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by Jetfixer75
Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maintenance On Point-to-Point
Replies: 20
Views: 4385

RE: Maintenance On Point-to-Point

As JetDoc stated, we only do 1/4, 1/2, and D checks at Goodrich. Although we get the occasional drop-in or mods such as SWACOM.

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by Jetfixer75
Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Huge Dark Aircraft Over Mexico City At Noon
Replies: 28
Views: 7124

RE: Huge Dark Aircraft Over Mexico City At Noon

4 Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofan engines

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by Jetfixer75
Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Start Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3854

RE: Engine Start Question

The 737NG supposedly can start both engines at once with their APU. Unlike the 737 Classic, the APU duct pressure rises during engine start.

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by Jetfixer75
Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Precautions 2 B Taken On Hydraulic Systems
Replies: 25
Views: 8283

RE: Precautions 2 B Taken On Hydraulic Systems

I have to whole-heartedly agree with MD-11 Engineer, you'll only do it once!!! Feel the pain of Purple Rain!!!!!OOOOOOWWWWWWW

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by Jetfixer75
Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Precautions 2 B Taken On Hydraulic Systems
Replies: 25
Views: 8283

RE: Precautions 2 B Taken On Hydraulic Systems

Well Kevin, For starters, is the hydraulic system tagged out? Are there any open hyd lines? Is anything going to inadvertantly move when hyd power is activated? Are all flight control surfaces clear? Are your landing gear pinned? Landing gear handle in the proper position? I have seen too many peopl...

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by Jetfixer75
Sun Jun 13, 2004 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose Gear Off-centre
Replies: 15
Views: 4795

RE: Nose Gear Off-centre

Not too sure about how much steering input the 744 has with the rudder pedals, but the 737 has 7.5 degrees withe the pedals. As far as the recentering of the nose gear, when the gear comes up off the ground, there are centering cams inside the NLG strut to straighten the wheels out prior to going up...

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by Jetfixer75
Sun Jun 13, 2004 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "T" Tail Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 6407

RE: "T" Tail Questions

Engine maintenance isn't all that bad on "T" Tail A/C, ie 727. I worked on them for a number of years doing the FedEx Stage 3 Hush Kits for UAL, the only drawback was you needed a forklift platform or scissorlift to work on them, but one hell of an A/C!!!

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by Jetfixer75
Sun Jun 13, 2004 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Starts SJC Tonite!
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

RE: Jetblue Starts SJC Tonite!

Mike, I was there when the first SWA rolled into Terminal A, fueled it up for them. I now work for Goodrich at <acronym title="Everett - Snohomish County / Paine Field (PAE / KPAE), USA - Washington">PAE</acronym> doing D checks on SWA A/C, absolutely love it, SWA has a great group of people to work...

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by Jetfixer75
Sun Jun 13, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 Wing Flex
Replies: 21
Views: 9052

RE: 747-400 Wing Flex

The video I have is from Discovery Wings. It was taken during the destructive testing of the 744. I'll have to look for it and see if I can figure out how to post it on here.

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by Jetfixer75
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 Wing Flex
Replies: 21
Views: 9052

RE: 747-400 Wing Flex

The 747-400 wing can deflect a total of 29 ft from top to bottom before the spars fail!!! Absolutely amazing. I have the destructive test on video when Boeing does this, sounds like a bomb going off

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by Jetfixer75
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Starts SJC Tonite!
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

RE: Jetblue Starts SJC Tonite!

Mike,you work at <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>? I used to work there many moons ago before I got my A&P, as a fueler. Has UAL increased their flights in the last few years? I had a blast working there, miss it, but...

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by Jetfixer75
Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-400 Cockpit
Replies: 15
Views: 12049

RE: 737-400 Cockpit

They are also kinda hard on your knees when the handle is out and someone hits the switch on the yoke..OUCH!!!

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by Jetfixer75
Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why So Many 737-200s In Alaska And No. Canada?
Replies: 35
Views: 7323

RE: Why So Many 737-200s In Alaska And No. Canada?

AS is bringing one more 732 combi back out of retirement, N745AS. We have it in our facility for a D check, scheduled for 70 days, due to the condition of it, I hear it's in bad shape.

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by Jetfixer75
Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Happy AMT Day!
Replies: 62
Views: 4167

RE: Happy AMT Day!

You're right about that, Airplay, and I discussed that exact incident and how <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> outsourcing played a significant role in this thread 737doctor, Not all MRO's are third rate hack shops. I've been at one for the last 8 yrs and we have had a damn g...

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by Jetfixer75
Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Forklift V. Engine Cradle
Replies: 37
Views: 9486

RE: Forklift V. Engine Cradle

Is the bootstrap equipment the same for the 737NG as the 737-300/400/500? I've changed many CFM56-3's but never a -7. Anybody have any insight on this?

