> Steve Clayton Wrote:
> > Hi Hanslune,
> > Just for the record, I do not believe in
> > or Kits.
> > You are correct, lots and lots of ropes. So
> > that the papyrus plants went nearly extinct.
> My error which I have corrected I now understand
> you are working independently. I apologize for my
> previous misstating your efforts
> In mentioning ramps I meant the tracks on which
> the counter-weighted system would have run
I understand Herodotus said, that Kufu's Causeway had a "polished" top surface. Polishing a surface that long would be a major undertaking. I suspect that Kafrey's
Causeway would have had the same, at one time. Even if you are pulling sleds with rocks on top, it stands to reason, you would want to reduce the friction.
Where I left off here on GH, was the discovery of a Double Incline Plain Calculator, which revealed you could pull average size stones up the face of the Pyramids. I paid
an engineer once, and he showed it could not be done. At the time he was correct, though he based his conclusions, on a wrong subset of information. It really comes down to a matter of Friction. It could be accomplished with water weight only, though
I feel they would want to be in control at all times. This would imply they helped push or pull the water vessel (barge) down the Causeway, while lifting. Reviewing all this, reveals how special a 4.6 -5 degree Causeway angle really is. Within this range, men could control and make up the difference in COF ( coefficient of friction). It fits so nicely, that the lift could come to rest, and also be brought out of a static position, using only a handful of men. If they used water on the Causeway, it might explain why there is a ditch running along side the causeway and into the Sphinx containment area. They may have been bailing water, when needed. Speculation?
A bit of a side track... I had my house built 30 years ago. My contractor made a mistake in excavation. This mistake lead to a very high ceiling in my garage. As with many garage doors, they run on a track upward, and make a 90 degree arching turn. I wanted to use the extra space, and put a new floor in. Those tracks which made that turn, were now in my way. So, I went down to the Steel yard, and purchased steel cylinders approx 3.5 " x 30" long. I hung these attached to the cable, and ran the track all vertically. Placed the cylinders into 4" PVC Pipe 15 feet tall. To this day, if I want to lift my garage door, I do so with very little effort, as they are counter balanced. It's easy to figure out. Does not require a lot of metal ability. (:
My short film, if I ever finish, will best explain the process. I have Egyptian characters walking where I choose. Today, we have what is called 4D Characters, which are hard to tell from actual people. They make movement, which can be seamed together. All the layout, I have done over many years in Sketchup. Once rendered, it looks real. For many, seeing is believing, and I will supply the math information for each segment. Problem is, there are several scenario, which could have been used. Which one do I portray? I will place a bit of the video up here, with a link before long.
Sorry for my rambling on...