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Old 11-07-2016, 09:06 PM
serendipitor serendipitor is offline
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Western Washington
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There is one problem with all the over-balanced wheels of this type. They all try to take weight from the ascending side and throw it outwards on the descending side, using centrifugal force.

Think of figure skaters. When they throw their weight outwards, they *slow down*. When they pull inwards they speed up. In such a gravity wheel, the very mechanism intended to keep the wheel moving causes it to also slow down. Overall, the momentum exchange is a wash, and energy neutral at best.
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