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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby JoeF » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:22 pm

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Yes, however, another technique set could be those with Safe-Splat systems for niche circumstances.

Idea: One form of SSS might include a radical "stall-tip" morphing. What have we on such?
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby JoeF » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:56 am

This morning's idea:
Force a straight segment to go through a bending. Have the SS ski vertical leg forced through the angle change of the downtube of the triangle control frame (TCF). During the bending some non-rebound energy of splat is being converted to the heat of bending. Choice of material and specifications for this concept are not decided. This method wills be challenged to be open to simple reset.

Alternative non-bound legs into the downtube of the TCF is a chapter open for anyone to develop. Camlock for non-rebound combined with air-compression or even air-release are open to explore. Also, using crushables (need replacement of new crushables once used) in the interior of the downtubes of TCF may be explored.
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby JoeF » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:44 pm

Beneath a Gemini recovery program model that was to be landed via a framed paraglider is found
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby JoeF » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:16 pm

HS3 test Movie1 Full See anti-whack ski
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:40 pm

That was pretty slick watching both the pilot ... and the glider ... land on skis!!
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby JoeF » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:44 pm

Maybe yes, maybe not:
Possible motivation for Safe-Splat:
http://ozreport.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26517

Perhaps motivation at the initial trip event.
Perhaps motivation in the series of flying experiences after the initial injury.

Warming up thoroughly and stretching thoroughly ... before launch and before landing ?
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby JoeF » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:49 pm

Motivation for making progress on Safe-Splat?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/donliddard/3800464335/
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby JoeF » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:11 pm

Will some Safe-Splat systems be involving the Safety Sphere?
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Perhaps pop it in case of unintended deployment?

Reminds me of the Mars landing device.
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Maybe canopy PGs could regularly bubble land?

Maybe the very HG harness could double as a Safety Sphere airbag.
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Skid appears on the MP W7 AWES:
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And a different approach: Armadillo rolling (macro HG format?)
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Safety sphere, alternate
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby JoeF » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:53 pm

Just came across this idea in my head (will explore and report later):
Chinese handcuffs? Have a helmet that stands way off the head, but has load path stiffed to tail of full-body Chinese handcuffs (thus body-cuff?) .. As the crunch begins the cuff tightens the body from the feet-leg on up to hip and torso; head-neck do not get crunched, but tensed. Need drawing.
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby JoeF » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:26 am

Furthering the bodycuff this morning and sharing: Strut over rear flying cables with a non-breaking slightly bowing streamlined-sectioned material; these will be taking splat forces via compression as the bodycuff tail pulls on the rear keel. The harness may be modified to be a Chinese bodycuff and tied for arresting to the rear keel. Combined with the frontal non-rebound ski forms and the off-head helmeting (bump goes to rear of bodycuff and shoulders and not the neck or skull). Artists?

Rough rendering, options certainly available for development:
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