[200q20v] RE: [s-cars] Re: [BIRA] 3pt Seatbelt harness

Theodore Chen tedebearp at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 25 13:28:43 EDT 2001

> Also, the FAA and EAA did some studies a while ago WRT to the angle of belts
> between the shoulder and their anchor points. This was of particular
> interest to homebuilders of aircraft, especially those building aircraft
> with bubble canopies where fixing the shoulder belt attach point higher than
> the shoulders is not a viable option. They tested frontal and rollover
> events, with instrumented crash test dummies, and discovered that spinal
> compression was independent of the included angle of the shoulder belts.
> This testing was all done years ago, and documented in Sport Aviation. This
> is all from my CRS-addled memory, meaning take it all with a grain of salt,
> and verify before you make any decisions based on my little note here.

by the way, i tried to check http://www.sportaviation.com/ but it
appears to have been hacked.


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