[UPDATED] Edited version of both gyroscope experiments (far more viewer friendly)Since uploading the original 6hr gyroscope test to determine whether the earth was turning or not, I have been keen to run a test confirming the bearing in the gyroscope gimbal was sensitive enough for the job at hand. This sounded like an easy enough task, but after a number of attempts with bits of things I had lying around, I soon found out it was actually quite tricky. The experiment is a follow-up to the original 6hr gyroscope experiment found hereor the much more palatable 3min summery here:The purpose of the experiment was to test whether the friction in the main bearing of my gyroscope gimbal would be strong enough to overcome the proposed slow rotation of the Earth The initial experiment spanned 6 hrs and was designed to demonstrate the Earth rotation (ala Foucault 1852), however, as predicted the gyroscope didn't move at all. The YouTube comments suggested (some quite rationally & politely) that friction in the bearing was to blame for the non-movement, and invalidated the whole thing. (click the images to enlarge)
There was even a response from the manufacturing company owner http://imgur.com/HbwcsTc The discussions carried on on Twitter too https://twitter.com/swearyG/status/802999624705409024
About year ago I contacted the owner of the manufacturing company that made the Precision Gyroscope and had some in-depth discussion on the topic. Mr. Turner was convinced that his Precision Gyroscope was not capable of registering any movement of the earth, [wait for it] due to the amount of friction on the main bearing, and therefore it was not capable of registering 15 degrees of movement every hour, or the rotation of the earth. I maintained that it would be sensitive enough, due to the high 12,000 rpm being able to generate more than ample energy to overcome any bearing friction from an already precision tooled main bearing. This was, of course, just my opinion.
Unfortunately Mr. Turner has not been back on twitter since we talked, but I will email him shortly to inform him of the results. So, I've been working on a viable way to #TESTIT In order to test this opinion, I obtained a high torque 24 hour clock mechanism where the hour hand shaft rotated 360 degrees in 24 hours (same as the proposed spin of the earth)
I attached a platform to this hour hand shaft and placed the gyroscope on top of the platform
I could see two possible outcomes
If the gyroscope was not sensitive enough to register the hour hand turning, then the entire gyroscope and gimbal would have rotated with the 15 degree per hour platform.
Alternatively, should the gyroscope be sensitive enough for the job, then we would see the gimbal legs move with the platform, BUT the gyroscope would remain ‘rigid in space’ and pointing in the same direction it was when it was spun up.
[Unedited raw version)
As we will see from this initial 2 hour test, the gyroscope performed perfectly and remained rigid, thus demonstrating that it IS sensitive enough to register a rotation rate of 15 degrees per hour, or 360 degrees per 24 hours., or the claimed rotation of the spinning ball earth
So What Does This All Mean
Though the video is mind numbingly boring, despite something actually moving this
time, It’s significance is literally world stopping
What this means is that the main criticism regarding the initial “Spin of the Earth Detection Experiment” has now been shown to be unwarranted. Meaning the 6hr non-rotation demonstration and results still stand, unchallenged.
Via the Scientific Method –
EARTH IS STILL A STATIONARY PLANE
[PS. Please feel free to provide any counter evidence that refutes this, but I do mean actual evidence not just opinion from the peanut gallery]