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Flettner Rotator (Spinning Spool)

PIRA 2C20.80

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

A spool is given a spin. The air around the spool will exert a force perpendicular to the axis of rotation, pushing the object off of the straight path trajectory.

Recipe and
Location:

Spool
Launcher

Video:

Streaming Video:

None

MPG Video:

Flettner Rotator (Up)
Flettner Rotator (Down)
Flettner Rotator (Right)
Flettner Rotator (Left)

Real Video:

Flettner Rotator (Up)
Flettner Rotator (Down)
Flettner Rotator (Right)
Flettner Rotator (Left)

Notes:

None at this time.

 

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