After doing some design work and spending time creating the first test wheel I have a working model. This one is just the first test and I have already made several changes to the design to make the wheel work better. In this video you can see the wheel working and how fast it spins. I time the RPM’s and find that the wheel goes 8 revolutions in a minute.
The next step it to place the tube on the wheel and get this thing pumping. That update will come soon.
I have now added the tube to the wheel and started to get some pumping results. The wheel base needs some adjusting to make it efficient and allow it to turn with the weight of the water in the tube. check out the update:
I have purchased the needed items to make the double wheel. Here is a picture of the progress: