OK, here I have all the magnets installed. This thing is dangerous at this point. There are literally hundreds of pounds of magnetic force on both the rotor and the stator. They both hate each other and love each other in that in one position they want to go flying apart, and an inch away they want to slam together. The rotor weighs less than a pound, but when it is stuck to a metal surface like the refrigerator it takes a major effort to get it loose...
on that shaft. Then the stator would move on the outer support rods,
1/2 screws, and would be a spring loaded, nut actuated engagement
system. Then also the bearings would need to be extra heavy duty, and
mounted n the ends of the shafts so the magnetic forces can't bend the
shaft around at will. Total redesign of the mounting system, the rotor
and stator would remain the same.
The first picture here is the
rotor in position, and the magnetic forces bending the shaft to the
physical balance point. Looks pretty sorry. Then the second
picture is the loose rotor levitating over the stator. The axle is
preventing movement in the X and Y axises, and the magnetic forces are
causing the rotor to levitate in the Z axis.
I had also thought
about taking the magnets and building something else, perhaps some new
alternator, or a levitating toy. Right now I think I'll just go and get
a bowl of Pho, and a nap...