The Variator is a device that transfers and adjusts the engine torque by changing the ratio of gears. Gear ratio can change automatically, manually or within a pre-set program. The term most drivers and automobile enthusiasts are more accustomed to is Continuously Variable Transmission or CVT. With the Ugears Variator model of the STEM lab collection, you can learn and comprehend one of the most important parts of a car without soiling your hands in machine oil!
The roots of the modern car CVT go back to 1879 when an American entrepreneur and a pioneer of the automobile industry Milton Othello Reeves invented a device for use in sawmilling that he then called a variable-speed transmission. Later he began fitting this transmission to his cars. The Reeves CVT was also used by several other manufacturers.
Model size: 16.8*12.8*10.6 cm
Package size: 20.5*18.8*6.3 cm
Number of components: 104
Estimated time for assembly: 2.5 hours
#WHY WE LOVE UGEARS?
We love Ugears for its beauty and challenge. Each of the models is a mechanical masterpiece that you get to put together yourself. For anyone who loves to make models, design or just tinker, this will make you want to do more. Patience and perseverance are required skills, not so much age. Although I would recommend that kids under 13 years be helped out by an adult. Now just up to you to choose your model. Good Luck!