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by Metwrench
Thu Jul 04, 2002 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starter Aircraft Purchase - Preferences?
Replies: 11
Views: 27670

RE: Starter Aircraft Purchase - Preferences?

I like the Pipers with the "hershey" bar wings. Good ground affect. the warrior is a superb A/C. Flys faster and uses less fuel than the 172.

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by Metwrench
Thu Jul 04, 2002 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To All The Americans Here
Replies: 33
Views: 2266

RE: To All The Americans Here

ADG,

Thanks for being a friend and an ally.

Met

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by Metwrench
Thu Jul 04, 2002 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How's The Weather Where You Are Right Now?
Replies: 32
Views: 3048

RE: How's The Weather Where You Are Right Now?

Anchorage, Alaska.

60 F, cloudy, and breezy enough to keep the mosquitoes down.

By our standards, this is okay. Four days ago, it was high 70's and low 80's depending on local conditions, that was "paradise"!

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by Metwrench
Thu Jul 04, 2002 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape Of Engine Nacelle
Replies: 8
Views: 9721

RE: Shape Of Engine Nacelle

Bjones is mostly correct. I've never worked on Boeings, but went to GE's Line MX Training for the GE CT-7 in Cincinnati. Training for every engine that GE builds is there. Our Instructor explained to us that when Boeing selected that engine there was concern for ground clearance. So GE redesigned th...

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by Metwrench
Thu Jul 04, 2002 11:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Change Time?
Replies: 11
Views: 9479

RE: Engine Change Time?

The only Quick Engine Change,(QEC) can happen if the replacement engine has all the airframe components already installed, and the Records Dept, has this engine built up as an assembly, (computer wise that is). Then it's possible to do an engine R&R in one shift. One hour? Maybe on an ultralight. On...

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by Metwrench
Wed Jul 03, 2002 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Here Knows How To Swim?
Replies: 32
Views: 1960

RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Okay, let's have a race!

I've got the leanest stroke and the fastest turn and have posted 20 minute miles!

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by Metwrench
Tue Jul 02, 2002 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why The Tilted Main Gear Bogies?
Replies: 27
Views: 7676

RE: Why The Tilted Main Gear Bogies?

I don't know. Maybe the flight crews are landing the aircraft contrary to what the engineers intended?

Right or wrong, somebody has to give.

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by Metwrench
Tue Jul 02, 2002 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm Not Gay
Replies: 218
Views: 3854

RE: I'm Not Gay

Sorry MX, I don't get it???????????

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by Metwrench
Tue Jul 02, 2002 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats Up With These Post?!?
Replies: 39
Views: 2501

RE: What's Up With These Post?!?

CPDC,

Who can't have it both ways?????

Why are you waving the Canadian flag?

What has Canadian patriotism got to do with this thread?

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by Metwrench
Tue Jul 02, 2002 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If You Like Girls, A Must Go Website!
Replies: 4
Views: 2066

RE: If You Like Girls, A Must Go Website!

Oh my Gawd!!!!!!!!

A Strait Site!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by Metwrench
Tue Jul 02, 2002 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm Not Gay
Replies: 218
Views: 3854

RE: I'm Not Gay

What's your point Mx?

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by Metwrench
Tue Jul 02, 2002 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disgusting Treatment Of Women/children By Aus Gov.
Replies: 31
Views: 2292

RE: Disgusting Treatment Of Women/children By Aus Gov.

Yyz,

We've been at "odds" before.

What's up?

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by Metwrench
Tue Jul 02, 2002 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm Not Gay
Replies: 218
Views: 3854

RE: I'm Not Gay

TWAL,

I've been to Kansas, I found that "old fashioned family values" are alive and well in the Midwest.

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by Metwrench
Tue Jul 02, 2002 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disgusting Treatment Of Women/children By Aus Gov.
Replies: 31
Views: 2292

RE: Disgusting Treatment Of Women/children By Aus Gov.

It use to be that people would immigrate to another land for the opportunity to gain a better "life style". That meant hard work and getting along. Now-a-days, immigrating means getting to a 1st world country by any means then holding out your hand for any and all free benefits! Why do so many peopl...

