In #MESExperiments 9, I demonstrate one of the most fascinating experiments ever performed. This experiment came a whole year after discovering that gyroscopes rise magically all on their own (See Experiments 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 at https://peakd.com/experiments/@mes/list). Those earlier experiments shows that gyros rise upwards when they should instead fall down; effectively behaving lighter. And in this experiment, the opposite happens. Adding a counterweight such that the gyroscope is balanced horizontally instead makes the gyroscope behave heavier and magically drop downwards and lift the counterweight in the process! This is one of the most mind-boggling experiments of all time!
Note that from my epic #AntiGravity Part 6 video, https://peakd.com/antigravity/@mes/series, the gyro spin and precession directions tend to always want to align even if it means behaving heavier or lighter, i.e. magic. Note again that this demonstration is only possible when there is very little rotational or precessional friction, hence why it drops when hung by a string but with the conventional gimbal setup it would not even precess. Also from Part 6, this low friction requirement alludes to "torque over-unity" in that the gyroscope amplifies forces or torques.
As the gyro spin speed slows down the gyro is still upside down but now the precession spiral is larger, similar to Experiment 6 in which the centrifugal outwards precession "force" gets larger as the gyro slows down. Interestingly, at even slower gyro spin speeds the precession circle and precession speed gets smaller, again while the gyro is still upside down! After 7 minutes, the gyro starts to rise gradually upwards, but this is likely due to the string getting wound up and starts generating (over-unity) counter precessional force. Amazingly, just the mere unwinding of the string is enough to cause the gyro to precess in the reverse direction while this time rising upwards above the horizontal! And once again, as the gyro loses even more spin speed even in the now risen position the precession spiral/circle moves outwards further out. This time, the counterweight appears to be the new "center of mass".
View video notes on the Hive blockchain: https://peakd.com/mesexperiments/@mes/mesexperiments-9-gyroscope-with-counterweight-hung-on-a-string-rises-downwards-magicx1000
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