A/c train From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 501 posts, RR: 4 Posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 803 times:
Can anybody give me any examples were they have had to make tools for a certain job, meaning they had to machine something in a quick amount of time whilst an aircraft was AOG, i've had to make a screw jack for a job on a JP before but I had all the time in the world to do it, but surely an engineers hand skills shine through when they need to make a tool for a job in quick time! Can any of the OLD SCHOOL especially give me an example?
Air2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 771 times:
In Gander I was replacing a hydraulic pump on a DC8-61 (JT3) and had to cut and bend a wrench to fit. Of course the guy who put the pump on used a nut that different from the accessable ones, so I had to do it again.
Oh, did I mention it was January and very, very cold. Brrrrrrrr.