bushpilot Posted August 31, 2008 Share Posted August 31, 2008 One to think about on a wet Sunday :): My company is currently doing ADR compliance work on an Ariel Atom sports car... http://www.arielatom.com.au/ One thing we have found is that to make the seat belt system perform in a satisfactory manner, we are best to use a full harness system rather than the 'normal' lap-sash system. I.e. We can more effectively restrain the 2 occupants using the full harness - meaning less likelihood of bodily injury at certain crash speeds - in this somewhat unique car, that has very little actual body-work and a tubular frame.. Got me thinking about our recreational aircraft: Trikes normally have a full harness system, yet 'high performance' rec aviation and GA aircraft usually have lap-sash only.. Why is it so? Lap sash are OK when combined with crumple zone designs in cars, but aircraft dont have this requirement; generally just a big heavy motor ahead of the cabin.. I figure that in a heavy landing or crash situation, the walk-away rate could be higher if all of our a/c had full harnesses.. Views?? Cheers, Chris Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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