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Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:14 am

What Equipment do you carry around on yourself related to your work in Line Mx & Major Mx.
For me In Line Mx its the Cellphone,the portable RT set,Leathermans plier,large 4 cell Maglite,Ear defenders.
At Major Mx,its Leathermans & small 2 pencil cell maglite.
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:31 am

A sharp pen and an accurate watch for going home on time.
 
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Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:02 am

I carried an electricians line belt and pouch with dykes, duck bills, safety wire pliers, safety wire, 1/4 ratchet, set of small snap on 1/4 drives on a rail, Apex driver with a film can of tips, some open/box end wrenches 3/8 to 9/16, a 6in cresent wrench, 3 cell mag light with halogen bulb (very shock proof), rack of allen wrenches .050 to 1/4 in for loose instrument knobs, electricians knife, and other misc. items. Everything you need to keep the delays to a minimum.

In the Hangar, a pen and the flashlight. My faithful rollaway carried the rest where ever I went.
 
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:56 pm

A really good pen and the Mel book for the line:D
 
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:00 pm

I carry a small pouch that fits on your belt that is sold by snap-on.It fits two screw drivers a pair of needle nose a 6 inch adjustable wrench and my streamlight poly stinger.
 
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:48 pm

Quoting Charliecossie (Reply 1):
A sharp pen and an accurate watch for going home on time.

Do You do OT.

Airgypsy....
How big must be your pouch.

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[Edited 2005-11-17 11:49:40]
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:50 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5):
Do You do OT.

Only if it's a customer and I will be paid for it (time and a half - real money, not Time Off In Lieu).
And even then, a maximum of 6 hours on top of an 8 hour shift because of the European Working Time Directive which limits my duty time to 14hrs.

If the a/c belongs to my employer, I am obliged to work 2 hours overtime (IAW my contract of employment). After that I walk off the job, due to my local manager deciding that he will only allow TOIL at one/one ratio (in fact, he announced this earlier this week).
 
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:55 am

Quoting Charliecossie (Reply 6):
And even then, a maximum of 6 hours on top of an 8 hour shift because of the European Working Time Directive which limits my duty time to 14hrs

Any details on this EWTD.
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:08 am

Google it for the EU document but it's all legalese bollocks. In summary:-
The EWTD applies to people in "transport" within the EU. We may work up to 14 hours and then have a 10 hour break before further duty.
There are also limits to the number of hours worked per week, consecutive days on duty, special rules for night workers, etc.
Crew hours are limited, now mine are too. All good, safe stuff.
The days of the "ghoster" have, thankfully, gone.
 
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:17 am

Quoting Charliecossie (Reply 8):
The days of the "ghoster" have, thankfully, gone.

Over here its still a distant dream.
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:27 pm

Palmpilot
Pen
Stinger flashlight

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Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:39 pm


Anyone use the Nokia 9210 at work.
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:51 am

What is a Nokia 9210?
 
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Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:35 am

Quoting Charliecossie (Reply 12):
What is a Nokia 9210

LINK
Has Email,Browser & good Memory.
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Sat Nov 19, 2005 3:32 am

Mini-Mag and Super Leatherman on belt. Sometimes a 3D-cell Maglite. Leatherman doesn't get much use. I usually have a 100 LB ( or 50 Kg if you like ) cantelever tool box in tow ( on the end of a 3 foot length of stout chain riding on a custom-made aluminum platform cart ) Jam-packed with most everything I need.
 
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:28 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 13):
Has Email,Browser & good Memory.

So it's a mobile phone that does email.
How can it help me?
If it was a PC that could connect to the company network and I could then
use our Technical Info Portal (all fleets, all manuals) it would be useful.
Otherwise, it's just a mobile that does email.
 
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Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:15 am

Typically I'll have my Ultrastinger, a Leatherman and of course a cell phone. The cell phone comes in handy getting hold of coworkers or the hanger when they don't answer the radio.
Never take financial advice from co-workers.
 
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Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:36 am

A copy of the latest crossword puzzle from the paper!
 
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:47 am

Quoting Charliecossie (Reply 15):
If it was a PC that could connect to the company network and I could then
use our Technical Info Portal (all fleets, all manuals) it would be useful

Im planning of getting a PC fitted in our Engineering Van next year with Wireless Net access.

Quoting Midnights (Reply 17):
A copy of the latest crossword puzzle from the paper!

