Re: [DML] Gear Teeth Question
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Re: [DML] Gear Teeth Question

I did ask a mechanical engineer friend, and he did say
that these types of gears ARE directional..  And he
agreed that if the angle drives in our DeLoreans were
"borrowed" from a design where it has been flipped
over, it would have a higher failure rate.

Maybe if I have some time, I will see if I can find my
old one to take apart and have him inspect.

--- Martin Gutkowski <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> They are called SCREW GEARS
> content22207 wrote:
> >
> > I'm no physics major, so here's a question for
> those who are:
> >
> > If you have two gears with teeth that intermesh at
> an angle, like a
> > letter V, is it easier to rotate towards the point
> at the bottom or
> > away towards the ends?
> >
> > I've been playing with my angle drive, and it sure
> seems easier to
> > turn backwards than forwards. It's as if there's a
> binding force in
> > one direction and a loosening force in the other.
> >
> > The gears in Smith angle drives angle towards the
> speedometer output.
> > Our primary direction of wheel rotation turns the
> angles towards each
> > other. If the unit were mounted on the right
> wheel, primary wheel
> > rotation would turn the angles away from each
> other.
> >
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939
> >
> >  

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