Random Engineering, Physics, ..., Concepts and Ideas


While Law 25 above is sociopathic, Engineering has its golden precepts, like KIS and Murphy’s Law, and classic texts like Soul of a New Machine and The One Horse Shay. No one in our time is a better teacher of what an engineer should be than Henry-

Kidder’s classic applies to the drama of AWE-



NASA test video referenced in another video linked on the forum:


Is this the future of yo-yo AWES transmissions:


Further discussion on this here: Magnomatics’ patented Pseudo Direct Drive (PDD®)

Potential technology for MAWES launch
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Pretty impressive actually

This robot has some eerie similarities to cockroaches (playlist)

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Airspeeder - The team and process

Mechanics of Materials / Strength of Materials – Understanding Torsion The Efficient Engineer (YouTube playlist)


A large polar moment of inertia was the main driver for me choosing to investigate Tensile Rotary Power Transmission using large diameter rigid rings (polygons now) and multiple connecting lines.

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The Simple Science of Flight
From Insects to Jumbo Jets


How do wings work?
Holger Babinsky
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1PZ, UK

The popular explanation of lift is common, quick, sounds logical and gives
the correct answer, yet also introduces misconceptions, uses a nonsensical
physical argument and misleadingly invokes Bernoulli’s equation. A simple
analysis of pressure gradients and the curvature of streamlines is presented
here to give a more correct explanation of lift.

If the above link doesn’t work, the original link is still up: http://www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk/outreach/Project-resources/Wind-turbine/howwingswork.pdf