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Old 09-21-2019, 04:48 AM
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Hi all, going in a new direction with the flywheel project.
Decided to get rid of belts and pulleys and integrate the generator into the flywheel itself.
Picked up a 10 lb. cast iron weight lifting plate and was glad to find the center hole is accurate from manufacturing.
Then made a shaft adapter for the center hole, which is a tad over 1 inch, using steel epoxy putty in a mold, then drilled 5/8" shaft hole and lathed to fit cast iron plate.
The flywheel rotates very true.

Will then use bedini style pulse motor circuit for propulsion and probably air coils around the rotor/flywheel, for power generation.
This should be more efficient, as the intention is not to generate big power, just power some lights and charge some batteries for this design.
Will be attaching neo magnets to periphery of flywheel to start with, though a separate wood rotor could be made also and have plans to add more flywheel weight if needed.

Working on the structure at the moment.
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