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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:45 am

Quoting LMP737 (reply 48):


What about local/state taxes? That would even out to the same I bet.
 
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:43 pm

777WT:

List price for a StingerHP with an AC charger is $144. I bought mine for $110. So if you look around you can get a good price.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:08 pm

Hawk21M,
Purely from a memmory standpoint, I believe the requirement is a 3 cell, minimum "C" size battery and HAS to be explosion proof.
 
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:52 pm

Quoting ExPanAmer (reply 52):
Purely from a memmory standpoint, I believe the requirement is a 3 cell, minimum "C" size battery and HAS to be explosion proof.


Any Voltage Specification.[6vdc]
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:15 am

I don't specifically remember amy voltage spec, but if the 3 cell reqirement is indeed true, then minimum voltage would be 4.5 v.
 
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:12 pm

Quoting ExPanAmer (reply 54):
I don't specifically remember amy voltage spec, but if the 3 cell reqirement is indeed true, then minimum voltage would be 4.5 v.


Any FAA link available on the rule.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Mar 05, 2005 11:35 pm

When I was an apprentice my foreman's advice was "if in doubt, get a bigger hammer"! Now I have nine including mallets!
 
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:05 pm

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:25 am

Are things not looking too good at your place then bagsmasher? I thought the industry was starting to pick up again on your side of the pond?

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Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:04 am

I am sorry to hear that, I hope things turn out ok for you mate.
 
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:18 am

My multimeter "don't leave home without it"

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:47 am

What about Leathermans.Are they allowed on board when travelling on Duty on ones own Aiirlines Aircraft.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:58 am

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:38 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 62):
What about Leathermans.Are they allowed on board when traveling on Duty on ones own Aiirlines Aircraft

Absolutely not. All of our tools must be in the cargo hold when traveling on duty. We are in fact required to have our employee # engraved on our cutting tools so that if we accidentally leave it behind on the aircraft after working on it, security won't freak and think that a pax somehow got it on board. Of course they also know who to come looking for when they start handing out fines for the incident.  irked 

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:05 am

NORTHSEATIGER;
I like that!! Just make sure it's a reputable lab that does that "fine" instrument.
 
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:14 am

My favourite aircraft is the Boeing 757, and I object to being addressed as a 'tool'!!!
 
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:36 pm

Dl757Md....Very Interesting.
What about any tool left behind after Work done in cabin.How will it be traced back to the Owner.Are all tools engraved with #
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:32 am

Presently we are only required to have our cutting tools engraved with our employee number. Generally other tools will either be kept by whomever finds it or turned into the maintenance office and then put in a lost tool area for the owner to claim.

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:49 pm

Would have to be my rivet cutters that i made. makes kife so much easier and does a lovely straight cut. The second would have to be my 16oz ball pein hammer.
 
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:05 pm

Quoting Dl757Md (Reply 68):
Presently we are only required to have our cutting tools engraved with our employee number

A simple Screwdriver would not be engraved with Employee #, right.
If left on board, can it be used as a weapon by someone on a regular flt.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:05 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 70):
A simple Screwdriver would not be engraved with Employee #, right.
If left on board, can it be used as a weapon by someone on a regular flt.

Yes it could. Now you realize somewhat the inconsistancies of post 9-11 security.

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:48 am

Quoting Dl757md (Reply 71):
Yes it could. Now you realize somewhat the inconsistancies of post 9-11 security.

9W uses metal cutlary [Knife,fork,spoon] on their flts.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:58 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 72):
9W uses metal cutlary [Knife,fork,spoon] on their flts

Does 9W fly to the U.S. or are they a domestic Indian carrier? I believe that all international flights to and from the U.S. are required to use plastic utensils and I'm sure all domestic U.S. flights are. What are the rules regarding this in India?

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:31 am

Quoting Dl757md (Reply 73):
What are the rules regarding this in India

9W would soon be commencing to Europe.
Initially post 9/11 there were changes to the cutlery but soon reverted to the usual metal.

Wonder what the plans would be.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:27 pm

Been asked to Submit a list of Products for line base.
I've asked for the A2 Surefire Flashlight
The Victorinox Leathermans plier
Laptop from Ibtronix
&
Ear defenders from Weldrack.

Anyone can suggest Any Additional Mx Personnell equipment I could ask for which will help me in my Job.

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:48 pm

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:15 pm

My favorite tools are

one straight slot and one Philips screw drivers (snap on wyellow handles)
a pair of needle nose pliers
a six inch crescent wrench
and my stream-light stinger

then a pen and a Mel placard and if those items don't fix the problem there's always graveyard and the shift turnover book.



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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:33 pm

Quoting DC10GUY (Reply 2):

That's easy ........................................... My pen.

