Originally Posted by gareth9702
In my humble opinion ... In normal use why would you ever need to turn sharp enough and fast enough for hooking to occur? The tightness of the turn required can be seen in the video and can only happen by intention.
In the Padstow case there was a last minute change of direction made because they didn't think they would clear an obstruction. SO... Yes it was an intentional manoeuvre but that didn't mean they understood the consequence of it until too late.
Yes if you do tight turns all the time you will get used to how it behaves. If you only do one High speed tight turn you may discover at the wrong moment.
Kill Cord - the padstow guys normally used theirs. They had PB2. They just forgot during a helm change. The needles incident it was not the helm who went over.
I'm not sure if there is something fundamentally wrong with Cobra Ribs. BUT if I was about to get on a plane and AAIB said they should change the landing gear and they said 'nowt wrong with the gear if used correctly' would I get on the plane? There are three options in my opinion why they haven't changed:
1. There is genuinely no way to make it better. I'd like to see what they tried.
2. There is genuinely no issue. I'd like to see the head to head comparison between it and competitors.
3. They know changing going forward opens up (a) consumer liability to fix previous models (b) (some) liability for the deaths.
Did the changes made to design in the past make hooking worse?