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Joe Scheil wrote:http://martin-baker.com/products/new-seat-installations-retrofits/
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Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:39 am
Iclo wrote:Sorry for the out-of-scope comment : it looks like servicing an MB ejection seat for a 104 became more difficult: the Norwegian one is grounded until a solution was found for its cartridges. So I don't think considering all constrains to successfully use an ejection seat at ground level on a land speed record attempt, and considering the late driver was not at all a flying-pilot, a ejection seat was not an option.
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Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:05 am
Adding a roll/crash cage capable of handing a zero altitude 500+ mph mishap might have been possible, but is purely speculation best left to better engineering minds. It was a risk taken by the NAE team, and one that I'm sure will haunt them the rest of their lives.
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Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:27 am
exhaustgases wrote:Yeah so dying in a crash was the best option? Smart
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:13 am
Iclo wrote:The way you argument is sorry to have to say that ... weird. All the explanation and facts demonstrate that having an ejection seat would have not reduced the global risk for the driver.
Finding solution to mitigate all the risks involving by a specific situation is done by
- Finding all the predicable risks,
- Evaluating for each of them the probability to see it occuring.
- Finding a set of solution to reduce the impact of the risk
- Prioritaries the actions / solution to be implemented based on the probabilies, technical possibilities and finance / ressources available.
After that you run again all the process, to insure that the solutions selected to be implemented is not increasing others risks in a way seeing the global risk increasing.
It's of course very easy to come after the accident, witch a specific situation having occured and saying that all the security decision would have done for reduce this risk without consideration for the others risks.
If this poor girl would have been killed in this car at zero speed by a cartridge explosion in a fire or killed in an ejection attempt where the crash would have be survivable staying inside the car, I guess you will have a different argumentation now.
After an accident, the way the investiguation is conducted is mainly checking that with the availables information BEFORE the accident, an other way of management and decision could have make a better outcome. Including the way the pilot, driver, etc was trained.