Video of Laithwaite’s Demonstration

Many thanks to Steve Crothers! This is such a simple experiment that anyone could replicate it at home, with a small model, or outside with a larger device. The video was made at Imperial College Studio. This is a counter gravitational force and there is no counterbalancing lateral centrifugal force as Laithwaite points out. This force does not exist in standard classical dynamics, but everyone can see that such a device will throw itself two hundred feet in the air. We will now look for an explanation within ECE2 theory.

New Gyroscope Forces Observed by Laithwaite and Shipov

Dear Myron et al.

Here is Prof. Eric Laithwaite himself giving the demonstration:

Eric Laithwaite – gyroscopic gravity

Here are additional films of him in action:
Eric Laithwaite’s lecture on gyroscopes part 7/7

Kind regards,
Steve Crothers

Eric Laithwaite’s lecture on gyroscopes part 7/7

The Royal Institutions 1974-75 Christmas Lecture given by Eric Laithwaite.

Eric Laithwaite – gyroscopic gravity

His research in later years into Gyroscopes was, and still is, a topic of much discussion within the scientific …

On Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 1:38, “” <> wrote:

I suggest that this force is contained within the structure of Eqs. (4) of the attached. These equations describe the free rotational motion of an asymmetric top in fluid dynamics. In the presence of the earth’s gravitational field there is another torque present, as described in the opening part of UFT119. So the spinning top or gyroscope in clasical dynamics is due to the equilibrium between torques:

F x r = omega x L

In fluid dynamics we have

F x r = omega x L + (v dot del)L

If L is not time independent the complete equation is

Tq = F x r = dL / dt + omega x L + (v dot del)L

This equation describes the motion of all gyroscopes adn spinning tops, and also introduces the posibility fo new effects via the convective derivative (v dot del)L. These could describe the torque observed by Laithwaite, a distinguished engineer at Imperial. To be able to hold a forty pound weight with one arm, there must be a counter gravitational torque. Presumably anyone can try the Laithwaite experiment for themselves, and presumably it has been shown to be repeatable. If not, it could be tried in our Muenich lanoratories. So I will work on this theory shortly. It will certainly need the use of the computer for solution. The stony silence adn ostracization came from the Institute of Physics, not the Royal Society, but it was a wildly irrational, very hostile response. That is no longer possible in the enlightened age of internet freedom. The correct Baconian response is to repeat the Laithwaite experiment. There is a photograph of it in the pape sent over by Michael Jackson. This photograph could not have been faked or doctored.

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