VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Main > Safety
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 11-18-2019, 06:34 PM
Hwood Hwood is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central Alabama
Posts: 279
Default

Anybody actually REALLY HAVE to use a chute to get out of an RV?
__________________
Hwood
N469SH / "Crazy Woman" (sold)
Working on Another -8
Exempt but paid
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-20-2019, 09:37 PM
BenPoff BenPoff is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 8
Default

Thanks everyone for all the advice!
+ I am keeping space limits in the cockpit in mind, but lucky for me I am only 5'4" (I don't get to say that very often), so even with helmet and a seat-cushion style chute, I might still have plenty of canopy clearance.
+ Improved seatbelts is on the list of "wants." The 4-pt in the plane now seems to work pretty good. I'm not going straight to the snap-rolls, but will be starting with some very basic stuff first (all smooth, easy and positive G) and slowly building up. (Just as a good-boy should, right?)
+ I've seen the bonehead helmets on line, and the PilotX with coms looks nice. Expensive, but nice, and maybe a good one-time buy. Really wish I could try one on before purchase though. I will drop Chris a line and see how it goes. Too bad for me they are in CA and not FL!
+ I've seen the chutes on line as well, but it was looking like they were all selling the same thing. The explanation that the businesses selling chutes are really just making different packs makes sense. The contacts for talking to some of the people in that world is much appreciated!
In summary, great feedback! Thank you all!

PS. Willy Eye Ball of AL, you are undoubtedly in my neck of the woods. Hope to see you out there at SERFI or some other local fly-in/pancake breakfast or whatever! And I don't believe you, slider canopy has to be better! (looks cooler anyway) ;-)
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:32 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.