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by fr8mech
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: how to assess engine run certifying staff
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Re: how to assess engine run certifying staff

Ok, so this sounds kind of strange, because you should know this stuff if you're in the business. What kind of MRO are you? Heavy jet (air transport)? In that case, your customer should have all the information you need. I know our MRO's have to be qualified under our procedures in order to run and ...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City
Replies: 16
Views: 906

Re: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City

Part of the reason why it makes sense to build such a bridge. But, does it make sense? What's the "pay-off"? How much will such a bridge reduce vehicular traffic, if any? What about the winter months, or inclement weather? Could the $100M be better spent on other maintaining/upgrading the...

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by fr8mech
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Learning a New Language with Duolingo
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

Re: Learning a New Language with Duolingo

I agree with others that Duolingo is a supplemental tool. The main disadvantage of the app is that it does a poor job of teaching you anything outside of vocab and pronunciation. So true. I had to look up why “ein” was correct in some cases, while “eine” in others. “Essen” & “fressen” also had ...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Learning a New Language with Duolingo
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

Re: Learning a New Language with Duolingo

. It also contains some strange sentences that no human would ever say. but I sometimes wonder if some program is composing the sentences: "The cat gives the woman a skirt" is not a sentence I could ever imagine needing. :scratchchin: I think that's intentional. It works on vocabulary. Si...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saharan Dust Coming to the United States
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: Saharan Dust Coming to the United States

Happens all the time. This one is bigger than average. One site I saw said it's the biggest in 50 or so years. Another reason to wear a mask, in the affected areas. I remember some of these dust clouds coming across the Med in the 80's while vacationing in Greece. My aunt hated them. Could never kee...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Learning a New Language with Duolingo
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

Learning a New Language with Duolingo

My son struggled with Spanish all through elementary & middle school. We decided to start fresh in high school with German this fall. I decided to learn German so I can help him if needed, and do a little bonding. I started using Duolingo back in February and I feel I'm doing well. Moving right ...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tempurpedic mattress
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Tempurpedic mattress

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Anybody use or try this thing:

https://purple.com

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by fr8mech
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tempurpedic mattress
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Tempurpedic mattress

I start chemo on Thursday I feel for you. Best wishes. We have a sleep number, We’re toying with that. I like a firmer mattress than the wife does, but my range of comfort tolerance is larger than hers, so unless she goes to something ridiculously soft, I’d probably be able to handle whatever mattr...

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by fr8mech
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 3296

Re: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

I'm still unclear from my reading (multiple sources, including the judgement) as to whether or not this situation in Kentucky is active disenfranchisement or a reasonable response to the current health crisis. Is there any further insight happening. In the current environment I'm viewing waterfowl,...

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by fr8mech
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tempurpedic mattress
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Tempurpedic mattress

We’ve been sleeping on a Tempurpedic for a decade or so. We liked it at first, but we’ve both decided that it’s time to go.

So, I’ll pile on and ask for advice.

Going to be a Christmas gift for us.

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by fr8mech
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10/MD-11 with only engine number 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3223

Re: DC-10/MD-11 with only engine number 2?

Im curious about the Eastern incident noted above: How would the NTSB determine a mechanic forgot to fit the O-rings? Surely, a simple question to said mechanic would render the obvious answer: "Of course I fitted them'' because surely if he knew he hadn't, he wouldn't have forgotten to fit th...

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by fr8mech
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 3296

Re: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

Perhaps electronic voting in combination with slip counting would work. When I voted in Texas I was surprised and concerned that my vote was strictly an electronic representation of the icon I pressed on a screen. The receipt I received was proof only that I voted. Forgive me if I want a paper ball...

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by fr8mech
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 3296

Re: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

It is known that the Republicans are scumbags, so this is not surprising to me. What I don't understand is how is this not illegal? Why cant the courts/ Dems or whoever do something about this? Hey, you do realize that it is a Democrat governor that issued an executive order that did this, right? E...

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by fr8mech
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 3296

Re: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

Vote by mail. Do your research. Not just how secure vote by mail is, but deadlines. You can still submit a ballot. If there is a mistake, like being registered for the wrong party, let the election officials know right away. No, I will not vote by mail. Wide-spread absentee balloting provides way t...

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by fr8mech
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 3296

Re: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

They’re telling us it’ll be a week before we know the results. I’m a registered independent, so I’ll be sitting out the primary. But, I’ll be damned if I will vote by mail. There is just too much opportunity for fraud. In fact, one of our state reps, a Democrat, complained rather loudly on FB that t...

