December 30th, 2006

ronin

The Yonge CVT. The first simple, non-friction based CVT ever.





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

http://www.yonge-cvt.com/how-it-works-pitch.html


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuously_variable_transmission

http://www.yonge-cvt.com/


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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