i have a problem regarding rolling wheels. ihave a double wheel rim connected by spokes, which is in perfect balance, with two baskets hanging between them, on opposite sides of the wheel, such that when a weight is added to the top basket the wheel will rotate, dropping the basket at the bottom and continuing until it angular momentum runs out (177 feet is the furthest distance achieved!)(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

i would like to know how i can calculate the theoretical maximum distance i should be able to get. i can work out the angular velocity and the moment of inertia, but i am lost as to what to do next, any guidance would be appreciated.

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# Rolling wheel problem

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