Protective cushion for helicopters

Here’s a neat idea: a protective expandable honeycomb cushion for helicopters. They are rather dangerous machines, compared with fixed-wing aircraft, so anything that reduces the lethality of crashes would be welcome. Apparently, a test was conducted with a helicopter going 53 km/h and falling over 10m. Not only did the crash test dummies indicate that the accident would have been survivable for those inside, but the helicopter was in good enough shape to repair for a second trial.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

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