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The habitat portion would rotate once per revolution the way you described.

 

All very nice when you don't look out the window.

 

But when you want to observe what is going on outside the background will appear to be rotating, so you apply a counterspin to stop the rotation, making it not rotate, just revolve, and it will look normal. Might feel a little odd while your doing it.

 

I still don't see how that would work. You could stop the rotation by applying a counterspin, but that wouldn't stop the centrifugal effect. The experience inside the habitat would be the floor tilting from horizontal, no? "Down" is always outwards. By the time the counterweight had revolved 180 degrees, you'd be standing on the ceiling.

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I still don't see how that would work. You could stop the rotation by applying a counterspin, but that wouldn't stop the centrifugal effect. The experience inside the habitat would be the floor tilting from horizontal, no? "Down" is always outwards. By the time the counterweight had revolved 180 degrees, you'd be standing on the ceiling.

 

That's basically the idea. Blood alternately rushes to your head or feet but the background doesn't spin. After observing you go back to normal mode.

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