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by Metwrench
Tue Jul 02, 2002 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm Gay
Replies: 138
Views: 3144

RE: I'm Gay

Gee, can anybody here guess what my sexual persuation is?

I don't have a problem with "alternate life styles", I have a problem with anonymous internet freaks pushing sex onto teens.

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by Metwrench
Tue Jul 02, 2002 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Canada Day
Replies: 17
Views: 1970

RE: Happy Canada Day

And "Happy Dominion Day" to you too!

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by Metwrench
Tue Jul 02, 2002 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm Going To Rehab On Thursday
Replies: 11
Views: 2560

RE: I'm Going To Rehab On Thursday

As long as this is for "yourself, and nobody else".

It's okay to be selfish.

Met

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by Metwrench
Tue Jul 02, 2002 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm Not Gay
Replies: 218
Views: 3854

RE: I'm Not Gay

Gee, I wonder what I am? Does anybody out here know?

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by Metwrench
Tue Jul 02, 2002 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turboprop Throttles
Replies: 8
Views: 7445

RE: Turboprop Throttles

Speaking for TPE-331's, The prop governor maintains RPM. It does by so varying the pitch of the prop. Advance the power lever, the engine fuels "up" and tries to increase in RPM. The prop gov responds by increasing pitch which slows down the RPM. Meanwhile the increased fuel flow is allowing the pro...

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by Metwrench
Tue Jul 02, 2002 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats Up With These Post?!?
Replies: 39
Views: 2501

RE: What's Up With These Post?!?

The way I see it, one group gets away with it, the other doesn't. The first group likes to rub the second groups nose "in it".

The big problem I have with this, is the influence posed to the many minors on this site. They should learn sexuality at home, not the internet.

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by Metwrench
Wed Jun 26, 2002 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Breed Of Dogs
Replies: 38
Views: 2605

RE: Your Favorite Breed Of Dogs

That's easy, among other pets along the way, my favorite breed since I was 6 is the German Shepard. I'm living with the 5th one now. They have "with out a doubt" been the most affectionate, loyal, intelligent, and if need be, rip your face off if I'm threatened companions I've ever had. In this worl...

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 25, 2002 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Turbine Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4813

RE: Some Turbine Questions

FCU stands for "fuel control unit" this is the hydro mechanical unit that receives fuel, meters it, and delivers it to to the fuel distribution system. Can't tell you what CSU stands for, must be something mythical that a P&W engine does?????

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 25, 2002 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For Teens Who Get Bad Report Cards
Replies: 24
Views: 2557

RE: For Teens Who Get Bad Report Cards

For those of us "parents" that care, we already know! We are already trying to deal with it. We were teens ourselves you know! Christ almighty, the world doesn't revolve around you!!! The only way you are going to make it, is same way countless generations before you did, Just do it! And stop whinin...

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by Metwrench
Fri Jun 21, 2002 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nixon And Clinton, Any Parrallel?
Replies: 19
Views: 1861

RE: Nixon And Clinton, Any Parrallel?

Stretch 8, good point about both ruining their presidencies!

Both were into "control". Nixon just wanted power, looks like Clinton just wanted sex.

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by Metwrench
Thu Jun 20, 2002 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gay Posters
Replies: 29
Views: 1425

RE: Gay Posters

Come on SegmentKing, you've been around along enough to know that only 10% of Airliners members are strait! Gawd, I wish the straits would leave so we could have a big old group hug!

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by Metwrench
Thu Jun 20, 2002 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Media Is Not Liberal
Replies: 55
Views: 2688

RE: The Media Is Not Liberal

This country has plenty of faults, I will agree with anyone on that. But we do not have the worst child poverty level! Yes there are millions of kids living far below any standards that are acceptable! The money is there! The Government programs are there! The problem is that there are so many paren...

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by Metwrench
Thu Jun 20, 2002 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tracking Aircraft Parts..?
Replies: 2
Views: 2735

RE: Tracking Aircraft Parts..?

