Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sokol / Smith Suit Comparison

On the left, my suit at 2psi, in the Kazbek / Soyuz capsule position; on the right, a Sokol suit. The differences are easy to fix; knee restraints to bring the knees together, modifications to the arms of my suit to bring the elbows in, and a better helmet hold-down cable setup on my helmet to prevent the dreaded 'helmet rise' problem. I think I can have all of these done by the weekend for another test. After that, which will give good data for Copenhagen Suborbitals, I'll be back on to my breathing gas regulator testing and configuration, and coverall modifications.

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