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December 30th, 2006 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-12-30 12:48
  Subject:   The Yonge CVT. The first simple, non-friction based CVT ever.
  Mood:der ubernerd
  Music:Kraftwerk - Metal On Metal

A bevel-gear implementation of the Yonge phase-shifter, suitable for variable pitch props on planes and boats.


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A (not so) quick sketch of how it works...Collapse )



Not to take anything away from Yonge, but intuition is now whispering in my ear that there's some way to make his chain-based CVT even better...
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