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Interesting aircraft wing repair video

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:15 am    Post subject: Interesting aircraft wing repair video Reply with quote

Just came across this video over at break.com and I think its possibly shot in India check it out -

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or visit http://www.break.com/index/pilot_fixes_planes_wing.html

MEL are you in this video somewhere? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it doesnt look like it was the pilot who was instructing the repair person.. cant tell too well from the video.. but incase its the epaulets that misleads you.. do keep in mind even Aircraft Technicians and Ground Ops personnel do wear epaulets albeit slightly different from pilots.. (usually they are not as wide as pilots stripes.. in some cases they have combination of wide and narrow stripes to indicate rank apart from the number of stripes to indicate rank)

also its not duct tape as lay persons may interpret it.. rather its a special kind of tape which is certified for use in minor repairs on parts for flight. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is the speed tape right Grey or green or black in colour and man is it strong Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes... its also referred to as "speed tape" referring to its ability to stay adhered at very high speeds.. the exact composition of which i do not know but there are materials (polyesters) i think of which it is made and which the FAA has certified.. their strength of adhesion is really remarkable.. suiteable to cover certain minor areas where an overhaul is not immediately required and where there is no threat to the safe operation of the aircraft..

if im not mistaken there are specific lists of uses to which these tapes can be used on aircrafts..

i guess the ideal person for this is Mel.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Personnell are all from Mx & not Flt ops.
Even Engineering wear Eupallets,Four stripes for AMEs.
The Pic is not very clear,but looks like its an application of High Speed Tape to the LE of the TE Aft flap.
HST is normally used to cover small dents that are not aerodynamic as a temp repair only.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAWK21M wrote:

Even Engineering wear Eupallets,Four stripes for AMEs.

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I knew that it was unlikely it was the flight crew carrying out these repairs, just thought it was interesting and decided to link it especially after I realized it could be from India.

I thought who better to comment on it than our desis.

Eupallets are cool, there are some that are not in a uniform from what it seems.

I just thought some of the comments left on Break.com were pretty funny (uninformed/ignorant etc).

BTW, duct tape is sometimes refered to as "Speed Tape" here by some "red necks", especially at the local drag strip where duct tape is commonly used to cover hideous gaps or quickfix damage on old clunker drag cars.

and for those of us who arent familair with the old joke, duct tape is usually referred to here in the US as the fix-it-all for rednecks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out here its Eupallets for Line Mx & Overhauls/Labcoats for Major Mx.But with Reflector jackets mandatory these days,The uniform Eupallets gets covered.
Those with no uniform ie in Civil wear could be Managers.

Is this an AD aircraft.The trestle colour looks similiar.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAWK21M wrote:
.But with Reflector jackets mandatory these days,

Mel do you have only orange colour jackets or green colour too? Which one do BDA engg wear?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does Orange or Green Colour in jackets signify something Question
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have Three at BDA BOM.

Green for Engineering & Grd Ops

Red for Security

Yellow for Casuals [Outsourced manpower]

Colour code is decided by Company.Ours is the netted type so good ventellation.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAWK21M wrote:
We have Three at BDA BOM.

Green for Engineering & Grd Ops

Red for Security

Yellow for Casuals [Outsourced manpower]

Colour code is decided by Company.Ours is the netted type so good ventellation.

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Thanks. But i understand tht internationally when you are on the tarmac, you should be seen in one of these colours.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


The colours are Reflective in the day & the borders reflect light at night.The idea is to get noticed in a dark area on the tarmac.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the insight.
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