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Skybolt1 wrote:My experience of so-called consensus standards is that they include individual's hobby horses pushed through with little resistance. A few years later, it becomes impossible to get any guidance on a seemingly illogical requirement.

Or a manufacturer gets on board with the explicit purpose of ensuring that the regulations best favour their products, instead of favouring best safety. (Not that FAR and CS standards are totally immune to that, but the processes are pretty robust at guarding against it.)