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by fr8mech
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New help modifying my bed
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: New help modifying my bed

Without seeing a picture it’s tough, but what about something like this: https://smile.amazon.com/ElfAnt-Multi-functional-Car-Steering-Portable/dp/B07BQSCFT1/ref=sr_1_4?crid=F3N16ANZPH5Z&dchild=1&keywords=car+hop+trays+for+car+windows&qid=1592703942&sprefix=Car+hop+%2Caps%2C174&s...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6838

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

I have a couple of concerns about a vaccine. The first concerns bringing the vaccine to market. Are we moving too quickly, potentially introducing a “dangerous” vaccine into the equation? What safeguards are we setting aside? And, if they can be set aside in this case, why are they there in the firs...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco
Replies: 22
Views: 1064

Re: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco

How is the crowding up there in the smoky mountains? Is it like the videos nationwide of memorial day? I'm thinking about visiting sometime next week or the week after and renting a cabin, but one of my family members is extremely paranoid (rightly so) about COVID due to being in an at-risk group. ...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco
Replies: 22
Views: 1064

Re: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco

ending on Oct. 2nd, That I remember. The fire department I was a member of, along with the surrounding departments, were placed on a higher alert level due to the possibility of civil unrest should Simpson have been convicted. At the time the verdict came down I was in a theology class. I carried a...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco
Replies: 22
Views: 1064

Re: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco

casinterest wrote:
Hmm how long is it there? I may have to drive out there.


No idea; I understand it's been there since 2017.

We really enjoyed the museum. The kids say it was the highlight of the trip. I've never seen my son (14) read that many exhibit placards/signs/notes.

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by fr8mech
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco
Replies: 22
Views: 1064

Re: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco

I can say, with absolute honesty, that I don't remember where I was or what I was doing.

On a related note, we visited the Alcatraz East Crime Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN this past week. They have the Bronco on loan in their collection. Very nice.

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by fr8mech
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?
Replies: 47
Views: 2276

Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

I have clothe masks. My "favorite", that fits best, is one made by a friend...glow-in-the-dark skulls on a black field. Unfortunately, the washing has reduced the glow-in-the-darkedness of the mask. I have a couple of other masks laying around, the only other "branded" one comes ...

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by fr8mech
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 3440

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

Led Zeppelin - Kashmir.

Yes, I wrote Kashmir, not Stairway to Heaven.

:box:

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by fr8mech
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: History of weather radar on commercial airliners
Replies: 19
Views: 3476

Re: History of weather radar on commercial airliners

Why do you think the question "Anybody knows something about the history of weather radar on commercial airliners?" is overly broad? Bad grammar aside, because it doesn’t give context. It is also a closed question. A simple ‘yes’ or no’ would satisfy your question without providing any in...

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by fr8mech
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: History of weather radar on commercial airliners
Replies: 19
Views: 3476

Re: History of weather radar on commercial airliners

http://aea.net/avionicsnews/anarchives/ ... eradar.pdf

I make no claim as to its accuracy.

You may get better, more specific answers if you ask better questions. Your question is overly broad.
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I typed in “history airborne weather radar”

This was the first return:

http://aea.net/avionicsnews/anarchives/ ... eradar.pdf

I make no claim as to its accuracy.

You may get better, more specific answers if you ask better questions. Your question is overly broad.

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL to allow player protests
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: NFL to allow player protests

Sure they have every right to do what they did, its their organization. And people had the right to call it out then and call out this sudden U-turn now. The NFL aint shit No argument from me. People and organizations and allowed to change their minds. And, we are allowed to point out their that th...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL to allow player protests
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: NFL to allow player protests

Given neither standing to attention nor kneeling during the anthem is productive use of "company time", I'm struggling to see that as a reason to object. But, it is company time, and the players are employees. The “company” has the right to demand certain things (within the bounds of thei...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL to allow player protests
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: NFL to allow player protests

The NFL is a private organization that make its own rules, as they pertain to the sport they oversee. Just like they had every right to make attempts to suppress the player protests over the past few years, they have every right to allow, or even encourage and take part in those protests. It will be...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery Jump Starter
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Battery Jump Starter

Dead battery on a new car, that's not great. Did they test it and diagnose it as bad (aside from empty) ? The dude used a handheld tester that read 225A on a 650CCA battery. So, pretty much a dead battery. I had 13.4V at the post with the engine running, so the charging circuit is working. No reaso...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you support unpaid internships or not?
Replies: 18
Views: 951

Re: Do you support unpaid internships or not?

is also just free labour/slavery. Discuss It may be free labor, but it is not slavery. The intern receives an agreed upon benefit for the labor he performs. Experience, networking, positioning for entry-level, etc. The intern is getting something. But I do agree with Tommy, unpaid internships shoul...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery Jump Starter
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Battery Jump Starter

Understood, but keeping it charged will be a pain if this was just a battery issue. I’m not too worried about keeping it charged. I’ll charge it right before my trips. This isn’t meant to be a panacea, just an added layer of preparedness. Truth be known, I would have bought one earlier, but in the ...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery Jump Starter
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Battery Jump Starter

Check out this guy, he really is my go to for household stuff, in this video he puts a number of different models through their paces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN8A2nIMUWA Perfect. That's exactly what I was looking for. I guess I'm too old to think about YouTube first when it comes to produc...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery Jump Starter
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Battery Jump Starter

Not sure what good it is . Better off paying the 2.99 a month for a car service like I do on my cell plan. I got my friends car unlocked, my fiends's tire flat patched, and my own car jump started for much less than buying a charger that you have to remember to keep charged, and will only be needed...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery Jump Starter
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Battery Jump Starter

My relatively new car failed to start. Being the type of person that drives a car until the wheels fall off, when I get a new car, there has been a generation or 2 upgrade in technology. So, I get into my car, and the first thing I notice is there is no ding-ding, no screens, no nothing. I press the...

