IanLep wrote:AUTOGYRO you are clearly 'desparate to get you technology taken up by somebody... anybody.
I've already responded on an other thread that using multiple planetary sets, each with motors etc is covered by numeroius prior patents.
And in response to your comment that the Zeroshift Technology was a scam..... it was NOT!
The original 2004 technology used flexible arms fitted into slots in the top of each bullet. This was later replaced in 2006/2007 with the bullets fixed to the Underside of each Actuator ring.
The technology would work but suffers from some engineering issues which I pointed out to them in 2004. Namely forces acting against the bullets and their slide channels etc.
There was also no hope whatsoever that the ZSL technology could possibly reduce the size of the gearbox which was their original claims.
The problem with Zeroshift was that I showed them numerous layouts and mechanisms that would hae aload them to circumvent issues with their previous mechanisms. However it's clear that William Martin was obsessed with getting 'his' invention recognised. In this he failed from a Business objective and didn't recognise a Gift Horse when it was shown to him.
I am not desperate to do anything.
In fact Ian you have again underlined the reasons why I hate the bloody industry.
All trick shifts that retain a stepped layshaft geartrain are scams.
The need for a shift speed faster than the conventional baulk ring or dog ring system in a road car is a waste of effort.
It is the gearing that needs changing to meet todays demands for energy efficiency.
F1 is simply a marketing exercise living in its own regulated world completely remote from the real one.
Zeroshift was primarily a marketing operation selling snake oil.
The shift ideas covered by zeroshift and the others originate from just after WW2, I talked at length with Alec Stokes about them in the 70s. All the mechanism geometries mentioned were covered and some not yet even in the public sphere.
It is all ancient history Ian.
My system is well documented and has a paper trail going back 40 years.