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Have you installed a BRS?
After completion of the machine, or did you plan it into the build?
I'm interested in installing a system in a flying CH750 STOL. I've seen a drawing in a previous BRS thread; just looking to see anything new since 2010.
Patrick Borton installed a BRS parachute in a CH750 STOL. You can search builders and find his page. There are a few pictures. When I talked with him he had decided he would not have put in the parachute if he was doing it again. I think the slow landing speed, great safety record, and heavy duty construction may make the parachute less useful in a the CH750 than it would be in a faster cross country airplane. He also mentioned that the STOL 750 is frequently flown at lower altitudes that are below the ideal chute altitudes. You can also look up a chart of EAB accident statistics on my builder page.
Thanks for the info. While very infrequent my primary concern is night over areas with little to no landing spots. The more I look at it the more I'm pushing the BRS thoughts back to the list of things I'll probably not do.
Working on redundancy of powerplant controls / electrical system, and such are a bit higher up. More time in the machine makes me more happy, and appreciative of the engine characteristics.