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by fr8mech
Sun May 31, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Back up ops centers
Replies: 11
Views: 3446

Re: Back up ops centers

We activate our back-up operations center once a year in an exercise.

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by fr8mech
Fri May 29, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport

You sound like Nietzsche. Many people are unable to save. They will even buy a mobile phone on credit. Therefore the government forces them into an old age insurance. I am unable to cut down on sugar. Therefore I need the government to cut it down for me. You got the last word. I'm basically a Libe...

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by fr8mech
Fri May 29, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport

Government intervention is a relative value. Why to prohibit marihuana? (I favor prohibition, but see a need to exclude those that can proof that they are good in painting or can play an instrument.) Why force parents to send children to school? Why force people into health and old age insurances? ...

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by fr8mech
Fri May 29, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Q for plumbing experts:
Replies: 14
Views: 1474

Re: Q for plumbing experts:

It would sometimes just keep on running after flushing & refilling, sometimes for 15 mins or more; and I'd kibosh this by shutting off the valve. Hours later, I would reopen the valve and the whole appliance would behave normally - that is, until I flushed it and of course the stubborn running ...

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by fr8mech
Thu May 28, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport

As I lack discipline to stop sugar by myself, I hope the government prohibits it until some solution for Covid 19 is found. Same goes for sugar substitute. So, because you lack discipline to quit something you want the government to ban it...for everyone? What is this fascination with government in...

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by fr8mech
Thu May 28, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport

Have you tried beer with 3,5% alcohol? In Germany I tried one which tasted like a 4,5% beer mixed with water. But in Czech Republic this beer is fantastic. One can get boozed, but it takes longer and one doesn't have to keep drinking water to avoid dehydration. I tried 1,5% or so beer in Sweden (or...

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by fr8mech
Thu May 28, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport

But let's assume people who usually have an eight hour work day have instead to cycle for four hours per day, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3fRzuMtuKw The Physical Jerks would begin in three minutes. 'Arms bending and stretching!' she rapped out. 'Take your time by me. One, two, three, four! One,...

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by fr8mech
Thu May 28, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport

If you're on an ACA plan, why shouldn't you be required to exercise and maintain good body stats? I absolutely agree. If you're taking public money, then then we should be able to attach conditions to that money. Whether it's ACA under-written insurance, SNAP, WIC, or any of the other myriad of pub...

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by fr8mech
Wed May 27, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport

But let's assume people who usually have an eight hour work day have instead to cycle for four hours per day, There should be a lot of health benefits including better immune system. So, how would that work? Are we going to reduce the work week to accommodate the 4 hours? How about folks take some ...

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by fr8mech
Wed May 27, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?
Replies: 17
Views: 2553

Re: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?

the tug driver could have driven that TL from either end. while I do not agree with the way he did it? He didn't damage the airplane so? It was ok. I don't disagree. Just saying the way he did it was frowned upon by one of my employers. Another employer didn't really address it one way or the other...

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by fr8mech
Tue May 26, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone have a credit relationship with BMO Harris?
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Anyone have a credit relationship with BMO Harris?

Interesting, I didn’t know that the ratio of potential debt load to income wasn’t a factor. You’d think it would be. In my case, I would still take a hit, because I don’t carry many cards. I would close one account if I opened a new one. I have 2 credit cards. One is a “points card” that I use for e...

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by fr8mech
Sun May 24, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone have a credit relationship with BMO Harris?
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Anyone have a credit relationship with BMO Harris?

Disclaimer: I don’t have a relationship with them. I’m just interested as to why you want to change and potentially mar, yes mar, your credit rating? Still seeking approvals? If you’re happy with your current credit card(s), why add more? There really is no net benefit to your rating. Yes, you may i...

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by fr8mech
Fri May 22, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?
Replies: 17
Views: 2553

Re: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?

But doesn't that mean you still have to turn around to see the nose gear? Yes. But the spots we used this type of push on...in the hangar area...was a quick turn to a straight back push for a hundred yards or so, then stop and drop the aircraft. Spent almost the entire push looking at the main gear.

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by fr8mech
Fri May 22, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?
Replies: 17
Views: 2553

Re: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?

I've never seen this before....kinda crazy! I'm obviously no expert, but I'd imagine being able to see the nose gear and the airplane, without turning your head back and forth, would be one advantage of a pushback. That type of tug can be driven from either end. The way the guy on the video was is ...

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by fr8mech
Fri May 22, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?
Replies: 17
Views: 2553

Re: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?

Really, just different technique. As noted, if towing from below, you can get into a tighter space. I've found that towing from below is a little quicker, and you don't have very much counter steering to get the aircraft where you want it. You just need to be sure you keep the tug pointed between th...

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by fr8mech
Thu May 21, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are there still American cities with police foot patrols ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1262

Re: Are there still American cities with police foot patrols ?

I believe the Downtown Area Patrol in the Louisville First Division incorporates some foot patrol.

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