Originally Posted by Jon Kerr
Have you ever run a Checkpoint motor? I don't think you've ever seen a Checkpoint up close if you think these motors aren't innovative.
You do know what innovative means right?
n 1: a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation [syn: invention] 2: the creation of something in the mind [syn: invention, excogitation, conception, design] 3: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"; "he regards the fork as a modern introduction" [syn: initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, introduction, instauration]
Trust me I know a lot about both motors, and yes I have run both the Revolution and the the immitator.
The checkpoint did not provide anything the Orion motor did not previousely provide infact, I have seen drawings protoypes of early endbells where the Rev even had a screw on brush perch which later was scrapped as inefficient. The only thing not copied was the fact that the Checkpoint does not have the added benefit of an angled brush tube something Orion has patents on, though from what I understand Orion also has patents on several other aspects of the cp motor which haven't surfaced yet.