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66 Responses to The Last Thing You Want To See On A Plane… [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    Link: The Last Thing You Want To See On A Plane... - Especially after you`ve already taken off...
  2. Profile photo of Chaos7
    Chaos7 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    Okay...
  3. Profile photo of Mindless2164
    Mindless2164 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    It`s airplane-tape, perfectly safe.

    It just LOOKS like duct tape.


    Seriously, shouldn`t you guys know this by now? You have posted houndreds of pictures like this and someone always explains it in one of the first few comments.
  4. Profile photo of korahn
    korahn Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    There`s.... something... on the wing. Some....thing......onthewing.
  5. Profile photo of Nlupu
    Nlupu Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    duct tape fixes everything =]
  6. Profile photo of blipflip
    blipflip Male 13-17
    87 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    Not nearly as worrying as this:
    Nuclear Grade Duct Tape

    It`s the suggestion that nuclear power plants being held together with duct tape is common enough that they have a special tape for it.
  7. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    Its called "speed tape" and its a heavy duty aluminum bonding tape, perfectly safe to us, Its extremely strong, durable, and able to expand and contract through an extreme range of temperatures.
  8. Profile photo of Jadavid
    Jadavid Male 18-29
    126 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    that 8979 tape gets heavy as hell i used to ship that nonsense all over the place and thats not nearly as disturbing as the other stuff 3M makes
  9. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    its likely not common duct tape but rather aviation grade metalic adhesive. Like a strip of metal with industrial grade adhesive.

    You are more likely to be killed by the pilots mistake than actual mechanical / structural failure.
  10. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    April 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    Get this mutha-bleepin` tape off this mutha-bleepin` plane!!!
  11. Profile photo of HarryDresden
    HarryDresden Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    thank god MacGyver was on that plane or everone might have died
  12. Profile photo of yarrrpirate
    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    Duct tape is commonly used in the aerospace industry. Don`t underestimate it. Also, something makes me think it`s not the cheap kind you can buy at a hardware store.
  13. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    Hehe, the fact is that A LOT on planes are taped. its better and safer than using actual screws
  14. Profile photo of coldCanuck
    coldCanuck Male 13-17
    296 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    I disagree with this, I`d much less want to see an elephant on my plane than a peice of tape
  15. Profile photo of Smileyguy1
    Smileyguy1 Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    Ya but all we know and depending on the airline, that could be LOAD BEARING tape. :-)
  16. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    Looks like it`s just covering up a scratch.
    No biggie.
  17. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    Was anyone else expecting to see the gremlin from the Twilight Zone movie?
  18. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    airline tape is common. it is like duct tape but has strong metal wires running through it. they use it to smooth outsurfaces and also to keep things in place until a proper fix can be done...yay for duct tape!
  19. Profile photo of Bridget49
    Bridget49 Female 13-17
    231 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    @benthebug
    I was. I was actually pretty disappointed when I clicked and saw a taped plane wing.
  20. Profile photo of Procax
    Procax Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    Okay a little Engineer look at this.

    That tape looks like it is covering a large scratch. ANY type of defect in a aircraft body can lead to failure and since this is on the edge of a wing it is experiencing massive shear forces. I`d poo a brick if I looked out the port and saw that.
  21. Profile photo of champavert
    champavert Male 40-49
    26 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    I didn`t expect to see the gremlin nor William Shattner on that plane (I guess he would pay for two seats nowadays).
  22. Profile photo of Tails-V3
    Tails-V3 Male 18-29
    60 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    Proof that duct tape fixes everything! :D
  23. Profile photo of kinjomusashi
    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    well the picture exists so i`m guessing the dude who took it survived the flight...i hope...
  24. Profile photo of jesrsja7
    jesrsja7 Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    As an aircraft tech, I can tell you that the tape used on surface cracks are pretty normal. It is tested for high speeds and is made out of a thin layer of high strength aluminum. This is a temp repair until it can get to the hanger.
  25. Profile photo of nathorn
    nathorn Female 18-29
    50 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    what do you mean! duct tape could fix the world!!
  26. Profile photo of TheShape
    TheShape Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    If the Titanic had a shipment of duct tape on her, she would have survived.
  27. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    It`s not duct tape, It`s a special aircraft repair patch made to withstand the high speed, altitude, and weather.
  28. Profile photo of BloodyCanker
    BloodyCanker Female 18-29
    96 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    when i was on a plane to london last year they used duct tape to secure the doors -.- ...
  29. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    Nope, THIS is the last thing I want to see on my plane:

