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Old 01-13-2020, 03:54 PM
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Anybody actually REALLY HAVE to use a chute to get out of an RV?
You can egress without one, but I would not recommend it
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Old 01-13-2020, 04:01 PM
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I'd suggest avoiding a used helmet. Damage to the composite is hard to identify without removing the paint and internal things.

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Old 01-13-2020, 04:42 PM
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Anybody actually REALLY HAVE to use a chute to get out of an RV?
RV-8. Unfortunately, the pilot did not have a chute.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/38485
"A witness reported observing the aircraft at low altitude over gently rolling terrain trailing black smoke during which the pilot was observed to exit the aircraft.
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Probable Cause: Fatigue of the number two connecting rod end resulting in a fracture at the rod end and release from the crankshaft, an ensuing in-flight fuel fed fire, followed by the pilot's abandoning the aircraft in flight. A contributing factor was pressure on the pilot induced by the conditions/events (in-flight fire entering the upper cockpit). "
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