Sorry to say, but that will be tough! Who made the seat? Does the data plate have a part number? If that company is still in business someone there could at least identify within a few years when it was made. Do you know someone involved with Maintenance or Maintenance Records at BA? With the part/m...

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by Metwrench
Thu Jun 20, 2002 10:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Media Is Not Liberal
Replies: 55
Views: 2688

RE: The Media Is Not Liberal

Thank goodness we don't have nationalised Health Care! Even if the US could make it as good as the Canadian system it would be in absolute shambles. The Canadian Taxpayer pays through the nose for their system and they get poor service and the hospitals are so under staffed and under equipped they c...

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by Metwrench
Wed Jun 19, 2002 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strait Mechanics
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

RE: Strait Mechanics

I don't want to cause a fight, but I posted this in response to the "Gay Pilots" thread. Let's keep this clean so the Moderators don't "Bleep Us".

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by Metwrench
Wed Jun 19, 2002 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strait Mechanics
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Strait Mechanics

No Flame Bait here! Just curious though? Are there any? It is okay to ask if there are any Gay Pilots, just want to know if I'm a dinosaur. Have to admit, we Mech's are kind of "Strait". I must repeat! Nothing personal or flamitory! But in aviation I've seen people that live "alternate" life styles ...

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by Metwrench
Wed Jun 19, 2002 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hiding Your Mistakes? Flight Crew Incident
Replies: 36
Views: 6003

RE: Hiding Your Mistakes? Flight Crew Incident

It's really nifty that all these operators have these wonderful programs, but not once have I seen how Operations is supposed to communicate with Maintenance. Do you want to inspect, repair and fly the A/C or do you want to protect pilots careers? Both are possible if it is done right!

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by Metwrench
Wed Jun 19, 2002 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boy Is This Guy In Trouble!
Replies: 18
Views: 4625

RE: Boy Is This Guy In Trouble!

Air2, I'm not trying to argue with you. The schmuck obviously knew enough to pass himself off as a "legitiment". The Fed's knew nothing about him? So apparently he never had a license to lose. Where did he learn how? As a legitiment holder of A&P and IA certificates, I want him Slammed!!! I worked h...

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oxygen Mask.
Replies: 76
Views: 12925

RE: Oxygen Mask.

Okay Fred, so what you're saying is that I should grab the 1st mask that swings my way and by all means prevent that obnoxious brat that has been kicking the back of my seat the last two hours from getting some O2? Thanks, I was looking for some absolvment!!! Should I strangle the lathargic Mother t...

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hiding Your Mistakes? Flight Crew Incident
Replies: 36
Views: 6003

RE: Hiding Your Mistakes? Flight Crew Incident

Being "forthright" really is the best policy. That's something I learned by the time I was 5 years old! My daughter did the same thing at that age. She is 17 now and has been completely truthful in every disadventure in her life and has nothing to regret by being so. I am grateful for my upbringing ...

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: England Better Sell The Remainder Of It's Colonies
Replies: 3
Views: 1674

RE: England Better Sell The Remainder Of It's Colonies

Why is it that the "Enlightened" nations have to sacrifice? Even Canada had to take it in shorts during the skating event in Salt Lake City!

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oxygen Mask.
Replies: 76
Views: 12925

RE: Oxygen Mask.

Jet, two conditions, two answers. I would encourage experienced flight crews to join in and correct me. 1st) Pilot masks. They are designed to be quick donning and of a design to fit very tightly over the nose and mouth. The slightest inward breathing causes a low pressure area that allows a check v...

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boy Is This Guy In Trouble!
Replies: 18
Views: 4625

RE: Boy Is This Guy In Trouble!

Sorry Air2, but the company bears all the responsibility. It's their job to ensure that qualified personnel work on or operate their equipment. Period!!!

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Anyone Hiring?
Replies: 28
Views: 2079

RE: Is Anyone Hiring?

