Re: This new CVT design is interesting....
I could see this one becoming a reality once it's made with the right materials and placed inside a case. The design proof model does have a rather narrow ratio range but either using a larger ring gear, smaller planetary gears, or by stacking multiple units would all work in favor of a wider range.. another factor that's not mentioned in the videos or info is how well does this all stay in balance as rpm increases? it seems like as the gears are offset the balance could be shifted unless 2 of these were stacked and set up 180 degrees away from eachother or a counterweight that can move in and outboard from the center would need to be used. It's definitely a good idea and with a little refining I could see it working