Re: fire extinguishing system


Mike Dwyer <mdwyer@...>
 

One problem I see with a Halon type extinguisher is that you may suffocate... I carry a big camping knife secured on my left side arm rest to break the canopy if need be. Does double duty as a survival knife.
Happy Flyin,
Mike

Steve wrote:

This might be a good subject....the last three or four fatalities have been caused by fire. As far as a release system for the canopy....I believe a impact tool to break is the only reasonable way of escape a inverted bird.


Steve Ham






----- Original Message -----
From: Allan Farr To: Q-LIST@... Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 4:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] fire extinguishing system


I can't find anything on the internet re the fire extinguishing system, but I remember seeing it on telly several years ago. Regards
Allan

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Harris To: Q-LIST@... Sent: Wednesday, 28 March 2007 19:46
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] fire extinguishing system

Sounds OK I will have a look at mine. If you find a lead I am interested in
your suggestion for an automatic fire extinguisher.

Cheers

Peter

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From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of
Allan Farr
Sent: Wednesday, 28 March 2007 5:37 PM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] fire extinguishing system

Hi Peter. I will be able to extract the hinge pin from my side hinged canopy
from the inside (haven't figured out how yet), so that if inverted on the
ground I will hopefully be able to push the canopy sideways. I'll also carry
a Plexiglas shattering tool (axe?).
Regards
Allan
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Harris To: Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com Sent: Wednesday, 28 March 2007 19:11
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] fire extinguishing system

I think that idea is worth a follow up Allan, also some thought how to get
out when the canopy is held closed under the weight of the hull.

Peter

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Allan Farr
Sent: Wednesday, 28 March 2007 2:43 PM
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Subject: [Q-LIST] fire extinguishing system

The recent crash & burn tragedy got me wondering if anyone has considered an
automatic fire extinguishing system. I heard of a system for cars awhile ago
which utilzes a plastic tube mounted under the bonnet (hood) which is
pressurised by an activated fire extinguisher. If there is a fire the
plastic tube melts causing the extinguisher to discharge the foam/fire
retardant in exactly the right location. It's a very simple system which may
save a life, especially if the occupants are trapped and/or unconcious.
Allan Farr












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