Jolle wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:34 pm
For protection the pillars should be on the front bulkhead, at least in front of the drivers hands. The line of sight to the apex (over the front wheel) goes through this space.
the bulk head can be placed where needed
line of sight can be adjusted, driver would use other ways to pick the apex of the corner. Up till 95 drivers would lean out of the low sides of the cockpit to pick the apex, nobody was complaining in 96 when they could not do that anymore.
Center pillar is bad, it is always going to be creating focus issues specially at the gusset
Phil wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:14 pm
Sorry, it was about my idea of having two side pillars (only two side pillars) instead of a HALO ring for anesthetic reasons only. If you were going to do side-pillars only (without a HALO ring), the side pillars would have to be mounted further in front, which then would block the view to the apex probably slightly.
2 vertical elements by the side would provide a very limited chance of interception as against the horizontal element.
In the Halo the arch form is the one providing the main strength while the center pillar is just preventing the Halo from lifting or collapsing in reaction