OK, that was an erudite way of calling me stupid, you get points for that, but I was not asking about the physics of the lock when I asked "Am I missing something?" My question was whether I had misunderstood Sal's response, and wasn't it in conflict with many forum responses? Seemed to me Sal was indicating the Endura lock was an outlier, not that it was normal--whereas several forum responses indicated that it was probably normal and functional.SolidState wrote:Well, since you've pressed the issue: perhaps you missed the physics of torque, and the wonders of the last fifty years of materials science.
Also I'm confused about this:
I don't mean to be impertinent, but aren't you coming to the same conclusion that many of us are (and possibly Sal, depending on how you interpret his comments) that the pictured endura's lockup is less than optimal, even though you have superior abilities to comprehend physics and material sciences and utilize torque equations and calculate forces necessary?SolidState wrote:While the second endura pictured has an exaggeratedly small overlap which IS less than optimal....The complete misconceptions about basic physics and material science present in this thread are indicative of an inability to utilize simple torque equations to actually calculate the forces necessary to cause failure in 420J2 of that thickness with that much overlap.