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Old 03-28-2013, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by bradharris View Post
Imagine spinning a top on your desk. If you spin it absolutely perfectly, it will stay perfectly straight up and down at the start with the only motion being around it's axis. But that never happens, there is always a bit of wobble, this is because of the torque being applied in an infinite number of other axes. Too much of this OAT and the top will simply crash to the ground. With a minimal amount, the "On-axis" torque will dominate and keep the top standing.
Are you talking about precession? I am having a hard time imagining wobbling that is not precession (unless the top is out of balance. Like a glob of mud on the rim of a disc like Carnavas said upthread...or an Epic)
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