Routine Maintenance, We`ll Be Ready Shortly [Pic]

Submitted by: Fancys_Asst 8 years ago in

This is the last thing you want to see when you hear that phrase, sitting on the runway.
There are 39 comments:
Male 204
Aircraft-grade ducked ape.

Four layers: 1) clear polymer UV-resistant plastic backing; 2) aircraft-grade aluminium-foil; 3) usually a high tensile form of mylar or something to bond layer 4 to layer 3; 4) can be either aerospace adhesive or aerospace adhesive impregnated fabric - often carbonfiber or fiberglass.

Used for cracks and skin damage, it makes a great temporary fix. Can keep a wing - or flap in this case - from falling apart.

While the fabric version falls under the definition of Duct Tape, don`t call it that in front of an aircraft mechanic - unless you WANT to see where that 7" wide piston can go. . . What has been seen, cannot be unseen. @[email protected]

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Female 512
Hey...it`s what MacGyver would do...
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Male 50
is he about to graff that plane up? that looks like a stencil to me
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Male 275
duct tape is underrated
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Male 1,403
eh, its a living
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Female 1
That is actually VERY high grade specialty aircraft tape. It`s very strong and completely different from duct tape.
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Male 1,666
"And THAT, my friends, is the magical tale of how duct tape and wd40 saved the presidents life, again. "

Harrison Ford HAD to be involved, right?

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Male 1,375
pshhhh gorilla glue that b*tch
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Male 1,918
just put some duct tape on it.
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Male 89
YAY FOR DUCT TAPE!!! i think that`s my daily allowance for exclamation points and all caps...
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Male 330
And THAT, my friends, is the magical tale of how duct tape and wd40 saved the presidents life, again.
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Female 49
a plane just beggging to crash
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Male 844
what is that? tape?!?!
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Female 2,672
the plane is actully 100% duct tape, painted to disguise it
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Male 32
They thought about using WD40 first, but in the end Duct tape won the most votes...
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Female 1,890
that just furthered me never wanting to go on a plane.ever.
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Male 480
Why do you think they call duct tape "500 mile tape"...this is why.
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Male 29
Why do you think American Airlines has the polished aluminum fuselage? It`s so the silverish duct tape isn`t so obvious.
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Male 525
Gaffa tape can fix anything, its a well known fact
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Male 480
"It`s like the hobo airlines clip from Robot Chicken."

This episode was funny as hell. XD

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Male 3,482
It`s like the hobo airlines clip from Robot Chicken.

"Your in flight entertainment this flight will be Crazy George acting out scenes from Forest Gump!"

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Male 3,425
Nothing to worry about, it`s only a wing. We`ve got two of em.
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Male 17,511
They`ve used similar tape to patch up cars for racing in NASCAR. As long as you`re not breaking the sound barrier it`s fine for awhile.
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Male 462
My uncle used to work for DARPA as the main computer guy or something, and he learned that B2 bombers had gaps sealed with a radar absorbent black adhesive tape. He made an innocent comment that "Wow! a 2 billion dollar aircraft held together with duct tape!" The dude in charge said (in an evidently threatening way) "That`s not duct tape."
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Male 9
It generally called "speed tape", and yes, it looks superficially like duct tape. Sure is quite a bit more expensive, but the looks on passengers` faces when they see it is priceless. :D
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Male 2,004
yep, theres nothing you can`t fix with a little duct tape
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Male 953
"If you can`t Duct it, Fu*K it, it must not be broke"
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Male 2,388
"Yep this is quite normal and safe. Used this stuff when I was in the Navy to do temp patches on wings." when this wigns panels start flying off ill be sure to quote that
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Male 375
Yep this is quite normal and safe. Used this stuff when I was in the Navy to do temp patches on wings.
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Male 228
Blankcheck:

Your non-areonautic adhesive identifying skills are excused. LOL :-)

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Male 2,159
Bah! I have been defeated.
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Male 26
"Duct tape is the answer to everything.

It`s actually aeronautic multilayer tape made oDUCT TAPE IS THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING!!"

LIES! its not the answer to what would you NOT use for everything! MWHAHAHAHA

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Male 2,159
Duct tape is the answer to everything.

It`s actually aeronautic multilayer tape made oDUCT TAPE IS THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING!!

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Male 19
"This IS routine maintenance and used all of the time in the aeronautics field as a "quick fix"; it is NOT duct tape but a multi-layer tape made from Titanium, Tungsten, Aluminum and poly-epoxies. Do your research first, people. Not LOL"

I`ll tell you what... If i look out the window and see a guy on a stepladder using tape on the wing.(Titanium or not) I still would laugh my ass off....after i ran for the door. That still would freak me out. Excuse my non areonautic adhesive identifying skills.

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Male 26
whats this tape called?
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Female 2,509
nah, I`m still going with duct tape. bwahahaahahaha
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Male 228
This IS routine maintenance and used all of the time in the aeronautics field as a "quick fix"; it is NOT duct tape but a multi-layer tape made from Titanium, Tungsten, Aluminum and poly-epoxies. Do your research first, people. Not LOL >-(
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Male 954
"This is perfectly safe, you guys will be flying around and what not in no time!"
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Female 1,780
Link: Routine Maintenance, We`ll Be Ready Shortly [Pic] [Rate Link] - This is the last thing you want to see when you hear that phrase, sitting on the runway.
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