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Direction Dependent Gear Selector


Entry ID #: 5272
Created: Wed, Jan 10, 2018 7:04 AM

To address complicated mechanisms for supplying more torque in one direction and more speed in the other (e.g. catapults with their wind-down and release), AURA created Direction Dependent Gear Selectors. These are an elegant solution that can be implemented directly to a simple gear train to power such mechanisms, with no extra external control needed - all switching is done purely based on the direction! See the attached report for full details.

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