Ludwig, what exactly is so hopeless on this type of headsteady?
He believes that the motion of the engine/drivetrain should move in a purely vertical motion and that any of these link type head steadies introduce an arc to the movement
the arc movement is there , but purely theoretical and totally irelevant .
I tried to explain earlier that everybody with basic metal working skills can make a perfect , one piece headsteady in an afternoon for less than 5 dollars .
What does this headsteady do : it prevents lateral movement while allowing vertical movement , using an existing fixing point of the frame .
You can achieve exactly the same goal without using heim joints .
But apparenty , if it doesn't look high tech , It isn't shiney and doesn't costs a lot of money , ( some ) people just can't believe it will work .
Trying to convince people of an alterative seems futile and hopeless..
Having said that , this new headsteady looks very nice and well made .
It shure looks strong enough to moore an aircraft carrier .
I am convinced it will do an exellent job , but IMO it is a typical case of overengineering .