I know a collegue who does just that  Smile

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Sun Nov 20, 2005 5:17 pm

Quoting Charliecossie (Reply 15):
If it was a PC that could connect to the company network and I could then

It also has net Access via GPRS.
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Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:16 am

We've just got a Compaq V2000 series Notebook for use on our B752SFs preloaded with AMM,DDG & FIM.But its raining bad out here & its not water proof.So needs to be very carefull with Water falling on it.Keep it in the Van & Drive near the Bay.
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:30 am

On Line I carry around my flashlight, flip-flop snap-on screwdriver, pen, ACA Stamp, ear plugs, and a rag hanging out of the old back pocket. Also I usually have a tool bag with at the basics sitting in the company van.
 
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Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:54 am

In the hangar, I carry my Stinger flashlight, a pen, and my knife. My roll-away tool box holds everything else.
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:24 am

On the line:
Company cell phone,
Screw drivers (1 ea Philips #2 and 1 ea flat, both insulated electrician type)
Inspection mirror
Company RTS approval number stamp
various ball point pens
Marker pen
Flash light
Working gloves
7/64" and 9/64" Allen keys
Tape measure
Ear protectors
Leatherman tool

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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:57 am

My mini-mag w/ LED and pushbutton upgrade, Gerber, Mechanix gloves and Benchmade knife. No cell phone though, my bosses don't like to see them around a plane.
 
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:16 am

Quoting Nonfirm (Reply 3):
A really good pen and the Mel book for the line:D

That a leatherman (I have the gerber that has all you need to pop a 200 engine cowl off) and a flashlight. F-4 tape (red stripe), RTV 157, and super glue also helps (not tools but very handy)

If you can't clear it with this stuff you have an actual maintenance issue.

Oh and the carry around tool box with everything else I need
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:55 am

Quoting Charliecossie (Reply 15):
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 13):
Has Email,Browser & good Memory.

So it's a mobile phone that does email.
How can it help me?
If it was a PC that could connect to the company network and I could then
use our Technical Info Portal (all fleets, all manuals) it would be useful.
Otherwise, it's just a mobile that does email.

It has a browser so you could get to your company stuff if it's web based. But access is slow (GPRS). A more viable option would be a newer model with some 3G technology.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 19):
Quoting Charliecossie (Reply 15):
If it was a PC that could connect to the company network and I could then

It also has net Access via GPRS.


Technically the email access mentioned before is also net access.
The Internet is the whole thing. The Web (HTML) and email (SMTP/POP/IMAP) are things that run on the Internet.
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:23 pm

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 26):
Technically the email access mentioned before is also net access.
The Internet is the whole thing. The Web (HTML) and email (SMTP/POP/IMAP) are things that run on the Internet.

Speeds limited to 145kbps on Wireless cards.

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Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 27):
Speeds limited to 145kbps on Wireless cards.

Wireless as in 802.11x you're looking at 54mbits with g and 150+ with n.

Cell phone wireless you're looking at 145kbps with GPRS (very much in theory). 3G networks are several times faster than that.
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Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:41 pm

Snap-on ratcheting magnetic screwdriver with every possible bit,leatherman and cellphone or 2-way radio and pen,anything big comes up the toolbag with implements of destruction comes out,few times that I worked in the hangar the roll-away was with me like a faithful dog.
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:18 am

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 28):
3G networks are several times faster than that

What would the speeds be like.
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:54 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 30):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 28):
3G networks are several times faster than that

What would the speeds be like.

You can get speeds in the same class as slow DSL. 256-512kbps.
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:07 am

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 31):
You can get speeds in the same class as slow DSL. 256-512kbps

256+ would be Fast Enough I guess.Out here 256kbps+ is considered Broadband.
What ISP.
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:31 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 32):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 31):
You can get speeds in the same class as slow DSL. 256-512kbps

256+ would be Fast Enough I guess.Out here 256kbps+ is considered Broadband.
What ISP.
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"Broadband" is a word used to sell more than describe these days. I guess I'm biased but I would say 256k is not broadband.

Traditional ISPs aren't much in the 3G game (at least from the customer point of view. I'm sure they have their fingers in the game somewhere). You're looking at cellphone providers like Verizon and Sprint (in the US), Vodafone and so forth (in Europe). My new ThinkPad even comes with a built in 3G modem for connection to Verizon's Edge 3G service. Prices are still high though. You're talking $100+ a month.
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RE: Personal Equipment On Line/Major Mx

Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:45 am

Just got Wifi setup on the Portable Notebook last night.
Works great.Awaiting the Speed increase for ARMS soon.
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