posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 08:01 AM
This has very little to do with engineering, and more to do with physics.
The magnetics involved, use their non-attracting sides to generate motion. For this to work, the two magnets behind must have less friction, that the
ones front. This is achieved by the V-shape of the magnets. But only if the stationary magnet, has it's force in the middle of the V-shape. Wether
used both on top and bottom sides, is irrelevant. Because kinetic motion is needed to push the upper and lower magnets out of place, to make the
rotion. This is accomplished, with the shape of the rotary on the side. Kiving it potential energy when in the top position, giving it enough
potential energy to move the two magnets out of place.
This isn't really an effective machine, as it is in reality just the same system as an electromagnetic motor. Where the kinetic energy is supposed
to replace the electromagnetism. The system is not producing enough energy to sustain itself, if it's going to do work ... as you'd have to replace
the kinetic parts, with something more efficient, and that in reality being electromagnetism ... you're back where you started.
The only question here, is wether the shape and position of the magnets, will increase the effectiveness of an electrical rotor, or not. And that's
an engineering issue.