This is my attempt at understanding any real world physical effects from quantum spin. I will start with the short version first. A .... When we have a free floating electron in space is the physical orientation of the quantum spin axis locked into a fixed 3D orientation and from there can only be flipped? Locked to empty space?? Long version So if we have a simple free single electron with random 3D physical orientation flying through space at a well defined speed and direction. Electron is known to have only 2 states of quantum spin Up or Down. For this electron we will assume it has no physical spin, it is not tumbling. This electron is not in an atom thus NOT in an orbit / shell. Now this random electron passes through a Stern–Gerlach like devise with vertical magnetic field north up and horizontal electric field both of proper proportions to remove the electron charge effect (Lorentz Force). B ..... What are the possible observations about the spin? Only deflects up or down indicating its quantum spin or does it land anywhere on the lip shaped profile giving an ordination value of the spin axis? C .....Is there a 50% chance a discreet photon is emitted indicating a spin flip or some random energy as the electron oscillates into alignment? D .... Or in this context quantum spin is not applicable, it can only be applied in conjunction with other quantum values and or other quantum particles?