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by fr8mech
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wheel retraction question
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Re: Wheel retraction question

Okay - I stand corrected, the 767 bogie is actively positioned during retraction? In the previous thread I mentioned one poster stated that the gear retracts with the bogie in it's default nose-down position, with no active positioning for retraction. I guess it depends what “active positioning” me...

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by fr8mech
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wheel retraction question
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Re: Wheel retraction question

Not necessarily actively 'centered', the 767 I believe for example has no active bogie positioning other than a passive jack that returns the bogie to it's 'default' nose-down postion when in the air. This came up in a thread a few years ago concerning the 767 retraction dynamics and the necessary ...

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by fr8mech
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bye bye Yang Gang
Replies: 34
Views: 1479

Re: Bye bye Yang Gang

I asked my daughter (her first election) who she would be voting for if she were a Democrat (I haven't asked her what direction she leans). She immediately said "Andrew Yang". I asked why, and she replied "He's just so cool". We then went on to discuss others to get an understand...

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by fr8mech
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine wear: What happens?
Replies: 8
Views: 1586

Re: Engine wear: What happens?

Cracks in the combustors. Deterioration of turbine blade/vane coatings. Cracks and/or missing material in the turbine section. Air seal breakdown in the bearing cavities. Bearing wear resulting in increased vibration. Or, vibration resulting in increased bearing wear. Of course, there is always FOD ...

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by fr8mech
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange probes on the A350
Replies: 20
Views: 2849

Re: Strange probes on the A350

virage wrote:
Thanks! It's an unusual location for RAT. They're typically located in the tail or under the wing, as in your A330 example.


B757/B767 has them aft of the gear. What aircraft has the RAT installed in the tail?

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by fr8mech
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay
Replies: 107
Views: 3521

Re: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay

As an outsider I looked at this man and except being gay shouldn't he be Republican? Two things here: 1) No, he is not a Republican. Though, if I had to vote for one of the Democrats, it'd be him...or Gabbard. 2) Why is being gay and being Republican mutually exclusive? You pretty much made my earl...

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by fr8mech
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay
Replies: 107
Views: 3521

Re: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay

LOL your party wants to draw and quarter Romney right now, and has installed an all gender outhouse on McCain's grave. Your party has literally become the deranged musings of one man. There you are, dropping me into a cubby hole. Did I say this problem was confined to one party? No, it tends to be ...

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by fr8mech
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay
Replies: 107
Views: 3521

Re: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay

Well I see nothing civil in what she's saying, she could have thought that and shut up, but instead chose to say something horrible, "someone like that can't be president", she has to bear the consequences. Actually, I wasn’t addressing her statement. I was addressing the OP’s suggestion ...

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by fr8mech
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay
Replies: 107
Views: 3521

Re: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay

(I also have to wonder what a Bible thumper is doing in the Democratic party in the first place.) Because, the world is not black and white. There are many shades of gray. Not everyone toes the party line. When we re-learn or remember that, maybe we can get back to civil discussions about politics.

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by fr8mech
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you worrying about right now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2632

Re: What are you worrying about right now?

I worry about my daughter driving...every time she leaves. Not because of her driving, she really is a good driver for 17. But, she does lack experience, and there are too many morons out there. I'm worried that, next week, when I have surgery to clean up a small tear in the meniscus of my right kne...

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by fr8mech
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mechanics of the Parking Brake
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

Re: Mechanics of the Parking Brake

zeke wrote:
Maybe its like a normally closed solenoid, requires power to open.


I suspect the valve and/or brake system controller are connected to the Hot Battery Buss.

Just a guess, if in fact, you can set the brakes with power off.

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by fr8mech
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mechanics of the Parking Brake
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

Re: Mechanics of the Parking Brake

While the parking brake will hold for 12 or so hours, it is rarely used that way...at least at the places I've worked. After the aircraft has parked and is chocked, the parking brake is released. The most common reason I've heard is so that the disks won't warp as the brakes continue to heat and the...

