inertial propulsion with gyroscope part 19 motorising the gyro
Here are some surprises i got when i put a small motor in place of the ball bearing, to motorise the gyro and get a constant speed for long time
Plus the possibility of controling the speed by RC in real time and more by adding RC controlled servo to make some interesting experiment as testing the inertia in precession .
So the first surprise is that the (good) gyro when in a constant and high enough spinning speed, tries to maintain a position at 90 degrees between the vertical rotation shaft and the spinning shaft.
Even when forced down or up, it want to return to 90 degrees. Which exclude the aerodynamic effect.
Further more if i increase the spinning speed of the gyro,, nothing changes only the vertical rotation slows slightly.
It seems that when the speed is decreased to a certain threshold, then the gyro goes below the 90 degrees and the chariot moves back and forth as usual.
To notice that when the gyro is at 90 degrees , the chariot does not move on the ground.
Second surprise is that, ( if the gyro is good ,that is , and i insist on this point, with almost all mass in its rim) there is no detectable nutation when it is stabilised at 90 degree ?? So is it possible that nutation is due to dead mass arround the gyro or a lack of spinning speed? To be studied.
Third surprise, if there is a mean to stop precession by a small upwards lift, The precession stops, i would say , instantly.
Forth surprise it seems that by engaging or stopping the precession, there is very little movement of the chariot. Of course the small servo is not instantly releasing the small rope, and there is some inevitable dead mass which can probably add inertia in this stop and go of the precession. To be further and deeper studied.
Voila for today