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Old 07-09-2014, 06:14 PM
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lever moves elliptically

Originally Posted by purelyprimitives View Post
Here's another looped view where the rotation of adjacent levers can be clearly seen rotating in a circle. If there is any elliptical motion here it must be very tiny because they both appear to have the same rotation angle:
You're looking at the elephant's leg trying to explain the elephant. Judging what it is doing by looking at the bottom of the lever near the pivot serves no purpose.

There is nothing rational about drawing any conclusion from that clip as there is not enough information.

You have to account for the actual mechanism at the top as the lever oscillation is much wider than the throw of the cam/wheel. It is not a mild ellipse at all.
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