Posted by grim (220.127.116.11) on July 11, 2003 at 08:14:25:
In Reply to: Grim - I must be thick! posted by Nick Hall on July 11, 2003 at 07:27:11:
No, you're not thick. I tacked the answers onto a copy of your post. Probably just hard to follow.
This is what's still there, in jist:
Yes, it turned out similar to MT63 after the drwgs by Bessler came out. Two weights only.
Yes, it was a physical model, I don't do CAD or simulators.
Five to six violent turns from self-start always, tore up, rebuild, do again.
It was extremely noisy.
No chance to hook anything up to it, or rather didn't try. Busy trying to keep it together to analyze
why it wanted to fly apart.
Yes it was reproduced by e-mailed drawings (that you all now have) by Brett Smith in Australia, who took the basic
drawing, like myself, and fine-tuned lever angles, stop positions, spring strengths, etc, until he got it to self-start
and self-destruct just as here. The drawing gets you into the ballpark, you will not avoid fine-tuning for best operation.
Yes I really did tack answers on to your reposted questions. You can also read Brett's response to Scott's question.Yes I did
sideline it because its jerky movement is not what was described by eyewitnesses to JB's wheel.
All I can say is put it together and play with it and adjust it like we did, if you wish or care to. As Brett wrote, "keep your fingers
out of it"!
Best to you and all
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