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by fr8mech
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site wide issues at the moment
Replies: 23
Views: 7202

Re: Site wide issues at the moment

Not sure if anyone else is experiencing this, but browsing on a mobile device (IOS) is very slow. Any of the forum pages take minutes to load. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge...it makes no difference.

Other pages, including the Airliner.net homepage load normally.

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump allies are handing out cash to black voters
Replies: 15
Views: 828

Re: Trump allies are handing out cash to black voters

Trump allies are handing out cash to black voters...

In the form of jobs.

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by fr8mech
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Holocaust Remembrance Day Yesterday
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Holocaust Remembrance Day Yesterday

https://apnews.com/71fb5ea9783df8d680358b38c7b8b2e5 I just read this article, life must have been tough during this historical event. Tough? That's quite the understatement. I'm not even sure "excruciating" captures what those people went through. This spring we're taking our scouts to Wa...

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by fr8mech
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11640

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

Based on this, I cannot see how it cannot have a crown beacon. The angles alone would not allow it. This seems strange to me because all the videos I have seen had no upper beacon but I was able to see lower beacons (which normally flash at the same time on the Boeing's). Can anyone confirm if this...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11640

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

The top one looks like a wind sock upon zoom. That is not to say there is not one there, though. . . Yeah, you're right. 14CFR25.1401: (a) General. The airplane must have an anticollision light system that - (1) Consists of one or more approved anticollision lights located so that their light will ...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11640

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

LEDs are essentially maintenance free, and may last the whole useful life of the aircraft? best regards Thomas From our -8 AMM: The controller has an built-in End-Of-Life (EOL) timer. LED lights degrade slowly over time until they no longer produce enough light to meet their intended function. This...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Male Birth Control Gel?
Replies: 24
Views: 741

Re: New Male Birth Control Gel?

There is no drug on the market that is 100% effective, reversible, or free of side effects. None. They haven’t even done clinical trials yet. This is exactly what they stated “male hormone therapy”. You put 62 mgs of testosterone on your skin, along with 8 mg of progestin, of which your body will a...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Male Birth Control Gel?
Replies: 24
Views: 741

Re: New Male Birth Control Gel?

To reverse shrunken testicles you would need a drug like clomid or HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) after cessation of exogenous testosterone. I suspect that shrunken testicles would be considered a side-effect. And, since the article states: Doctors told KCTV5 News the goal is for the gel to be ...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Male Birth Control Gel?
Replies: 24
Views: 741

Re: New Male Birth Control Gel?

Who knows? Maybe as experienced by many women who use the BCP to regulate hormones, some men will find they have less agita and assholish behavior when moderating their testosterone levels via this gel. Could be very good for society. Is it really moderating the testosterone? The article says the g...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deicing is aircraft type depending
Replies: 28
Views: 3455

Re: Deicing is aircraft type depending

zanl188 wrote:
Typically the anti-ice systems will be operating in flight and no ice will form.


Wing anti-ice only addresses the leading edge.

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by fr8mech
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3231

Re: How many languages do you know?

English
Greek

I can't converse in it, but I can make out what's being said if it's in Spanish or Italian.

Will be learning German with my son starting in September.

Oh yeah, Newspeak...getting much better at that.

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by fr8mech
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pressurization of transport/cargo aircraft with ramps
Replies: 22
Views: 2019

Re: Pressurization of transport/cargo aircraft with ramps

It’s no different then a B747 freighter with a nose door, or the lower cargo doors on any transport category aircraft. I would assume that the door/ramp forms the rear pressure “bulkhead”.

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Would They Find
Replies: 20
Views: 969

Re: What Would They Find

I never thought of this, but I might be suspected of being a serial killer, because of the supplies I have for work, but if I showed them my business card, maybe not. I'm a property manager. 1. zip ties 2. large construction garbage bags 3. Costco yellow micro cloths 4. bleach 5. hydroperoxide 6. c...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety stand for wheel change?
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Re: Safety stand for wheel change?

