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What happened to Z-bracing?

 


MarsGirl  (D License)

Feb 7, 2013, 7:36 PM
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I remember several years ago when the talk was that Z-bracing would be the next evolution in HP canopies. Now, with Petra and the PD peregrine seeming to be the next generation in that category, what happened to Z-bracing?


morris

Feb 8, 2013, 12:12 PM
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Think about it, make a drawing if necessary... what could be the "problem" with that very design? what is it "lacking"? especially if it comes to the central 3 out of 5 given cells between linegroups?


MarsGirl  (D License)

Feb 8, 2013, 12:40 PM
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Re: [morris] What happened to Z-bracing? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not an engineer or even close to one, but I would imagine it would put a lot of force on the non-loaded ribs. Does it create a problem of putting more pressure on the center chambers than they can handle and they blow apart?



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