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Old February 12th 18, 04:08 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 6:23:56 PM UTC-6, Dan Marotta wrote:
Well, screw the helmet idea!* Who needs the weight?* If you're gonna go
that far, why not a set of light weight glasses with a bluetooth
receiver built in and all of your flight and collision avoidance
information focused at infinity through the glasses kinda like a HUD.*
Cockpit sensors would track the glasses and adjust the picture to the
viewing angle.


Agree on the weight - what I'm thinking is more like a shell to hold the visor, electronics, mike, earphones, position sensor, cooling fan (why not?). More like a bike helmet than what we used to wear.

Glasses are OK but the field of view is limited - If you have tried a Hololens vs Oculus Rift you know what I mean. I would want the "HUD" to have at least 200 degrees of FOV so it would show traffic that I'm not looking directly at.

Anyway - all the cool sports wear helmets - chicks dig them!

Kirk
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Old February 12th 18, 06:18 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 9:07:16 PM UTC-6, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:
On Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 5:16:28 PM UTC-8, WB wrote:
Can’t believe no one has suggested a robotic trailer that rigs/derigs for you.


I love it. Tesla has an automatic cable that pugs into car, just don't bend over near it!


Shocking!
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Old February 12th 18, 09:37 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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My wish-list of what should be feasible today:
*Pylon or shoulder wing. The Mü31 or a bit more radical.
*Ditch Schempp-Hirth drag brakes. They are heavy, complex and require an enormous amount of man-hours to build. Use "crow-foot" flaps instead, a bit like the AS system, but much more extreme.
*3-piece wing that's mounted on top of the fuselage. By using such a mid-wing you can drastically reduce structural wing mass.
*Use the above to build a 10m2 wing with an AR of 45-50 that's no heavier that today's racing class. Easily do-able with a sparless center wing and pultrusions.
*FES, with a raised main gear so you can take-off.
*Reduced battery pack for the FES. Replace that with a 5 HP 4-stroke generator and you loose all drawbacks of FES.
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Old February 12th 18, 11:04 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:49:28 PM UTC-8, RW wrote:
If we agree...


We do not.

--Bob K.
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Old February 13th 18, 01:45 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Race cars use spectra as part of the crash protection structure. Wonder why gliders have not copied from race cars?
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Old February 13th 18, 02:44 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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You mean the tethers that keep deck lids, fenders, and the like from flying into the crowd?

Probably not needed in typical Sailplane crashes...
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Old February 13th 18, 05:07 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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No, and spectra is way too expensive to use for deck lids, fenders... It is in a lay up.
On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 5:44:57 PM UTC-8, Tony wrote:
You mean the tethers that keep deck lids, fenders, and the like from flying into the crowd?

Probably not needed in typical Sailplane crashes...


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Old February 13th 18, 05:40 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10:07:11 PM UTC-6, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:
No, and spectra is way too expensive to use for deck lids, fenders... It is in a lay up.
On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 5:44:57 PM UTC-8, Tony wrote:
You mean the tethers that keep deck lids, fenders, and the like from flying into the crowd?

Probably not needed in typical Sailplane crashes...


Spectra is a brand name for aramid fibers better know by another name: kevlar. I believe kevlar is used in the cockpits of the "safety cockpit" Schleicher gliders and probably others. A mix of carbon/kevlar seems to be common in the seatpans of new gliders these days.
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Old February 13th 18, 05:52 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Interesting, as in sailing we have kevlar sails, but spectra lines.

On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 8:40:38 PM UTC-8, WB wrote:
On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10:07:11 PM UTC-6, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:
No, and spectra is way too expensive to use for deck lids, fenders... It is in a lay up.
On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 5:44:57 PM UTC-8, Tony wrote:
You mean the tethers that keep deck lids, fenders, and the like from flying into the crowd?

Probably not needed in typical Sailplane crashes...


Spectra is a brand name for aramid fibers better know by another name: kevlar. I believe kevlar is used in the cockpits of the "safety cockpit" Schleicher gliders and probably others. A mix of carbon/kevlar seems to be common in the seatpans of new gliders these days.


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Old February 13th 18, 06:56 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9:40:38 PM UTC-7, WB wrote:
On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10:07:11 PM UTC-6, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:
No, and spectra is way too expensive to use for deck lids, fenders... It is in a lay up.
On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 5:44:57 PM UTC-8, Tony wrote:
You mean the tethers that keep deck lids, fenders, and the like from flying into the crowd?

Probably not needed in typical Sailplane crashes...


Spectra is a brand name for aramid fibers better know by another name: kevlar. I believe kevlar is used in the cockpits of the "safety cockpit" Schleicher gliders and probably others. A mix of carbon/kevlar seems to be common in the seatpans of new gliders these days.


Spectra is a polyethylene material. Kevlar is an aramid.

Mike
 




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