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ORBO Debuts Tomorrow

  1. Jan 29, 2010 #1
    This is not a permanent magnet motor. It is more like a pulse motor

    Their site has a number of experiments to demonstrate that they have eliminated the drag from counter EMF. The final experiment will be shown today.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/S5nae_I_Mus&rel=0&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1"></param><param [Broken] name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/S5nae_I_Mus&rel=0&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

    Thanks. link fixed.
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  3. Jan 29, 2010 #2


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    Might need to clear your past buffer. Don't think that's the link you wanted for ORBO. :wink:
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  4. Jan 29, 2010 #3
    You should look over this series of experiements replicating Steorn's work, but with better explanations of the results:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF0PdJn984s ​
  5. Jan 29, 2010 #4


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    Is the Steorn crackpottery a banned topic?
  6. Jan 29, 2010 #5
    it looks to me like their motors are doing negligible work, anyway, which would translate into negligible back EMF, no? sure, make everything slicker 'n shinola and very light with PTFE, keep most of your magnetic flux in the center of that toroid so that it's really not well-coupled, and then act all surprised that you can't see anything. negligible coupling, negligible inertia, and negligible load = failed experiment.

    thing is, you never know if these guys are really con men, or just stupid/unedumacated. used to be, they would fool themselves because they didn't understand something like how to computer RMS, or the limits of their instrumentation. maybe when someone does a coherent writeup of why this thing is a failure, you won't see much of it anymore, either.
  7. Jan 30, 2010 #6

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    There is no need to address this in S&D because it can easily be tested and the results published.
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