Is anybody hiring????????? Ever heard of Alaska???????? We only have positions for 12 A&P's and are always at least two short. Our crews work 7 days on and 7 days off 11.5 hour shifts. Yes, that's 6 months off and making 45K a year without any overtime. You can buy a very decent home for less than 2...

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Ordered A Boeing 747...
Replies: 27
Views: 7913

RE: Alaska Airlines Ordered A Boeing 747...

There is so much traffic between ANC & SEA that the public is being reasonably well served by high frequency service, 20 flights a day by Alaska. They provide MD-80 and 737 service just about every hour. Not to mention Delta, Northwest, United, Air Canada, Hawaiian, and Continental. Not bad for a ci...

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Teens *Really* Know Everything?
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

RE: Do Teens *Really* Know Everything?

Dripstick, nice post!!! Too bad I've got this crappy Windows XP which left a flaw in the upper center of the photo!!!!!

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When You Can't Sleep...
Replies: 16
Views: 2092

RE: When You Can't Sleep...

Jetpilot is right. Try to treat shift change like you would jet lag going west to east. You've got to be a zombie and stay awake the first day. Also, as much as I like to drink alcohol, I abstain during the transition.

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oxygen Mask.
Replies: 76
Views: 12925

RE: Oxygen Mask.

Most items posted here are correct except the statement about oxygen keeping pilots awake. In the event of loss of pressurization, oxygen keeps the pilots, and pax alive! From 35,000' to 15,000' @ 2.500' per minute of emergency decent takes 8 minutes. Yes, the average person will survive that withou...

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hiding Your Mistakes? Flight Crew Incident
Replies: 36
Views: 6003

RE: Hiding Your Mistakes? Flight Crew Incident

Check again, the cup is not in a captive holder or a gimbal mounted holder. It is standing loose on top of the glare shield which sits on top of a great number of instruments! Pilots are allowed to perform some "preventive maintenance". In this case, not putting a container holding a fluid above sai...

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Is Your Role Model/who Do You Look Up To?
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

RE: Who Is Your Role Model/who Do You Look Up To?

It's a toss up between Homer Simpson and Hank Hill. Then there is Gary of the "Ambiguously Gay Duo"!

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Should Visit Halifax, Gander
Replies: 20
Views: 1727

RE: Bush Should Visit Halifax, Gander

I'm thinking that Bush should probably hang out in a bunker on the next 9-11 in case the wackos try it again! I suspect there will be some heightened security around the first anniversary.

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hiding Your Mistakes? Flight Crew Incident
Replies: 36
Views: 6003

RE: Hiding Your Mistakes? Flight Crew Incident

Okay, it's a "spitoon" for your Skoal. Even more disgusting!

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Before GPS
Replies: 22
Views: 7776

RE: Before GPS

My Father served in the Korean War with the RCAF as a Radio Officer and a Navigator. Aircraft he flew in were C-87's, C119's, and DC-4's. The chronometer and sextant were still used then as well as morse code. Towards the end of his military experience they were experimenting with Loran but it was j...

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 11:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boy Is This Guy In Trouble!
Replies: 18
Views: 4625

RE: Boy Is This Guy In Trouble!

Wow, a decent lawyer should get him off. Since he's not licensed, the Airline is completely at fault. I haven't worked anywhere in the last 20 years where the Airline didn't have to request a License Verification Check from their local FSDO. Some of the above statements about Technicians needing to ...

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 11:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hiding Your Mistakes? Flight Crew Incident
Replies: 36
Views: 6003

RE: Hiding Your Mistakes? Flight Crew Incident

L-188, The coffee cup on the glare shield on the approach into KCR is a nice touch. I can't possibly remember how many CB's, switches, and instruments I've replaced due to liquids being spilled on them.

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by Metwrench
Tue Jun 18, 2002 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Teens *Really* Know Everything?
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

RE: Do Teens *Really* Know Everything?

45, No they don't. I can still vividly remember being a teen and resenting the "older" generation. Well, part of me never grew up. Just ask my ex-wife, she grew up and got really old. Sometimes I hang out with my 17 year daughter and her friends and enjoy acting just as Dorky as they do. The biggest...

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