Originally Posted by valhalla360 View Post
Please let us know where you do your design work so we can avoid those unsafe areas.
If you don't understand how taking out the entire side drastically reduces strength, anything you design is suspect.
Where did you get the idea that the entire side of the mast
is taken out?...
The design work was done by a structural engineer
at 'École Aerotechnique de St-Hubert, a highly regarded aircraft technical school
This forum is difficult to deal with at times, I suppose this has to do with the anonimity of the participants.
The breakage of the mast affects an area of less then 5x2 inches , on the side(no front or back affected) on a mast that is 12x5 inches of circonference, and partial interior
doubling in the form of an inmast furler
support. to restore any lost
strength, the offered solution by aircraft structure specialist, is quite simple and it will in fact add a significant security