Re: New Concept?
- Hello Jan,
sorry I don't see why your idea should work. I don't see:
"torque" created by the flywheel would be enough to "shift" your
center of gravity"
ADD A DRAWING to your description, otherwise nobody will understand
--- In AMBIENTENERGY@yahoogroups.com, "jan_p_cack" <jan_p_cack@y...>
> A little while back I had an idea and want to share it. Please
> free to e-mail me your thoughts and opinions. I have not made anyenough
> pics yet so I hope I can adequetly describe this concept for you.
> If you had 2 very large diameter wheels, side by side, with
> distance between them to suspend a carriage big enough to carry 1of
> person. Consider these "wheels" to be spokeless, without a center
> any kind, and a smooth rim for "guided rollers". The "carriageroller
> assembly" would be "free spinning" on the rims with multiple
> assemblys. This will provide the least obstructions and easilythe
> enable a low center of gravity for stability. In a neutral state
> weight of the carriage would "balance" itself on the inside of theflywheel
> Incorperated into the carriage would be a "flywheel" of ample
> size/weight. this flywheel could be "powered" by many different
> sources but, for simplicity, consider human/pedal power. This
> flywheel would be orientated the same direction as the wheels,
> spinning at a very high rpm. I believe the "torque" created by the
> flywheel would be enough to "shift" your center of gravity. If the
> weight is shifted foward this would force the "vehicle" to roll
> foward. This seems like a pretty effecient form of "inertial
> That is the basic concept in its simpliest form. I have been
> thinking beyond this and wondered if you manually pivot the
> on its axis, as it's spinning, will this create a "pivot" reactioncould "transfer"
> on the vehicle for a controlled turn? I also thought if you use 2
> flywheels and could build/buy a "syncro-mesh, variable speed,
> counter-rotating gearbox assembly", something that
> torque/rpm's from one flywheel to the other this may provide for a
> controlled forward/reverse reaction.
> I cannot imagine this form, or variable, to be any more than a
> whimsical toy. Maybe someone else can realize more potential in
> this, it just came to me and seemed kinda cool and interesting.
> Looking forward to your responses.
> Jan P. Cack