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by extender
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues

Sounds like al Baker is trying to leverage Airbus.

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Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 45
Views: 2061

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

At the end of the day, its her call; and she has her reasons. Getting upset about it isn't going to make anything better. The world would be a better place if you weren't criticized at every turn or told how or what to think.

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Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 20
Views: 3060

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

I prefer to do structural repairs on the Boeing aircraft versus Airbus. Yes, there may be some bias in play here, but to me Boeing's structural repair manuals are easier to understand versus the Airbus structures manuals. Every day, and twice on Sundays. The Boeing SRM is top over MDD(three volumes...

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Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 37
Views: 1401

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

He could have defended himself by driving away Would have been far easier than trying to be ‘Dirty Harry’ He knew they were coming, as he had his pistol out; driving away may or may not have let him evade without harm. I have seen where the driver will step on the gas, and the bad guys shoot at you...

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Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 37
Views: 1263

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

Cuomo isn't going to resign. He's going to ride it down into the crash. He will use the Delta variant to stay in office.

The AG is a joke.

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Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 37
Views: 1401

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

Stupid. All he had to do was leave and call the cops.

The other two accomplices should be charged with their cohort's murder under Florida law.

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Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 184
Views: 19324

Re: Website is over-moderated

This is an aviation website. We offer non aviation as a courtesy to our members. If your big concern is liberal bias on this site, then you should find a political site to post on. It doesn't stop you from posting in the Non-Av though. I prefer Tech/Ops myself, and I do post in there. I have expres...

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Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can severe turbulence damage avionics in the E&E bay?
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Can severe turbulence damage avionics in the E&E bay?

Some LRU racks have shock mounts, but it has been a while since I crawled in an E&E.

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Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 10805

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Shootings are not happening because we as Americans are selfish. I'll admit, there are a lot of screwballs that shouldn't own guns. But the problem is the screwballs, and felons know where to get firearms. There is also the developing issue that people's respect for life is diminishing as well as a ...

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Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 10805

First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

A gunman who shot at paramedics, firefighters and police at three locations in Tucson, Arizona, Sunday afternoon killed a civilian and left four others injured. In what Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus called "an extremely complex series of incidents," another person was killed in a house...

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Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA 747-100 engines
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: BA 747-100 engines

A listing of the model numbers with engine types. The CF6-80C2 is added to the -200 for USAF configurations. 747-100 4 Pratt and Whitney JT9D-3, JT9D-3A, or JT9D-7, JT9D-7A, JT9D-7F, JT9D-7J 747-200B 4 Pratt and Whitney JT9D-3A, JT9D-7, JT9D-7A, JT9D-7F, JT9D-7J, JT9D-70A, JT9D-7Q, JT9D-7Q3, JT9D-7R...

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Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 184
Views: 19324

Re: Website is over-moderated

You see threads or posts in support of your viewpoint being removed, therefore, we are biased against your point of view. People tend to pay less attention to posts or threads running contrary to their opinions, so you're less likely to notice when they go missing. I get your point. But why things ...

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Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 184
Views: 19324

Re: Website is over-moderated

It absolutely is an Aviation website, and I post in Tech Ops. As to discussing politics, that is what is allowable in Non-Av. Make politics off limits, and non-av would lose a bit of traffic. The big concern is the bias and lack of transparency. Moderators are supposed to be upstanding and not petty...

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Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 184
Views: 19324

Re: Website is over-moderated

In that case, you have the upper hand, because I cannot see what you do. But I do see these Anti GoP/Republican/Conservative: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’ Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC Gallup Pol...

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Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2603

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

Asia's "Heat Of The Moment," to be sung with "beat on a Mormon..."

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Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 184
Views: 19324

Re: Website is over-moderated

The moderators on this site are far left of center. It's one thing to delete off topic/attacking posts, it's another to delete replies with disagreements. Case in point, when all is said and done the "Non Aviation" section of this site is an echo chamber. I'll have to agree on this one. L...

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Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOP flap/slat movement on the DC-10
Replies: 21
Views: 1394

Re: SOP flap/slat movement on the DC-10

The slat design on the -80 was completely different than my previous aircraft, the 727 with its numerous segmented sections, you never pushed the limits on its maximum extension speeds (bad airmanship anyway) if you did you’d get a lot of vibration But the MD80 slat was just one giant, continuous s...

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Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4086

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

A great big nothing burger. Slavery isn't coming back.

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Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4086

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

I mean, please do. I'd be happy to stop supporting welfare states with my California tax dollars. California is has the highest Welfare expenditures. The title of this poll makes it sound like the 66% of southern repulicans want to do it to bring slavery back. The 13th and 14th amendments address t...

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Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3753

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

Many blame the US economic embargo for the crisis in Cuba. But: — The US embargo does not prohibit Cubans from protesting; the dictatorship does. — The US embargo does not prohibit Cubans from assembling peacefully; the dictatorship does. — The US embargo does not make snitches rat out Cubans for ta...

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Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Protective corrosion coatings and aerodynamics
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: Protective corrosion coatings and aerodynamics

Which is one reason why you see a lot of speed tape on the 787. When the paint chips off, you need to protect it from exposure to UV. All composite flight controls are painted.

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Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 6858

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Are you allowed to drive a car without DL? Nope. Can you get food assistance without ID? Nope Can you get child assistance without ID? Nope. Can you buy a cellphone without ID? Nope Can you travel outside of the country without a passport? Nope. Can you get a payment plan without ID? Nope. Can you ...

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Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.
Replies: 24
Views: 1270

Re: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.

They should be arrested, it doesn't matter if they were peaceful or not.

