DavidG4 Posted June 7, 2019 Share Posted June 7, 2019 51 minutes ago, AndyB said: The one failure caused hard lock over at beyond normal maximum travel....and was on a 747-400 if my memory is correct (might not be). Several B737 were lost due to uncommanded rudder hard-overs. Aeroplanes are not steered by their rudders. Rudder failure is not an issue, rudder hardcover IS. As for using a loop rather than a caribina as a safety item, in PG some deaths have been caused by sudden stresses of one loop on another - heat is instantaneously generated and it melts the fabric. Not a good result. I would prefer two carbines for sure. Risk assessment, (not worry) - chances of failure...low. Result of a failure...catastrophic. Answer...double up. I used to fly a Mainair Flash but in the end the sight of just one main bolt stopped my flying - too much time in heavy metal with redundancy maybe, but I eventually couldnt hack it anymore. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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