The chines are more effective for engines on wing pylons, I would think, than on fuselage-mounted podded engines. The chines could also keep water off the wings, as in not diluting de-icing fluid on the wings. The chines are there to minimize engine water ingestion. Unfortunately, I don't have acce...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Would They Find
Replies: 20
Views: 969

Re: What Would They Find

NIKV69 wrote:

Hurtling? Please obey posted speed limits.



Well, I'll go ahead and suggest that driving a 4500lb vehicle at 55mph can be considered hurtling.

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by fr8mech
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety stand for wheel change?
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Re: Safety stand for wheel change?

Is the "flange" in the tire outboard sidewall in that BD-700 pix designed to keep water away from the axle, or does it have a different function? No flange on the inboard sidewall. https://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/7569281438 On the B727 the chines on the tires were designed to ke...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-checkout at Target
Replies: 27
Views: 1855

Re: Self-checkout at Target

seb146 wrote:
The nearest Target is about two hours away.


Two hours!? I can walk to any of the 3 Target stores I mentioned in under 2.

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by fr8mech
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety stand for wheel change?
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Re: Safety stand for wheel change?

WPvsMW wrote:
Good points... what is missing is one wheel still on the nose gear strut.


Only if the AMM says one should be there.

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by fr8mech
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Would They Find
Replies: 20
Views: 969

What Would They Find

While hurtling down the interstate, a random thought crossed my mind: If you got into a wreck, what would the first responders find in your vehicle? Back in the day, I came across -cash (lots of it), -sexual toys, -about 100 empty pizza boxes, -a .50 Barret M82 -a car full of trash bags full of tras...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety stand for wheel change?
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Re: Safety stand for wheel change?

Though, I don’t think there is a prohibition against it in the AMM. I’ll look tonight. All of our Boeing aircraft have this or some variation of this warning: WARNING: IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU REMOVE ONLY ONE WHEEL/TIRE ASSEMBLY FROM THE NOSE GEAR AT A TIME. IF YOU REMOVE THE TWO WHEEL/TIRE ASSEM...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety stand for wheel change?
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Re: Safety stand for wheel change?

Nothing is missing. We don’t use stands while replacing tires*. Now, I will make a note, that I’ve never, nor would I condone having both nose tires off at the same time, unless we’re in the barn. Though, I don’t think there is a prohibition against it in the AMM. I’ll look tonight. *as always, I wi...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Farewell to my sweet, lovely dogs
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: Farewell to my sweet, lovely dogs

I've lost 3 dogs over the years. Each one left a little something and took a little something.

It's both a curse and a blessing that their lifespan is but a fraction of ours.

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by fr8mech
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are new showerheads good gifts for my grandparents?
Replies: 50
Views: 2371

Re: Are new showerheads good gifts for my grandparents?

You know, maybe you should ask them if they would like an “upgrade”. If so, maybe lay out a couple of options for them, sans prices. No reason not to ask them. Ever thought of moving out? After all, if you can afford new clothes every season, you should be able to afford to live on your own. You are...

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by fr8mech
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are new showerheads good gifts for my grandparents?
Replies: 50
Views: 2371

Re: Are new showerheads good gifts for my grandparents?

Yes, on the shower heads. It’s a nice gift, and it shows you care about them. But, install them, or have them installed.

Now, why in the hell does your mother still clean the tub, or anything else in the bathroom of a grown man?

