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Chunky
2007-Oct-06, 07:25 PM
if you attached four (or more) gyroscopes together. making a square with maybe one more in the center of the square.

half would be horizontal and half would be vertical.

and if you did place the fifth one in the middle the "square" then it should rotate on counter to its spin.

did that last part make since....ill try to explain it better if i didnt get the thought across...ill try at least.:eh:

Kaptain K
2007-Oct-06, 08:43 PM
No!!

astromark
2007-Oct-06, 09:22 PM
It is true that gyroscopes will bring stability to a tumbling space craft. But No!, they by whatever placement can not slow the inevitable force of gravity.
Gyroscopic motion can transfer energy. It can not propel or slow the true motion of the vessel its on.

JohnD
2007-Oct-06, 10:29 PM
Johnathan,
I remember Prof. Eric Laithwaite, the inventor of the Maglev principle, presenting his anomalous gyroscopes, that appear lighter when spinning, at the Royal Institute's Christmas Lectures. He continued to work on them and to claim a reactionless drive that did not offend Newtonian physics, but not everyone agreed with him.
You may like to read about him, on the Wikipedia and here: http://www.alternativescience.com/eric-laithwaite.htm

You can even watch the Profs famous demonstration there, at: http://www.gyroscopes.org/1974lecture.asp a site that from you interest in gyroscopes you should explore further.

John

JohnD
2007-Oct-06, 10:35 PM
J,
Give the mod a chance to notice your mistake; click on the red/white triangle, top right and report yourself!

John

antoniseb
2007-Oct-06, 10:50 PM
Merged threads, removed duplicate post.

Michael Noonan
2007-Oct-07, 12:04 AM
Are you suggesting a stable plane to remove polhode movement to enable a stable centrally located gyro to take a fixed bearing on a distant star perhaps?

If the base could be made free of interference the any measure would then be accurate without the implied need for mathematical correcting.

Cheers