The heliocentric model says the earth is a ball which rotates on an axis through the north pole once every 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds. The additional time of a 24 hour average day is claimed to be produced by an eccentric orbit of the earth around the sun and the effect of a tilted axis of rotation.
If the earth does rotate according the Heliocentric theory it should be moving a little faster than 1000 mph or 1600 kph at the equator. And yet as of 2019 no tests have provided conclusive proof of any Earth rotation.
This project seeks to verify the aspect of the Heliocentric theory regarding Earth’s rotation. The instrument to verify any rotation will be the mechanical gyroscope.
A man named Leon Foucault claimed he had made a pendulum which demonstrated the earth’s rotation. Since then mainstream science has pointed to action of Foucault’s pendulums as proof that the earth is rotating.
In February 1851 Foucault built for public demonstration a pendulum suspended from the dome in the Pantheon in Paris. The precession caused the plane of oscillation to rotate 360° in 31.8 hours. This demonstration created great excitement that the heliocentric theory now had direct demonstration of the earth’s rotation.
As these pendulums swing the line of the oscillation gradually rotates. This is called precession. Precession is seen in most bodies that rotate or pendulums which oscillate. Foucault’s claim is that the change in the pendulum’s swing is actually the earth rotating underneath it. He was claiming that his pendulums did not have precession but that the line of swing was fixed relative to space and it was the earth which was turning.
Writings and commentaries in 1851 indicate strong evidence that the precession of the pendulums is merely the result of friction in the mechanical pivot.
Some models built with great care by noted scientists failed to precess as fast or as slow as Foucault claimed they should. Other replications had the precession proceeding counter clockwise rather than the expected clockwise direction north of the equator.
The fact is that many constructions of a Foucault pendulum require adjustments to obtain the predicted results. This fact was stated in July of 1851 by George Biddle Airy then astronomer Royal.
It can’t be denied that such required adjustments are as likely to be adjusting the outcome of the test to agree with the theory. These “adjustments” continue to be required even in this century.
For example in 2001 a Foucault pendulum was constructed at the south pole in the stairwell of a newly constructed research station. It has been claimed that this verified Foucault’s theory. But these excerpts from the report prove that adjustments had to be made to obtain the desired results.
“A hole was drilled through a length of 2×4 through which the pendulum’s wire was fixed in such a way that it would have freedom of movement in all directions. The 2×4 was then fixed to the top of the stairwell and the wire suspended down into the stairwell.”
“There was no mechanism for keeping the pendulum swinging and the amplitude decayed within a couple of hours so it had to be restarted periodically over the 24 hour period.”
“Our first attempt with the pendulum showed the Earth spinning backward from what was expected. We didn’t notice this at first because we’re all from the Northern Hemisphere and are accustomed to the earth spinning in an anticlockwise direction. We then realized that from our frame of reference the earth should be spinning clockwise so we had to modify the pendulum.”
“Our second attempt showed the earth rotating in the proper direction but at an angular velocity twice what is expected (ire., 12 hour days instead of 24). We suspected some kind of government conspiracy but decided to make a further modification and try it again.”
“It was difficult to make the pendulum swing in a plane instead of an ellipse. After several attempts with various techniques of holding the bob and dropping it we always got some kind of ellipse instead of a plane. This adds to our error because it is more difficult to locate and mark the pendulum arc’s apex. A way to do it is to suspended the bob by tying it off with a piece of string and letting it settle, then burn through the string. The bob would then drop without any outside force and swing in a plane. Since it is against the Antarctica Treaty to have any open flames at the South Pole we could not do this. After much practice Mike Town got very adept at dropping the bob so that it arced in a plane.”
It is hard to believe that proponents of the heliocentric construct use this observation as verification of the earth rotation. Anyone truly seeking the facts can’t be satisfied that we at present have any proof that the earth rotates.
To accurately verify the Heliocentric claim that earth is rotating it is imperative that a device with precession less than 10% of the expected rotation effect be constructed.
The properties of the gyroscope have been successfully used in navigation both on the sea and in the air. Within the required tolerances modern day gyros do provide a critical reference for pilots to know when they are in straight and level flight. Because of the long time frame involved the degree of accuracy to verify the earth is actually rotating is far more precise than required for sea or air travel. In the summer of 2018 FECORE began testing gyros and inertial motion units (IMU) to determine if they could be used to verify the theoretical rotation of Earth.
Since the attitude of an IMU gyro can’t be manually observed it is impossible to check for precession of the IMU gyro.
But any precession of a mechanical gyro can be objectively measured. After many hours of testing by FECORE member Rick Zimmerman it has been concluded that all commercially available gyroscopes precess unpredictability in the long time frames required to verify any Earth rotation.
The photo is an example of a very high precision gyroscope. The rotation speed of this class of gyros is over 10,000 rpm but the rotor is less than ¼ pound or 200 grams. These are not built with any attempt to eliminate precession. They are made for amusement only.
FECORE has decided to build a mechanical gyro that can remain fixed in space within the margin of error required to verify the earth’s rotation according to the heliocentric theory.
Since September of 2018 FECORE researcher Stefan Poiss has been building such a gyroscope.
The rotor was custom machined from brass. In contrast to the commercially available gyros FECORE’s gyro has a 3232 gram or 7 pound rotor. It is 194 mm or 7.63 inches in diameter. Even at a modest speed of 2000 rpm it continues spinning for 30 minutes.
Initial testing is very positive. We have confidence that precession will be well below the margin of error required.
The bearing at the base of the gyro can be turned by a control circuit and a series of step down gears at rates slow enough to simulate between 5° to 70° per hour earth rotation in either direction. In the photo below the step down gear boxes are on the left.
This controlled rotation can be used to check if there is any precession of the gyro due to vibration or torque. If the precession is much smaller than the predicted rotation of the earth under the gyro then a valid measurement can be made.