Friday, July 13, 2012
Now I have all the shunts inserted between the magnets. The rotor requires less torque to get it started, and the rotor turns for a longer time when spun, so I think we're making progress. Eliminating cross currents between adjacent magnets is the key to getting this thing to run. This set of shunts is 16 mil sheet metal. What we need is something that conforms to the spaces between the magnets better. So, the next thing I am going to try is the iron powder mixed with epoxy, and injected into the spaces where I need to control the cross currents between the magnets. We are starting to see the potential of the UABMM2 now.