  30. Profile photo of daisy822
    daisy822 Female 13-17
    1043 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    duct tape fixed planes in wwII...
  31. Profile photo of joeathome
    joeathome Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm
    Yeah but planes didn`t go 500+ miles per hour in world war 2
  32. Profile photo of shpook
    shpook Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 7:40 pm
    CrakrJak is right, it`s a very high strength polyurethane tape used for crack repair.
  33. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 7:40 pm
    @CrackrJak
    Nahhh...that there`s duct tape.
  34. Profile photo of Ruffiana
    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    "As an aircraft tech, I can tell you that the tape used on surface cracks are pretty normal. It is tested for high speeds and is made out of a thin layer of high strength aluminum. This is a temp repair until it can get to the hanger."

    Get to the hanger? That plane is in the air! Is it taking the scenic route?
  35. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10732 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    @Rufiana
    The plane could be flying from an airport that doesn`t have the tools necessary for a more permanent fix.
  36. Profile photo of NinjaOfLove
    NinjaOfLove Female 18-29
    122 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm
    Are those zip ties?
  37. Profile photo of Agent0024blo
    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
    197 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    I don`t know anything about this subject matter, but I have heard (to concur with all who have said) that the tape they use is PRETTY much just as good as the plane material itself.
  38. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    I guess duct tape really does fix everything.
  39. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm
    You can fix anything with duct tape and WD-40.

    If it moves, and it shouldn`t: duct tape.

    If it doesn`t move, and it should: WD-40.
  40. Profile photo of entwife
    entwife Female 18-29
    536 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm
    Well, I feel completely safe....now where`s that pesky goblin monster thing you keep freaking about, Jim?
  41. Profile photo of dooflotchie
    dooflotchie Female 30-39
    336 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    Ohhh...stuff like this is why I say if you`re going to *TRY* to get me on a plane, you better bring 4 large friends and lunch because it`s going to be an all-day job!
  42. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    lol
  43. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 11:32 pm
    vv What Ollie said. Dammit, the Apollo 13 astronauts used duct-tape to jury-rig the CO2 scrubber respiration system to fly them back home alive after the clusterf*ck made famous in the movie. Real photo below from the interior of the Lunar Module.



    If that`s not a rousing endorsement of the universal utility of duct-tape, I don`t know what is.
  44. Profile photo of henryhendrix
    henryhendrix Male 30-39
    722 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 11:41 pm
    It`s not like if that falls off, the whole plane`s going to crash. The winglets are only there to reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency. But I see the point.
  45. Profile photo of killadank
    killadank Male 18-29
    21 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 12:13 am
    i blame rednecks
  46. Profile photo of killadank
    killadank Male 18-29
    21 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 12:15 am
    oh yeah dont forget white people in general hahaha they fix everything with duct tape
  47. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2010 at 1:19 am
    > davymid
    > Dammit, the Apollo 13 astronauts...

    Interesting... so you believe that "man has been in space" stuff then do you?

