Holy crap this would be scary
415s30 last edited by 415s30
Good god damn Bobby thats a lot of energy in there yes I am baked watching youtube again
Nicky Chagrin Janitor of SHIELD last edited by
@415s30 A flywheel story from the distant past:
A person I once knew spent some time working in remote areas of South America when that was still pretty much a frontier land. One place had a backup generator that used a flywheel starter. When line power was up, a motor kept a very large flywheel at speed. When power dropped, the flywheel started the diesel generator.
One day, there was a mechanical failure. The flywheel came off. It smashed through the wall of the generator building, rolled through a valley, and vanished in to the trees, never to be found.
facw last edited by facw
@facw Oh wow, sort of the same kind of thinking as using a capacitor for EV garbage trucks.
@Nicky-Chagrin-Janitor-of-SHIELD I can believe it, that shit is scary.
The Crazy Kanuck last edited by
@415s30 Do not stick your dick in that.
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Krusty Walnut last edited by
@Old-Busted-Hotness That looks like something I built with lego as a kid. Neat!
newjoekaz last edited by
@Nicky-Chagrin-Janitor-of-SHIELD Isn't this part of some old movie where there is a guy looking for the Ark of the Covenant and he gets chased by basically everything in Africa? I seem to remember that flywheel being a star in the movie.
Afraiders of the Lost Flywheel?
BJ last edited by BJ
@facw I imagine turning the bus in one direction was easy but turning the other took a bit more effort... Crazy design.
john norris last edited by john norris
I really enjoy what they do. They do amazing big things with pretty minor resources.
So knowing how wheels mount to hubs on autos I'm looking for a tight hub centric fit and/or tapered lug nuts into countersink holes. Otherwise you might get a little slop in the fit that results amplifying any small imbalance.
The hub may be a hub centric fit. Hard to tell.
The lug nuts look flat.
But this looks like a real interesting mount the way the flanges and bolts go together.
They might have had a little better success with a little better engineering. But I'm sure he's running on a shoe string budget now. Even more so now than what they had on mythbusters.
Thanks for sharing it.
@john-norris Yeah I wish I had some space to mess with things.. A guy I work with was a stagehand on Mythbusters, he builds Wasteland Weekend vehicles now, his neighbors love him.