The Last Thing You Want To See On A Plane... [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in

Especially after you"ve already taken off...
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Male 53
@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 CMON BRO you should know they outdated the crj7000 after they didnt put the label on it and that babie suffucated...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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Male 166
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.
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Male 256
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
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Male 537
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.
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Male 2,796
touche
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Male 12,138
splurbyburbl, boy has a point. I`m afraid you just got served. And made to look a bit silly.
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Male 7
"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.
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Male 2,796
Not duct tape... most likely something like "blade" tape or a type much much stronger and hardier than duct tape often used in aviation.
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Male 2,796
"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.
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Male 2,796
Not duct tape... most likely something like "blade" tape or a type much much stronger and hardier than duct tape often used in aviation.
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Male 660
Super-duper duct tape!
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Male 25,416
ha ha ha duct tape!
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Male 5,194
You know there`s a special "nuclear grade" duct tape? Apparently when there`s a crack in the reactor...
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Male 113
I`m pretty sure that`s not duct tape. I know that airplane companies use something that looks similar but is much, much stronger.
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Male 47
rofl the/a plan can fly without wingtips!!!
only to reduce fuel burning
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Male 203
Lol, Ooer...
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Male 2,005
if it can`t be fixed with duct-tape it`s broken
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Male 695
Duct-tape is the macgyver of tape. Don`t bash it or I will tape you to the ceiling!
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Male 8,302
> davymid
> Dammit, the Apollo 13 astronauts...

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

I`M JUST KIDDING!!!
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Male 21
oh yeah dont forget white people in general hahaha they fix everything with duct tape
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Male 21
i blame rednecks
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Male 722
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.
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Male 12,138
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.
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Female 5,222
lol
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Female 336
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!
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Female 536
Well, I feel completely safe....now where`s that pesky goblin monster thing you keep freaking about, Jim?
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Male 15,832
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.
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Male 11,740
I guess duct tape really does fix everything.
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Male 197
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.
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Female 122
Are those zip ties?
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Male 10,855
@Rufiana
The plane could be flying from an airport that doesn`t have the tools necessary for a more permanent fix.
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Male 506
"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?
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Male 1,351
@CrackrJak
Nahhh...that there`s duct tape.
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Male 67
CrakrJak is right, it`s a very high strength polyurethane tape used for crack repair.
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Male 7
Yeah but planes didn`t go 500+ miles per hour in world war 2
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Female 1,043
duct tape fixed planes in wwII...
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Male 8,302
Nope, THIS is the last thing I want to see on my plane:

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Female 96
when i was on a plane to london last year they used duct tape to secure the doors -.- ...
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Male 17,512
It`s not duct tape, It`s a special aircraft repair patch made to withstand the high speed, altitude, and weather.
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Male 568
If the Titanic had a shipment of duct tape on her, she would have survived.
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Female 50
what do you mean! duct tape could fix the world!!
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Male 10
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.
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Male 914
well the picture exists so i`m guessing the dude who took it survived the flight...i hope...
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Male 60
Proof that duct tape fixes everything! :D
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Male 26
I didn`t expect to see the gremlin nor William Shattner on that plane (I guess he would pay for two seats nowadays).
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Male 10
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.
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Female 231
@benthebug
I was. I was actually pretty disappointed when I clicked and saw a taped plane wing.
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Male 2,345
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!
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Male 1,195
Was anyone else expecting to see the gremlin from the Twilight Zone movie?
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Male 10,855
Looks like it`s just covering up a scratch.
No biggie.
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Male 124
Ya but all we know and depending on the airline, that could be LOAD BEARING tape. :-)
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Male 296
I disagree with this, I`d much less want to see an elephant on my plane than a peice of tape
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Male 3,619
Hehe, the fact is that A LOT on planes are taped. its better and safer than using actual screws
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Male 394
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.
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Male 99
thank god MacGyver was on that plane or everone might have died
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Female 4,039
Get this mutha-bleepin` tape off this mutha-bleepin` plane!!!
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Male 5,190
duct tape ftw always!
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Male 4,014
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.
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Male 126
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
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Male 15,510
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.
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Male 87
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.
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Male 229
duct tape fixes everything =]
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Male 1,429
There`s.... something... on the wing. Some....thing......onthewing.
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Male 499
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.
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Male 848
Okay...
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Male 20,123
Link: The Last Thing You Want To See On A Plane... [Pic] [Rate Link] - Especially after you`ve already taken off...
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