Tuareg Posted February 19, 2015 Share Posted February 19, 2015 Actually I strongly suspect in this situation, the 'missing' inertia does something weird like move the CoM or is dissipated as heat as the offset mounted RW flexes the craft. if you go back a couple of posts this is exactly what i wrote if you would apply torque to a mass-less object at the end of it it wouldn't rotate around its com but around the axis the torque applied. the object doesn't just change this behavior with having mass just cos why not or because "all our empirical observations". it has a reason, there is a force compensate for that change and that's where the missing torque is going- - - Updated - - -What is not clear to me is why the larger object would rotate around a different axis. Can you elaborate?what? we are talking about the SAME object rotating around different axes Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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