Originally Posted by camillodinucci
Do you have more photos? I'd also like to see it finished and know the materials used to calculate if this will work correctly.
I liked your solution.
The roll bar is alloy steel that was TIG welded to the WD-808 seatback. As I am very tall, the roll bar was built as high as possible in addition to building the canopy high.
The rest was built from aluminum crops I had on hand. Perhaps with a standard '8 you have better options for mounting vs a moving composite structure like mine? With the tipover canopy and pre-existing components, there was a LOT of 3D geometry to make this all fit nicely so I just kept rebuilding it "in situ" until I got the fit that I was looking for.
The image is a bit distorted to capture the full view in the small space of the back seat. This assembly weighs way less than my GPS
but should help mitigate a few more of the "what if" parachute deployment scenarios.
Once I finish avionics/electrical/servos/static line, I will final rivet on the turtledeck and then can return to BRS installation tasks but that will be a while...