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Re: The need for side impact protection? [Re: PaulJ] #194929
28/04/14 07:56 PM
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Charles, welcome to TM and Three Wheeler ownership, a little late sadly, but welcome all the same. In answer to your question: "I am skeptical that side impact honeycomb would work as the distance displacement has to be significant during a crumple so as to allow a slow deceleration of the intrnal organs within the body"

I have to agree that it is not as good as a crumple zone, but it is infinitely better than the alternative.

This whole business of young drivers learning on tin boxes with electronic aids and crumple zones and so on is a really interesting one. I'm sure, that like me, most you the owners here learnt on pre-war or immediate post war cars, with no driver aids, not even seat belts, until 1968, by which time I had been driving for over 5 years, but we learnt, mainly the hard way, and mainly at low speeds, because that was what cars could do, but, it's a whole different ball game for youngsters now, and I'm really not sure that it is working out. I tend to cruise on the M'way at an indicated 80, but when I see young girls [mainly], in their small hatchbacks, cruising past me doing 90mph+ I can't help wondering if they know how long it takes to stop, and are they looking far enough ahead, or just in front of their bonnet, or worse still at their phones..............aaargh.


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Re: The need for side impact protection? [Re: PaulJ] #194944
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Good point Paul
Cars are so much faster than the old bangers most of probably started off with.
My first car was a Morris Minor, an indicated 80 was flat out and dam terrifying.
Of course we didn't really have brakes at all. Deceleraters would be a better description.
Young lads seem to be the slow ones these days. must be the insurance premiums.

Re: The need for side impact protection? [Re: PaulJ] #194945
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Anyone watch the new series for the love of cars?
The mark 1 Escort brought back a few memories.

Re: The need for side impact protection? [Re: PaulJ] #194980
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This is what I have in my Honda:


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Re: The need for side impact protection? [Re: PaulJ] #194981
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An ejector seat? Wow, I wonder if one can be fitted to the Three Wheeler?


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Re: The need for side impact protection? [Re: P Dron] #194990
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LOL - do you have to have the sunroof open?


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Re: The need for side impact protection? [Re: Black Adder] #195018
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Originally Posted By Black Adder
LOL - do you have to have the sunroof open?


That's a good question. I shall have to check in the handbook.

Re: The need for side impact protection? [Re: P Dron] #195022
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Maybe an airbag jacket is a good idea in a three wheeler? The leather variant looks nice.

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Re: The need for side impact protection? [Re: Soleng] #195023
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Originally Posted By Soleng
Maybe an airbag jacket is a good idea in a three wheeler? The leather variant looks nice.

Harald


That's probably unnecessary when you already have a parachute.

Re: The need for side impact protection? [Re: PaulJ] #195037
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Not sure on this one!

The M3 chassis appears to quite a solid job - far better than my older Westfield - which was an ultra lite and ultra vulnerable frame. Pretty well zero side impact protection.A Prescott competitor was killed in a Westfield ( or was it a Caterham?)hitting a tree off the track midships - after that Westfield and Caterham bought out a wrap - round protection bolt on - it looked horrendous BTW. Probably to be safer the M3W would need a similar adornment - no thanks!! ooo

Will take my chances!! cheers


Neil

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