There needs to be a redesign to address the very weak aspect of the Carbon Fiber Arm (CFA) to the Hoop Connector (HC).
The large hole in the CFA is to large and severely weakens the CFA and the CFA to HC connection. It’s large size introduces weakness and a failure point in manufacturing, assembly and operation.
There is a very simple redesign of the CFA and the HC that will greatly enhance the overall integrity, strength and stability of the connection while not changing the size or shape of the red HC.
First, the large hole in the CFA is eliminated and replaced by three smaller holes centrally located in the middle of the CFA in a linear fashion.
The weakness of the large hole in the CFA is eliminated by this redesign.
Second, the single piece red HC is redesigned in three smaller pieces.
A center block that installs between the CFA.
Two outer blocks that screw into the center block thru the CFA utilizing the middle
hole of the three smaller holes in the CFA.
The center block has four female connection points. Two female connections at each end of the center block.
Each of the two remaining HC outer blocks has two male protrusions that connect thru the CFA into two female ends in the center block forming a structurally strong connection.
Each of the outer blocks has a single screw that secures each outer block with the center block thru middle hole in the CFA.
Hence, two of the three smaller holes in the CFA act as connection and alignment holes and the third hole is for the screw securing it all together.
I sent a photo of a hand drawing to Paul Whitehead for his review and assessment.