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The Spinning Toy

The Rega book “A Vibration Measuring Machine” discusses the hundreds of interrelated and interdependent engineering phenomena and compromises that are necessary to design a competent turntable. In the book we discuss the gyroscopic effect of the rotating platter and the necessity that the thrust point of the main bearing needs to be a specific distance from the centre of gravity of the rotating platter.

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Some turntable manufacturers design their thrust bearing so that it is at the center of gravity of the rotating platter.
Rega has always believed this concept shows a misunderstanding of the various forces inherent in a rotating turntable.

Our little spinning toy demonstrates perfectly that a spinning flywheel with its centre of gravity close to the contact point is inherently unstable. In fact, it is so unstable that it will upend itself and spin in a more stable manner on a thrust point that is further away from its centre of gravity.

 

Visit your local Rega  dealer and give it a try, these are 'FREE' to all customers on a first come first served basis limited to 1000 pieces worldwide.

Give it a try, find a large flat surface and using the knurled end give the toy a good spin and see what happens!

**This product is intended for collectors of 14 years of age and above only as the product may present a choking hazard**

The Rega book a “Vibration Measuring Machine” is available to order though all Rega dealers or directly from the Rega website

These toys will be available towards the end of January 2019 and for a very limited period.

 

 

 

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