I never really had a good read of the RadMax Fabrication article as I am kinda cynical in my advancing years. But I will try put on a positive face and say that this latest effort is the best one so far.
Although the cam is missing from these the pictures the vane design is on the right track. (sic)
Aluminum? What happened to M2 Tool steel, John must be on a tight budget. I dug around for Path Technologies and they looked pretty solid.
Aluminum has very little give compared to steel or titanium. I used to have a Cannondale road bike and it was too stiff. After a hard ride my back hurt for a couple of days. Not so with steel. I heard titanium had a softer ride than steel but I wouldn’t know I could never afford one. Eaton tried to make aluminum golf shafts but they were way to stiff and didn’t catch on. Although I loved those golf shafts I could hit my 7 iron 180 but I could not work the ball either way it would just go dead straight.
Eaton should have stuck with it as I heard the senior flex was the best shaft of them all.
If I was a Las Vegas bookie giving odds, I would give this effort a 20 percent chance of success. (giving the investors a good heads up)
If (and when) this engine fails - the Rand Cam Engine as John knows it – will die…
EDM been there done that.
“RandMax” I should patent that as I usually don’t make spelling mistakes