It seems that I may be able to produce kits of the low overhang Exponential handle for about $25. The major expense is those pesky aluminum links. I am getting quotes on about 25 sets and they seem to be coming OK.
But, is there any interest out there? If 10 guys are interested now, I would be ready to throw the dice to spend the bucks for a short production run. I am estimating that I could break even on a 25 unit run.
Hand making a pair of the links takes me 2 hours. Clearly not practical even if I were willing to spend the time. I am only willing to make them for ME at that rate! But, it is the only handle I like to fly now. In fact, I crashed the last plane I flew using a standard handle because it didn't respond as well as I have been accustomed to!
Ray Firkins and Jim Hoffman have flown with my Expo handles and liked them. Perhaps they will toss in their 2 cents here.