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Old 02-16-2017, 11:07 PM
Allen Burgess Allen Burgess is offline
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12 magnets

Consider this array for the twelve magnets: Three times the throw and six times the force. The rotor magnet blocks can simply be twice the thickness. 6 times 530 is 3180 grams equals 7 pounds of force for 1- 1/2 inches; So, if Luc hung 7 pounds 1-/2 inches off his table top by a string wrapped around the wheel, and released it, it would have to turn the wheel 180 degrees.

This linear force has an asymmetrical relationship to the force required to turn the extra magnet weight on the axle. This disproportion may result in a self runner!

Last edited by Allen Burgess; 04-16-2018 at 07:08 PM.
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