The Anti Gravity Wheel or torque induced Gyroscopic Precession!
The Anti Gravity Wheel or torque induced Gyroscopic Precession! This man in the video below lifts a 42 pound wheel or a 19kg wheel, as you wish, at one end of a meter long shaft, while it’s spinning. It’s fair to say that he could never lift the shaft holding it for the opposite end of the wheel, if it wasn’t spinning. It’s not about magic, just good old physics in a cool action.
The thing that makes this magic-like anti gravity act possible is called torque-induced or Gyroscopic Precession. See, if the wheel is not moving, it’s very difficult to move it, it feels heavy. But if you spin it with a drill, let’s say up to few thousand rpm, the shaft will remain horizontal. The weight of the wheel won’t pull it to the ground, but due to the fast spinning it creates a torque that pushes it around in circle. Before you jump to conclusion you should know that this doesn’t make the wheel lighter. No, it just makes it feel lighter.
You can see in the second video that Derek is measuring himself with the wheel on a scale! Check it out!