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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC] Accidents


Thread: [IAC] Accidents

Message: Re: [IAC] Accidents

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From: Archer5151 at

Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 01:14:47 UTC


  In my past days of racing off-road we wore "horse collars" to protect the 
neck in an accident.  A horse collar prevents much of the movement so your 
head can't be tossed around a stress the neck.  I think it would be difficult 
to produce the same effect without losing the ability to see in all 
directions especially backwards to pickup the horizon in a loop......

We also had straps on our arms to keep them inside the roll cage during an 
accident.  Again I think it would be hard to do in the cockpit.

It seems to me we are at odds.....we want super strong airframes, yet 
crushable in an accident......a solution which will be clever if found.

RIck Aldom


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