PENDULUM TESTS CONFIRM LAITHWAITE-JONES GYROTHRUST EFFECT
By: James Cox
Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 14:29:04 -0700 (PDT) From: james cox
Subject: PENDULUM TESTS CONFIRM LAITHWAITE-JONES GYROTHRUST EFFECT To: firstname.lastname@example.org MIME-Version: 1.0 X-Rcpt-To: email@example.com PENDULUM TESTS CONFIRM LAITHWAITE-JONES REACTIONLESS GYROTHRUST EFFECT Since receiving a copy of the BBC (1992) Heretic Television series on Eric Laithwaite from Chris Tinsley at the Mallove residence in New Hampshire, I have studied it closely to see how I could replicate some of the extraordinary experiments shown in this half hour video. It was harder than I thought it would be, but over the last few weeks, success! Alex Jones was able to advance the c.g. of a gyro device mounted on wheels on a level table a distance of two feet, by forcibly tumbling a pendulus suspended gyro. In my successful experiment, I hung the special designed gyro-carriage from a four "V" string configuration from ceiling 6 feet to c.g. of gyro-carriage assembly. The motion is thus biased to travel linearly. The total weight is about 24 ounces. The vertical plumb line through the c.g. is marked on the floor beneath the test assembly. The gyro is held horizontally and spun up with a hand drill. It is then released from a dead-rest at the plumb line. In the first 180 degrees of force precession, beginning immediately upon release, the c.g of the entire system moves outward about two feet away from the plumb line! The whole series of tests with different designs has been video taped and will be made available in June for interested parties (to be included in my "Introduction to Inertial Propulsion video soon to be released. The thrust is calculated (F=mgtanO) as about 5 to 6 ounces, or 21`% of the static weight. In the next 180 degrees, it strokes in the reverse direction . The mystery is, how does this darn thing operate -- generate a one-way force in a self contained unit!!!! The summer issue of Antigravity News will be devoted entirely to Gyro Propulsion Technology, covering the work of Alex Jones, Eric Laithwaite, Sandy Kidd, Fran McCabe, Richard Foster, and many others. My website is at: http://www.padrak.com/agn/ ---Jim Cox, ed. AGN.
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