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by fr8mech
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U-Haul Won't Hire Smokers (In Some States)
Replies: 40
Views: 1494

Re: U-Haul Won't Hire Smokers (In Some States)

Not time, but production. Value, if you also like. I agreed to do a job, for a rate, within a given time frame. If I exceed that parameter and finish early, the job is still completed and they have what they want. If they would like another or more things, I will, under certain circumstances, sell ...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U-Haul Won't Hire Smokers (In Some States)
Replies: 40
Views: 1494

Re: U-Haul Won't Hire Smokers (In Some States)

If a company is looking in this direction to swipe more time from their employees, the issue is that they are understaffed, not the personell themselves. Interesting phrasing there. So, you think the employer is trying to steal time from the employee? Strange, because when the employee is on the cl...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ban Texting and driving in Missouri
Replies: 14
Views: 861

Re: Ban Texting and driving in Missouri

The problem with laws is they are not preventative, they are punitive. Laws don't prevent actions, laws are the vehicle that The State punishes those that have committed an action that society has found abhorrent. Maybe a little strong, but you get the picture. Some laws are easy, because they addre...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U-Haul Won't Hire Smokers (In Some States)
Replies: 40
Views: 1494

Re: U-Haul Won't Hire Smokers (In Some States)

Quite simply, the proper way to handle this is to index the complany provided health insurance premiums to risky life styles. There is nothing simple about that........ if you want to make it easy: Smoke? Tabacco companies pay the insurances the extra cost and raise prices accordingly Scuba? Pay mo...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U-Haul Won't Hire Smokers (In Some States)
Replies: 40
Views: 1494

Re: U-Haul Won't Hire Smokers (In Some States)

Quite simply, the proper way to handle this is to index the complany provided health insurance premiums to risky life styles. Smoke? Pay more in premiums. Scuba? Pay more in premiums. Own firearms? Pay more in premiums. Obese? Pay more in premiums. etc., etc., etc... With current technology and actu...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goals for 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 660

Re: Goals for 2020

Working on getting healthy again is my overarching goal. It seems every time I think I have a handle on my health, I suffer a set-back.

I can't seem to stay out of doctors' offices.

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The seven-year... tornillo.
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: The seven-year... tornillo.

I'll second the Kroil for heavy duty stuff. Medium-to-light stuff gets Liquid Wrench. With either one, give it time to work by letting it soak in, then maybe reapply after 24 hours and let that soak in as well. Agreed. Patience is the key when dealing with stubborn hardware. I'll add, when you do g...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2020
Replies: 620
Views: 17311

Re: Word Game Q1 2020

VapourTrails wrote:
Brown


Betty

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The seven-year... tornillo.
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: The seven-year... tornillo.

Find yourself a can of Kroil . It tends to be expensive, but it's what we use in aviation (and, I'll assume other industries) to get into the tightest spaces. Put the stuff on, and let it sit. Not sure what your set-up is, but 1/4 drive is probably too small. Get yourself a 3/8" Bit Holder , ge...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unplugging of devices before takeoff
Replies: 18
Views: 2442

Re: Unplugging of devices before takeoff

DocLightning wrote:
Either way, the difference is only one of a few minutes.


Agreed. My thinking is, if the flaps are being stowed, we're out of "danger" of a quick return.

I guess I should mention, that I move all my "stuff" back to my body during landing.

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-checkout at Target
Replies: 27
Views: 1855

Re: Self-checkout at Target

And what's this about three Target stores? On my eyeglasses thread you said your stores were "Springhurst" and "St. Matthews" you didn't say anything about a third store you shifty secret-keeper. :boggled: The place is littered with Target stores. The third one I visited this pa...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-checkout at Target
Replies: 27
Views: 1855

Re: Self-checkout at Target

I might ask, why you use self checkout, I never have and never will. Another screwing for the workers in those stores. You are doing their work and most certainly are not saving a dime while you screw somebody out of work. For shame! Probably something for another thread, but have you no concept of...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unplugging of devices before takeoff
Replies: 18
Views: 2442

Re: Unplugging of devices before takeoff

This. I keep my essentials strapped to my person until I feel the landing gear retract after takeoff. I go a little further, in that I dress a certain way when I fly. Comfy jeans, socks and shoes, not sandals or flip-flops, or whatever, usually sneakers or hiking shoes. The last time I wore shorts ...

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