WHAT – A carbon fibre gear in a helicopter

WHAT – A carbon fibre gear in a helicopter

Could a carbon fibre gear be the future of aerospace and cycling?
On the left, a bog standard metal gear but on the right is the newest and lightest composite carbon fibre gear from a helicopters main rotor gear box. Designed to reduce weight and increase strength this carbon fibre gear is the first of its kind in a bid to take modern aviation to new heights. (pardon the pun)