I would have guessed the eraser.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:14 pm

Quoting Nonfirm (Reply 77):
stream-light stinger

What model.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:36 pm

I remember one mechanic in southern California who used only one tool: "Where are you going next?" Good troubleshooting like that saved him a lot of work.  Smile
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:03 am

Somewhere in my tool box i was donated a card from airbus that details the Bleed Air system on the A343, with scale drawings, locations and possible part numbers... (reference only)

Its helped out on a number of occasions with identifying stuck valves...
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:47 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 79):
What model.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:56 am

Wow! it's fun to see this thread pop up again! Thanks Hawk for resurrecting it.

My new favorite tool(s) are my set of flex head gear wrenches. They have done the job so many times when nothing else would in the short time I've owned them that they are on my tool belt now rather than in my doghouse.

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:05 am

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:48 am

Without question, my Snap On SDDD42 screwdriver/prybar/cowl tool Smile . That thing is so damn sturdy, and it seems to be surgically attached to me. I've lost that thing dozens of times, and just when I'm ready to buy a new one, it magically reappears.
 
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:10 pm

My 'favorite' tool would probably be my thrust reverser spline tool with 18" extension & u-joint that lets me spin a TR half open or closed rather quickly.

My most useful tool would probably be my Master Appliance torch. I never go to the flightline without it.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:45 pm

How is Maglite compared to Surefire Quality & Brightness wise for 3 cell D models.
I have a Maglite.Not observed a Surefire.
Anyone.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:39 am

All you need is a pen, a flashlight, and a leatherman. Gets you through ALOT!
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:46 pm

How is Laser light comparable to Incandesant lights.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:13 pm

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 24):
I cannot believe no one has mentioned a woodpecker.....

I have a screw removal tool with a fitting on one end that allows adjacent screws to hold it as a fulcrum and a 3/8" drive sliding end that will spin with pressure to remove the real [email protected] screw, handle collapses into itself and fits in my ramp box. Full extended length is about 18". Very handy in the middle of nowhere w/o air or elex avail.

Quoting Amtrosie (Reply 28):
AA cell mag light(fits in my mouth, so I have both hands),

Mag lite had (or still has) a headband with an elasticized sleeve to hold a AA lite in and held on your head via velcro (thank you space race). Still have mine, had to change the velcro a few years ago, still works.

Quoting ATLAMT (Reply 36):
I kind of surprised nobody has mentioned gearwrenches.

One of the best advances in tooling. I bought a couple, and sacrificed them to the gods of single purpose use. Cut it in half, and secured to a 12" rod with a handle for the supreme tight spots.

I also have a collection of pneumatic line leak check tooling. Whenever a rigid line (up to 1/2" or so) would get damaged, instead of tossing the line, I would salvage the useful end. Cut it to a good length, add a piece of flex tubing and a union capable of receiving the fitting off the end of a nitrogen cart for leak checks or for exercising components with muscle air at the test ports. The CF6 on A310's are notorious for sense line damage that could take all day, without any fittings available. That's primarily with the bleed valve and hp bl. valve, but any smaller pneu. line benefits from them.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 46):
Out Here DGCA Insists min 4-cell Flashlight

That seems like a little excessive regulation. Do they also dictate how many squares for a #2?
 
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:52 pm

Quoting ReidYYZ (Reply 90):

What is the Regulation Intensity wise out there on Flashlight use in Mx.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:58 am

At UA, some procedures spelled out what to use right in the maintenance manual, like the fan blade inspections and under-cowl inspections on the 747s. They specified the use of a "Jet-Lite", which was a plug-in 110v handheld light with a 4" halogen sealed beam bulb. It was very bright, and would put even a Streamlight Stinger to shame (which I used to use as my main lightsource).

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:43 pm

Quoting N8076U (Reply 92):
They specified the use of a "Jet-Lite", which was a plug-in 110v handheld light with a 4" halogen sealed beam bulb.

So Again a Non Battery Source.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:01 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 93):
Quoting N8076U (Reply 92):
They specified the use of a "Jet-Lite", which was a plug-in 110v handheld light with a 4" halogen sealed beam bulb.

So Again a Non Battery Source.
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We also had the larger "Streamlight Lightbox" available for use that had a large reflector, halogen bulb, and were more of a "camping/emergency" type of light that was rechargable that a lot of people used. Also very bright and could be put down and the bulb head could be moved so it pointed where you wanted it. It was very similar in brightness to the Jet-Lite. Also useful if you had a couple of them doing a tire or brake change in the middle of the night out on the ramp.

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:11 pm

Quoting N8076U (Reply 94):
Also useful if you had a couple of them doing a tire or brake change in the middle of the night out on the ramp.

Interesting.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:31 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 95):
Interesting.
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MEL

Just google search "Streamlight Litebox". Ours were orange, with the wall-mount charging base.

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:54 pm

Quoting N8076U (Reply 96):
Streamlight Litebox


Was it this one.
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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:10 pm

My fav tool would be, my hammer, flat blade screwdriver and an adjustable wrench. Don't need anything else do ya.... Smile

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RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:19 am

Is it true that a Leathermans plier is not an Approved Aircraft Mx tool.If so Im surprised as Most rapid work is done with it.
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