MYLOW Magnet Motor Update: Another 18 Hours Continuous Operation

Friday, April 3, 2009

IMPORTANT FE TRUTH UPDATE : This story was later later shown to be a hoax. The MYLOW motor used concealed fishing line which was only spotted weeks later after some video analysis.

Sterling Allan from has given another update after speaking with MYLOW today. Reproduced below:

"I spoke with Mylow this evening as he was driving home then arriving, to see the motor still turning. He has had it running since 1:00 am Central last night.

"As he walked back in his house, it was still running. "It's still running real fast." We timed it at about 140 rpm (33 revolutions/15 seconds). He stopped it to try something at around 7:10 pm Central, so it had been running around 18 hours continuous, with no apparent slow-down."

He said it took him 8-10 hours last evening and into the night to figure out how to get the "red" magnet that I sent him will work stably.

He ended up with a configuration of sets of 7, followed by a space of 2 1/4 inches before the next set. Then the last set has 6 magnets, and the final gap before the first set starts again is 4.5 inches.

"It took me all night to figure out how that red magnet works. It's all trial and error. There's a pattern here. Pattern changes when you change a variable."

"Now it's working beautifully."

He had the stator magnet about 1.5 inches away from the rotor magnets.

"While we were on the phone, he move it a little closer, and said it started spinning faster -- too fast for him to count."

"He's been talking to his attorney to get advice about the right way to proceed with this thing. Apparently, the attorney will be coming over this evening. He's waiting for that before he posts his next video."

"I talked him into at least moving the motor over into the kitchen on the glass table so that it's ready to film."

While we were talking, he had a little crash in which four of the rotor magnets came off.

"He asked me to stop sending him any more magnets. He likes how this one works, and he doesn't want to have to keep re-arranging the rotor magnets with each new stator magnet."

"He said when you change magnet strength, it changes gapping, spacing between rotor magnets and between rotor and stator magnets."

"It's not easy changing orientation of some 50 magnets."

Different shape/type of magnet, have to change it. "If you change something, you have to change everything else." Now here's something fascinating. He said that the stator magnet gets cold. His brother had noted that to him.

"While Mylow and I were on the phone this evening, he took out a thermometer. He said the room temperature was 68 degrees. Then he put it on the magnet and started reading the temperature as it dropped down to about 55 degrees F. This was at around 7:14 pm, some four minutes after he stopped the motor."

He said the rotor magnets were at room temperature.

"It did that with iron magnet too."

In his present set-up, the bottom of the stator magnet is level with the bottom end of the protrusion of the top of the rotor channel magnets. When he started the motor up again at 7:18pm it took about 15 seconds to reach its equilibrium speed.

He's always talking about the "sweet spot" where the motor starts. That refers to where if he lets go of the rotor it begins turning and accelerates up to its equilibrium speed.

"I asked him what happened if he just gave the rotor a little spin. I got the impression that he'd never tried that before. He is so set on the idea that he wants this thing to self start, that the idea of giving it an initial boost did not occur to him? I may be wrong."

"Anyway, he said, "When I do that [give it a kick start] it starts spinning."




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