Friday, July 19, 2013

Experiment 10.11:Turning Only One Sub-Assembly

In this video,
1) The wheel motors are engaged at 00:04 seconds.
2) 47 seconds into the video, the right subassembly is engaged.
3) 1 minute 10 seconds into the video, the (central) cage motor is engaged.
01:10-01:30 Cage Motor Torque = 1 A
01:30-01:50 Cage Motor Torque = 0 A
01:50-02:10 Cage Motor Torque = 2 A
02:10-02:30 Cage Motor Torque = 0 A
02:30-02:50 Cage Motor Torque = 3 A
Having only one subassembly on, between 00:47 & 01:10, caused the entire cage to oscillate back and forth, depending on whether the rotating subassembly was ascending on descending.
After 01:10, the cage motor attempts to raise the non-rotating subassembly. Whenever the rotating subassembly's assymettric weight is above horizontal (i.e. for 180 degrees of its rotation), however, the rotating subassembly is able to somehow arrest the acceleration of the cage and prevent the rise of the non-rotating subassembly.
That is to say the rotating subassembly is somehow able to siphon the energy of the cage and transfers it to the outer frame of the machine, making it bounce about on the floor with the kinetic energy thus acquired.
At first, I could find no explanation based on existing physics for why or how  the rotating subassembly is able to stop the cage during 180 degrees of its (the subassembly's)  selfrotation. In order for the rotating subassembly to affect the cage rotation, it must be able to push against something else, according to action-reaction principles. But since the spinning subassembly is completely embedded in the superstructure of the machine, there is nothing else available for it push against. So how is the rotating subassembly able to resist the torque of the central cage motor?
Interestingly, if the other subassembly were also rotating, as we saw from experiments 10.9 and 10.10, the cage would not pause at all.
The natural explanation is that the rotating subassembly is pushing against the earth, through the medium of the cage pressing on the outer frame of the machine, and the entire machine pressing down on the earth strongly. Not only that, but that the spinning wheel is then using the resistance of the earth as an input torque that cause the spinning wheel to gyroscopically precess the entire cage about the vertical axis, causing the  entire frame to move about on the floor!

The machine sustained some deformation during this experiment, whose examination proved very interesting. That's coming up next.