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Force Health Group
04-17-1995, 01:15 PM
Hi!

I'm the Physiologist in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and am particularly
interested in accuracy/control of movement at different percentages of
maximal strength? I haven't been able to find any references on this
subject other than material relating to the size principle of motor unit
recruitment. Because of the larger motor units that are recruited as force
increases, tasks requiring near maximal strength would not be as smooth or
as controlled as tasks requiring minimal strength. This could be a big
problem for pilots flying under conditions where considerable strength is
needed, such as heavy turbulence, asymetric flight, flight with hydraulics
off, or strong crosswinds.

Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks


Dave Hewson
Aviation Medicine Unit
RNZAF Base Auckland
Private Bag Whenuapai
NEW ZEALAND

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