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Asked by: Ted Pittman
Subject: Pendulum testing
Question: To mathematical Gyronauts,

What math would you use to predict the performance of a Pendulum Test when the driving force is oscillating or pulsing horizontally?

Everything I've read assumes a steady horizontal force.


Date: 18 May 2021
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Answer: Glenn Hawkins - 18/05/2021 20:33:49
 Hello Ted,
If not a horizontal force, then what? 1+0= 1 works for me.

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Answer: Nate - 28/05/2021 12:47:08
You have your wit.
I have my patent.

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Answer: Glenn Hawkins - 28/05/2021 20:14:49
 Hi Ted,
Good for you. I sincerely wish you the best in your endeavor. Hope springs eternal and you have that on your side. ‘ Best of luck to you.

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Answer: Ted Pittman - 31/05/2021 01:01:31
 Thanks Glen.

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Answer: Nate - 20/06/2021 12:41:39
 Research indicates a better testing method is to propel a boat in water like Roy Thornson.


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Answer: Nate - 29/11/2021 18:14:47
When Roy Thornson's patented device moved a boat in a pool of water it was said to be a demonstration of Inertial Propulsion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx4LT3GZjlY

So, I diverted my attention to duplicating such a test. But, now I've found a convincing experimental and mathematical analysis of Thornson's device, which proves that it is
NOT an example of IP after all!

Upon reviewing historical posts on this website, I discovered that Sandy and several others have doubted Thornson's IP claims since before 2011. I'd thought they were doubtful because Thornson's device is not specifically gyroscopic. (Neither is mine.)
I've spent a lot of time preparing to duplicate a non-effectual test !

Just this past week, NASA launched a missile to intercept and nudge an asteroid. And, while I still believe inventions like mine could power Space Tugboats, I am doubtful that Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos or Branson will be interested mechanical propulsion now.

We'll see what a Pendulum test reveals.


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Answer: Glenn Hawkins - 09/02/2022 23:03:36
 Hello Nate,
You wrote a couple of statements.
“Thornson's device is not specifically gyroscopic. (Neither is mine.)”, also “Just this past week, NASA launched a missile to intercept and nudge an asteroid.”

Aside from the force of an impact, do you consider that in space there is no mass to push against but for a rocket’s mire exploding gas? That greatly limits the use of the law of equal and opposite force. One solution for your method after landing your craft on an asteroid would be to dig and extract rocks of heavy mass and explode them into space, as with a howitzer.
Good fortune to you,

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