generation portable rescue jaw and spreader to be substantially lighter and more agile than the more-famous “Jaws of Life.” The company is expected to have a prototype ready in April; and in spring 2010, ADC plans to have the device ready for manufacturing.

“Currently, state-of-the-art rescue jaws and spreaders are very heavy and they are tethered to a hydraulic line or power cable” said Eric Van Every, Director of Research and Operation at ADC. This tether and weight make the current rescue jaws and spreaders difficult to use, particularly in remote situations.

ADC’s rescue jaw and spreader will use the model rocket engines, in a six-shooter style compartment, to provide enough energy – about 15,000 pounds of force – to drive the spreader and cutter. Once an engine is spent, the energy is replaced with a new model rocket cartridge already in the six-shooter compartment.

Eric Van Every says the developing the rescue jaw and spreader is an “exciting project” and looks forward to finishing the prototype.

Every year, more than 40,000 people dies on America’s highways and nearly three million people are injured in car accidents. Alex Deyhim, President of ADC, says: “If you remember the children’s story The Little Engine That Could, well these are the real-life little model rocket engines that could … eventually save lives.”

About the company: Advanced Design Consulting USA, Inc. is a privately owned company organized and structured to provide technical services to all types of clients from small scientific entrepreneurs to universities, government agencies and private industries. The firm’s expertise and activities are primarily related to engineering design, research and development, testing and custom fabrication. It searches for innovative solutions to difficult problems. To order a copy of the free catalog, call (607) 533-3531 or send an e-mail toadc@adc9001.com .  For further information, visit the ADC Web site at www.adc9001.com .