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Re: REFLECTOR: AD (more)

>Since we are now adding access panels in various places, maybe a few of these
>made from plexiglass or some other type of transparent material could
>faciltate an easier inspection of critical areas. Once a hole is cut into the
>keel, the removed part is no longer structural and it can be made of anything.

Not so sure. It seems to me that a glass cover plate properly screwed on
provides at least some static support.

>Seems to me that a flashlight and mirror will fit into an area that hands and
>tools won't. I've always thought that if one wants to encourage things like
>inspections, then it should be a easy as possible to perform these tasks. This
>may be one easy solution (of many) to help us keep our birds safer.

Exactly. One of my first reactions was a e-mail to Dave Black, the
spiritual father of the "Really Big Hatch" to tell him that his is an
invention that promotes safety. With the RBH I probably would have spotted
the real gremlin in Tucson. Even with the RBH, that bearing is really
buried! Don Royer's story discribes it very aptly!


Simon Aegerter, Winterthur, Switzerland