Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, August 27, 2017

A Little Bondo, Some Paint, and It'll Buff Right Out!


CenterPuke88 said...

Aviation finally got with the times and tried acupuncture?

Leo Knight said...

How did someone do that?

Comrade Misfit said...

Leo, good question. Big CG shift after removing the engines, maybe?

The betting seems to be that the airplane was in the process of having parts removed for long-term storage. If that was the case, it was likely scrapped out.

Old NFO said...

Fell off the jackstand, who knows why...

Comrade Misfit said...

"Hey, Boss, a funny thing happened last might in Hangar Four."

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I bet the sound that made was epic.

CenterPuke88 said...

"You'll just feel a little pressure..."

Anonymous said...

When you jack an aircraft for gear swings the manual will give you a minimum clearance under the wheels. The gear moves in an arc around the trunnion so as the gear retracts the outside tire at first descends before it starts to rise into the well.

If you haven't jacked it high enough as the gear retracts the outside tire will contact the hangar floor, lift the wing off the jack and move the airplane enough so that when the wing comes down the jack will not be under the jacking point. The jack will then punch a hole through the wing usually damaging the rear spar. The next thing that happens is the A&P in charge packs his toolbox, puts it in his truck and starts looking for a new job. I always make a point of measuring the clearance and adding an extra inch or two when doing gear swings.

For a visual demonstration go here


and start at the 3m15 mark. Watch the left outboard wheel as the gear swings.