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by Jetfixer75
Fri Jun 04, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lmao Pilot Joke/commercial
Replies: 18
Views: 3954

RE: Lmao Pilot Joke/commercial

Sorry to all the pilots out there, but I had to!!!

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by Jetfixer75
Fri Jun 04, 2004 10:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aeronca Fan Cowls
Replies: 1
Views: 1980

Aeronca Fan Cowls

Has anybody had the pleasure of working on Aeronca Sheetmetal Fan Cowls? <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> was changing their composite cowls over to the sheetmetal cowls prior to 9/11. In my opinion, they are poorly designed, getting parts is a nightmare, and their engineering...

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by Jetfixer75
Fri Jun 04, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lmao Pilot Joke/commercial
Replies: 18
Views: 3954

RE: Lmao Pilot Joke/commercial

What do pilots use as birth control???

Their personalities!!!!!! AAAAAAHHHHHAAAAAA

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by Jetfixer75
Thu Jun 03, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Steering The Nose Gear: How?
Replies: 23
Views: 25295

RE: Steering The Nose Gear: How?

Rigging the steering on a 737 is such a "joy"!!! I think I'd rather gouge out my eyes with a screwdriver rather than squeeze through those aft pressure panels.

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by Jetfixer75
Thu Jun 03, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In Flight Reversing Of Engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 10504

RE: In Flight Reversing Of Engines?

After Air Lauda 767 had a T/R deploy inflight and caused the aircraft to crash, at least all the 737's that I haved worked on, have T/R Sync Locks to prevent an accidental deployment inflight.

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by Jetfixer75
Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Forklift V. Engine Cradle
Replies: 37
Views: 9486

RE: Forklift V. Engine Cradle

The 727 has bootstrap equipment for #1 & #3 engines? The only thing I've ever used is a crane. I hated hooking up the equipment for #2 as well as humping the engine all the way up there.


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by Jetfixer75
Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-757 Red Landing Gear Fluid
Replies: 18
Views: 6799

RE: B-757 Red Landing Gear Fluid

WN has switched over from 5606 to CastrolAero 40, which has Lubrizol already in it. No need for mixing anymore, although 5606 is still an acceptable substitute.

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by Jetfixer75
Mon May 31, 2004 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrusters
Replies: 14
Views: 18439

RE: Reverse Thrusters

The way thrust reversers work is they redirect the fan air on the turbofan engines by blocking off the air with blocker doors. That air is redirected forward through cascade vanes to help slow the aircraft. On turbojet engines, they use clamshells to block off all the air as it is mixed as it leaves...

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by Jetfixer75
Mon May 31, 2004 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outsourced Maintenance Media Report
Replies: 42
Views: 3369

RE: Outsourced Maintenance Media Report

AirframeAS, I not sure if you really know how a MRO works or not. The airlines send their own people, <acronym title="Aviation Québec Labrador (Canada)">QC</acronym>, <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym>, Parts, etc, to us. But we have our own internal people make sure we follow ...

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by Jetfixer75
Sun May 30, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who's Interested?: Visit To Boeing Display Center
Replies: 271
Views: 14140

RE: Who's Interested?: Visit To Boeing Display Center

Where are you guys talking about meeting up? I'd love to go!! I've been dying to get to the Meseum of Flight ever since the Concorde arrived. What a beauty!!! I damn near wreck my truck every time I drive down I-5 toward <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington...

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by Jetfixer75
Sun May 30, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wing Flexing
Replies: 32
Views: 4581

RE: Wing Flexing

The total wing flex on a Boeing 744 is 29 ft from top of the deflection to the bottom. I have an actual video of the destructive testing on the 744. When the wing spars finally fail, it sounds like a bomb going off.

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by Jetfixer75
Sun May 30, 2004 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outsourced Maintenance Media Report
Replies: 42
Views: 3369

RE: Outsourced Maintenance Media Report

At most carriers, outsourced maintenance is watched like a hawk by airline reps. Oh yeah...thats definately correct!! <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> sends some of their <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> to BFGoodrich Aerospace in <acronym title="Everett - ...

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by Jetfixer75
Tue May 18, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle Saab At SJC?
Replies: 4
Views: 3516

RE: American Eagle Saab At SJC?

When did they stop flying turboprops out of <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>? I used to work there many moons ago and shared a hangar with American Eagle Mx, right next door to <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)"...

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by Jetfixer75
Mon May 17, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-Pilots: Do You Think You Could Land A Plane?
Replies: 129
Views: 11552

RE: Non-Pilots: Do You Think You Could Land A Plan

I've flown and landed a 737 full motion simulator at SEA, but landing the real thing?? I could probably fly it all the way to the crash site.

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