In May we reported that the gyro had sustained damage to the rotor. Stefan had a new stainless steel shaft made. The material is much harder than brass and still non magnetic. This required another dynamic balancing of the flywheel. The bearings on the flywheel shaft were changed to high precision angular bearings also known as spindle bearings. They are designed to function with both axial loads and thrust loads.
After making these changes the gyro has been able to reach spin rates of more than 7500 rpm. Four tests at speeds between 6000 rpm and 7500 rpm were captured on video and can be viewed on the FECORE YouTube channel. At 6000 to 7000 rpm the gyro spun at rates useful for retaining its position in space for 15 minutes. At 7500 rpm the usable test time was a full 18 minutes.
There were 5 tests recorded. All the tests were performed in Austria. In all 5 of the tests there was little or no movement. None of the movements indicated any relation to earth movement. The slight movement that was detected was counter clockwise which is opposite what is predicted by the heliocentric model in the northern latitudes. Here are two screen shots from the 7000 rpm test video. Note the time and the fact that there has been no movement.
Lets do a brief comparison with the FECORE gyro tests and the gyro test reportedly performed by Leon Foucault.
FECORE’s tests of 2019
FECORE’S gyro has 2 times the diameter and 3 times the weight of the one Leon Foucault used in 1851.
The flywheel is dynamically balanced. This technique is superior over static balancing and didn’t exist in 1851.
The bearings used in this gyro are high precision spindle bearings. Tolerance class P4S. No such bearings were available in 1851.
In 5 tests recorded on video having between 15 to 18 minutes of high spin rates no turning of the gyroscope suggested any relationship to any earth rotation. No significant precession was observed.
Foucault’s reported 1851 tests:
The reports concerning the 1851 Foucault gyro state that Foucault was able to use a hand cranking mechanism to spin his gyro at 12,000 rpm.
It has been stated that Foucault and instrument maker Gustave Froment were “able to make a precision device that was unaffected by precession.” The present day proponents of the heliocentric model also state that Foucault’s gyroscope “ran down after about ten minutes, but had it continued turning for a sidereal day, it would have returned to the initial orientation with respect to the Earth.” That means they believe that at any location on a spinning globe a gyro perfectly ridged in space would in 24 hours turn a full 360°. And one other fact a little beyond imagination the original Foucault gyroscope is lost, only replicas exists. None of them are functional.
In the FECORE gyro we have an instrument which maintains its position in space as evidenced by the fact that when the base below the gyro is slowly rotated the gyro does not turn.