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Old 11-15-2011, 10:18 AM
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Request to all..lets take the tech stuff to appropriate thread...

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Excuse my possible ignorance here as I am not a plastics expert. Why are they not using Lexan on the canopy windows instead of polycarbonate?? There must be some reason I am unaware of?

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Old 11-15-2011, 10:29 PM
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Excuse my possible ignorance here as I am not a plastics expert. Why are they not using Lexan on the canopy windows instead of polycarbonate?? There must be some reason I am unaware of?

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Lexan IS polycarbonate.
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Told you I wasn't a plastics expert. I learn something new almost every day!

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Old 11-15-2011, 11:28 PM
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[QUOTE=MikeyFIN;3550130]The Stuffs are plus violent rollovers are high G impacts up to 25G was measured for example at Casiraghis crash.

Yes they are somewhat common. Bobby Saccenti had one for example in the Apache cat back in the day.
Do not recall the death causes of Mark Lavin and Stefano Casiraghi but wouldn' t count it out.QUOTE]

Probably doesn't matter much but I recall Casiraghi's cat the old KAPPA as a stand-up boat not a sit down. The cockpit had a sling in it where you rested your rear end and kind of swung in it with feet on the ground. If it was rough you could use that sling and stand behind it so when you stood your legs couldn't kick out front. Don't know for a fact but recall talk that was how he was in the boat so when it stuffed it could not get thrown out easily, kind of folded around the sling where as the co-pilot was thrown out of the boat - again 20 years ago?
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:33 AM
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Boat racers ain't the general internet public...WE THINK!
I know! That quote about the "general internet public" was directly from the person who posted the question. He told me to "call Peter at Skater" because the "general internet public won't know"! lol

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I'm going to print the whole sequence on 8x10 photo paper as soon as I get more ink.
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The new Fury windscreen uses laminated stretched acrylic provided by Triumph Aerospace, this transparency is capable of withstanding 500mph bird strike as compared to 350 mph for polycarbonate
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:44 AM
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lexan is, as i recall, GE's trade name for their polycarbonate plastic...just like pepsi is a trade name for cola...
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:48 AM
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Are canopies multi-layered like bullet proof glass or car windshields so it can absorb impact or of if/when the break they don't shatter?

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