    I`M JUST KIDDING!!!
  48. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
    695 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 2:43 am
    Duct-tape is the macgyver of tape. Don`t bash it or I will tape you to the ceiling!
  49. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 3:05 am
    if it can`t be fixed with duct-tape it`s broken
  50. Profile photo of Floupe
    Floupe Male 13-17
    203 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 7:16 am
    Lol, Ooer...
  51. Profile photo of WurstZipfel
    WurstZipfel Male 30-39
    47 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 7:16 am
    rofl the/a plan can fly without wingtips!!!
    only to reduce fuel burning
  52. Profile photo of Malakos
    Malakos Male 18-29
    113 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 8:50 am
    I`m pretty sure that`s not duct tape. I know that airplane companies use something that looks similar but is much, much stronger.
  53. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:20 am
    You know there`s a special "nuclear grade" duct tape? Apparently when there`s a crack in the reactor...
  54. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    ha ha ha duct tape!
  55. Profile photo of magoo22
    magoo22 Male 30-39
    660 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    Super-duper duct tape!
  56. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    Not duct tape... most likely something like "blade" tape or a type much much stronger and hardier than duct tape often used in aviation.
  57. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    "As an aircraft tech, I can tell you that the tape used on surface cracks are pretty normal. It is tested for high speeds and is made out of a thin layer of high strength aluminum. This is a temp repair until it can get to the hanger."

    "RE: Get to the hanger? That plane is in the air! Is it taking the scenic route?"

    Use your head brainiac... If that plane were in the air then who took the picture... more like the tail is in the air compared to the perspective of the photographer who was a 100 feet away from it on the ground. And yes... if the drating tape is used as a temporary fix until it can get into the HANGAR (sp) then I suppose it would be sensible that the damn plane will get there when it is damn well ready. Any other stupid drating comments about modern aviation? A simple search on the internet will verify this stupid poo.
  58. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    Not duct tape... most likely something like "blade" tape or a type much much stronger and hardier than duct tape often used in aviation.
  59. Profile photo of stripy_tie
    stripy_tie Male 18-29
    7 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    "Use your head brainiac... If that plane were in the air then who took the picture..."

    ermm someone in the plane taking a picture through the window while zooming in so the sides of the window arent visible and im pretty sure thats cloud cover at the bottom of the photograph. So i put to you, if that plane is on the ground why is there like a foot high layer of fog on the ground while a clear blue sky is visible + i cant see any ground in that photograph can you? if it was on the ground then the ground should be clearly visible in the photograph.
  60. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    splurbyburbl, boy has a point. I`m afraid you just got served. And made to look a bit silly.
  61. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 3:32 am
    touche
  62. Profile photo of mcfudge
    mcfudge Male 18-29
    537 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 11:03 am
    SpeedTape... good for up to up to 300 knots. I have a roll I swiped from Mooney. It is actually used a lot, rivets bucktail after a while and the skin will seperate... the speedtape holds it down til they can replace that section of skin. Not really dangerous, just seems to scare idiots who don`t know what the hell they are talking about. splurbyburbl, I highly doubt you work in an aviation field, you sound like you have no idea what you are talking about. Beleive me, a foot long piece of shiny tape on a winglet is the least of your worries. Especially if that is a Bombardier CRJ700... which it looks like it is.
  63. Profile photo of wereallboned
    wereallboned Male 18-29
    256 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    McFudge seriously stop being so cool, ur awesomeness is too immense for this website, i wish i knew every detail of aerodynamics, omg seriously i cant stop thinking about how awesome u are, i hope u can teach us all the obscure facts of tape and planes, this seems like common knowledge doesnt it, suplurby wat are u some sort of moron, duh its a bombadier crj700, y didnt anyone else no that
  64. Profile photo of deadbass72
    deadbass72 Male 18-29
    166 posts
    April 13, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    wereallboned, at first i agreed with you thinking that mcfudge is a dick, but little did i know that splurbyburbl claimed to know a poo ton about aircrafts so i suppose a "google search" won`t teach you how to fly, or repair one of those bitches, but an iab account will make you sound like you can.
  65. Profile photo of DL_ski
    DL_ski Male 18-29
    53 posts
    April 4, 2012 at 1:16 am
    @wereallboned... CMON BRO you should know they outdated the crj7000 after they didnt put the label on it and that babie suffucated...

    they refer to as aeroaid, and changed the color to black and less shiny to no longer appeal to infants and dumbasses.

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