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by extender
Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 184
Views: 19324

Re: Website is over-moderated

The idea that there is bias is categorically false. We will have to disagree. I have taken screenshots of my posts, and they are not quoting anyone in several instances. and one in which I did quote a moderator, whose post was removed. Neither broke any of the rules, yet a counterpoint, or "he...

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Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 184
Views: 19324

Re: Website is over-moderated

Feel free to start a dedicated thread about it, in the respective thread it was off topic, hence it has been deleted. OK, so I follow your instructions, start a thread, and it vanishes. Tell me, what happened? The thread in question was reported by another member as essentially flame bait. This was...

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by extender
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 184
Views: 19324

Re: Website is over-moderated

SQ22 wrote:
Feel free to start a dedicated thread about it, in the respective thread it was off topic, hence it has been deleted.


OK, so I follow your instructions, start a thread, and it vanishes. Tell me, what happened?

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by extender
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 184
Views: 19324

Re: Website is over-moderated

The Clintons and their connections made lots of money in Haiti, yet the Haitian people have nothing to show for it. People that cross the Clintions have a way of becoming un-alive under mysterious circumstances. Did Moïse have any dealings in which a hit team hiding under a "DEA Operation?"...

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Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 184
Views: 19324

Re: Website is over-moderated

And it keeps on happening. It would appear that there is bias in which posts get deleted. Not specifically identifying any thread to avoid rule violations, a post that was made earlier, which does NOT violate any rule, was deleted. If anyone wants to see what it was, I have the screenshot. Same thin...

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Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Haiti's President Assassinated at Home
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: Haiti's President Assassinated at Home

We wasn't very well liked. Maybe it was a public service.

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by extender
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 158
Views: 12451

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Not sure if it is the same in the rest of the country, but Home owners' associations and Condo associations are two very different things.

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by extender
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA 747 repaint question
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: BA 747 repaint question

DL_Mech wrote:
Not all airplanes get a strip and paint. If the paint is in good condition, it can be scuff sanded and painted over. This often happens when time is of the essence, and the plane needs to go into service quickly (such as a livery change).


The good ol' Scuff & Squirt.

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by extender
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA 747 repaint question
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: BA 747 repaint question

Got a pic?

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Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 158
Views: 12451

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEPyE2h6P4k

A lot of information to absorb, but this should never have happened.
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Another good explanation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEPyE2h6P4k

A lot of information to absorb, but this should never have happened.

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Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 184
Views: 19324

Re: Website is over-moderated

But when I think things are going for the better, a whole slew of posts disappear. I am certain it did not violate any of the rules, but it disappeared. I think that moderators should not moderate in threads they are posting in as participants to the discussion. Conflict of interest type of thing. ...

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Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 158
Views: 12451

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Condo residents are often noted for unwillingness to pay for needed maintenance. Sometimes we don't need to blame the federal, state, or local government. Sometimes, as per Cassius to Brutus, the fault does not lie in the stars. I have had people in our condo complaining about the cost for needed r...

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Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 184
Views: 19324

Re: Website is over-moderated

But when I think things are going for the better, a whole slew of posts disappear. I am certain it did not violate any of the rules, but it disappeared. I think that moderators should not moderate in threads they are posting in as participants to the discussion. Conflict of interest type of thing.

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Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 73
Views: 5635

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

They all lie. If you think Trump has a monopoly on that, you are fooling yourself. A point was made about ego. They are all ego maniacs to want the most powerful office. If there are right wing liars, there have to be left wing liars too.

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Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lightning Strike on 777
Replies: 17
Views: 3280

Re: Lightning Strike on 777

Static(wicks) dischargers provide a means of dissipating precipitation static accumulated on the airframe. They are referred to as wicks because they originally were flexible. See photo:

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Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 158
Views: 12451

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

What remains standing, can come down at any moment. That is apparent from the post-incident images.

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Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 184
Views: 19324

Re: Website is over-moderated

You could let it just go as some websites do, and you opt into certain forums knowing that is a free-for-all. It does reach critical mass, then it tapers back down.

Being a moderator isn't a popularity contest, but there should be a way to make the crew accountable for their actions.

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Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 158
Views: 12451

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

This video gives some clues into what got the dominoes going: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUrHdwdZyWc There are reports of building cracking and groaning an hour prior to the collapse, with one lady shagging ass out of there. The people we have been discussing this all came up with the same thin...

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Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 158
Views: 12451

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrP-Zl7NHzE

This place was a timebomb.
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This is a bit long, but very informative regarding the actual building.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrP-Zl7NHzE

This place was a timebomb.

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Tue Jun 29, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 158
Views: 12451

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

I think it is safe to say that around 150+ people are dead. Another fact that is quite astonishing from my perspective is how long it is taking to find bodies in the ruble. I think people are quite familiar with plane crashes and this is a far easier job to search through. Concrete is heavier than ...

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Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 158
Views: 12451

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

They all have the same issues. Some building management is more proactive than others. I have seen several buildings, having friends and family at Beach Condos. Some special assessments are Draconian.

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Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 158
Views: 12451

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

I live in a fairly (kinda high rise) new condo, and have been almost astounded at how resistant many residents are to top notch maintenance of expensive mechanicals. It is hard to relate to how expensive things can be. One particular mechanical (actually one of three identical things) is showing si...

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Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 158
Views: 12451

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Law is a bit different in Florida, regulatory oversight for HOA;s is slight. Condo associations on the other hand, are regulated. Condo associations are corrupt as hell, and few of are run properly. I had a buddy that lived about two miles south of where this took place. Back then, his maintenance a...

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Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 158
Views: 12451

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

That whole section buckled in what seems to be two steps, seconds apart.

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Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 2864

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

A country gets do decide its own laws. Neighboring countries don't get to decide. The flip side, they can become a pariah, a price to pay for your national viewpoints.

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