June 08, 2013
Unfortunately, I'm doing it today AND tomorrow, which is putting me a little behind in my attempts get going again with my latest review. Overtime is nice, but free time is better.
And next weekend, looks like Saturday AND Sunday are mandatory.
Posted by: Mauser at June 19, 2013 04:25 AM (cZPoz)
Posted by: Tom Tjarks at June 19, 2013 12:34 PM (T5fuR)
I'm looking at blowing an entire week of my time on one screw. This is not typical, mind you, but I do seem to get a lot of troubleshooting jobs.
And being the first of a new model, with a lot more changes than just the extra 20 feet of fuselage, it's a target rich environment. As my Dad says, "The first pancakes are to clean the griddle."
It's funny, the newer planes are going almost directly from the factory to the customers, but back in the EMC (Everett Modification Center), where I had to do a little work during a slack time (Outside, in the cold and rain, scraping out aeroseal for a week and a half), I saw they still had the first airplane I'd ever laid hands on two and a half years earlier.
Posted by: Mauser at June 20, 2013 01:10 AM (cZPoz)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at June 28, 2013 07:18 PM (RqRa5)
Actually, to me the scariest thing was seeing "In partnership with Alenia Aeromacci" They built the H-Stab for the -8, and we had to beat them up a LOT to finally get decent work out of them. The -9 H-stab is completely different and IIRC from a different vendor.
Let's just say that when you get parts from a company in a culture that has two hour lunch breaks including alcohol, your QA inspectors need to bring their A-Game.
Posted by: Mauser at June 29, 2013 12:05 AM (cZPoz)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at July 01, 2013 07:59 PM (RqRa5)
There's stuff I've seen and can't really talk about, but the 787 includes some really amazing technology. Some is just for comfort, like automatic gust compensation, but there's safety stuff in there that would make all the difference. (Lose an engine, the system compensates for the change in handling.) There's the usual stuff like redundant hydraulic systems that I can say are NOT routed through the same points like in some aircraft. But none of this stuff overrides the pilot's authority.
There are even bolts with computer chips in them that can monitor how tight they are.
Anyway, I'd gladly fly in a 787, even knowing how the sausages are made, especially since the nearest opportunity runs Seattle to Tokyo....
Posted by: Mauser at July 02, 2013 12:22 AM (cZPoz)
I did find it interesting that the video made it sound like using carbon fiber was something brand new in aviation. After being at a major helicopter company in the IT division for many years, I saw them using layered carbon fiber in multiple helicopters. (Yes, I'm being a little vague, because I don't know, even after nine years, how much I'm allowed to discuss.)
Posted by: Tom Tjarks at July 31, 2013 07:37 AM (T5fuR)
Airbus' approach to CFRP is to make panels out of it and still attach them with regular fasteners. Bad because you lose the weight and cost savings of deleting all those fasteners, and you lose the strength that comes from not having seams.
Word going around about that Ethiopian jet that got burned by the Honeywell ELT is that it's actually going to be scrapped. Just too expensive to repair. That would make it the first casualty in the line. *frown* Hell, if they could get it here, we could stick a whole new 47/48 section on it, but that's not in the cards.
Posted by: Mauser at August 01, 2013 02:22 AM (TJ7ih)
June 02, 2013
Here's the first:
Here's the second:
Here's the third.
And the fourth:
I don't know why, but when I watch White's video, once she casts a speed spell on her feet, her leg flying out with some of the thrusts is a little disconcerting. Too much time spent fencing in at college I guess...
Posted by: Tom Tjarks at February 28, 2013 10:41 AM (T5fuR)
BTW, whenever I see your name there, for some reason I think of Barsoom.
Posted by: Mauser at March 01, 2013 12:33 AM (cZPoz)
Posted by: Tom Tjarks at March 02, 2013 06:44 AM (T5fuR)
I've been reading a couple of the Warlord of Mars comics Dynamite is publishing.
Posted by: Mauser at March 02, 2013 09:35 PM (cZPoz)
Posted by: Tom Tjarks at March 07, 2013 10:46 AM (T5fuR)
Still, these are really cool. Is he using MMD wiith some tweaks or is it his own program?
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at June 03, 2013 08:08 AM (F7DdT)
Monty's been doing this for a while. He's mostly famous for "Dead Fantasy", something he put together long before MMD came out, where he had the Final Fantasy and Dead or Alive girls just fighting. He kept adding chapters and more fighters until it got infected with a plot.
Posted by: Mauser at June 03, 2013 12:32 PM (cZPoz)
Posted by: Tom Tjarks at July 18, 2013 10:07 AM (T5fuR)
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