I'm not sure thats really a problem. You'll be attaching directly to the chassis. If its good enough for a roll bar its _probably_ good enuf to lift from.rtking said:I wouldn't feel secure attaching myself to a structure (that keep me in flight) by six attachment points. That flat-out scares me.
If it can take a deer at 60, it can probably take a bird at 160. Granted, it will crack, but I don't think you'll get hit.Besides, I'm sure the Elise's windscreen isn't rated for bird strikes either. I wouldn't want to encounter a flock of birds at 168 mph at 8,000 feet.
Now this one does worry me. Most aircraft landing gear I've seen have a _lot_ more travel than an eliseAnd I have to think that landing would be really hard on the chassis and structure. I wonder how long the suspension will take that level of abuse?
Since I work for a jet engine company i can add a littel to this! The engine thrust is take by two clevises at the front of the engine which each have one (large!) bolt in double shear. This bolt is also retained and fail safe, and with a large safety margin. Also at the front is a shear puck (about the size of a hockey puck) that takes the vertical and horizontal loads. At the rear the engine is suspended by two bolts. The rear is allowed to float back and forth to allow for thermal expansion.James A said:Bob, Just remember jet plane engines are held on with three bolts each! Yep, just three.
Glad you didn't design the mounts for the 'ol DC-10...ex-M3 said:I actually designed the mounts of the engine used on 747, 767, A310, A300 and MD-11. Gives me pause for thought every time I fly on one of these aircraft!