We are down near Tampa. We actually drove through Tallahassee on our way down.Congratulations. How Central? I'm up by TLH.
I normally refrain from talking politics with people so I can avoid issues. As I told one of my volunteers at a training exercise in April: "There's a time for that sort of thing. This isn't it. Fair enough?".I feel I'm "someone who generally respects you, considers you a friend..." so wondering.
If I can be of assistance, let me know.Voidhawk said:Now this IS something I am addressing in my aircraft, in front and back seat areas.
It's actually been an area of concern for decades to anyone paying attention. De Haven was documenting vertical loads as a major problem by the early 1950s. The problem is that most people don't pay attention or have an attitude that "If you're a good enough pilot, you don't need all that crap".Aesquire said:Spine protection is a relatively young subject in home built & GA design.
As bright as Tony Bingelis was, one of his recommendations for seat design-- bolting the seat directly to the spare with ZERO stroking capability-- practically gives me a facial tic.
Summit or Simpson would be my first two choices. Keep in mind that the DOT standards are well below what is needed for maximal protection (then again....so is the aircraft you're bolting it to). If it were me (and I am back working on my design again), I would insist on something that meets the NHRA, NASCAR or (preferably) the Formula 1 ("FIA") standards. The testing on those makes the FAA/DOT standards look like the quality controls in a Chinese factory producing knock-off Vera Wang purses.DrSwede said:While pondering all the above, one thought did pop up. Apologies for thread drift, but any recommendations for a decent 4 point harness to replace the antique in the Hawk? In looking around, I have found lots of non-DOT harnesses or what I call a "show harness." Cheap harnesses marketed to kids for their "Fart pipe cars". Looking towards Summit racing at present. Anyone have good success with a particular model or brand?