Working hard…or hardly working?

I have been putting in some really long hours this year. 2014 has pushed my work schedule to the limit and I seem to have very little spare time to upload things to the internet. I have recently started limiting my work hours in an attempt to gain back my life. This post is a […]

2 in the can

After a long hard day of brain crunching problem solving, and lots of custom wood working, we have 2 small airplanes inside a 40 foot container.

All bolted / strapped down and ready for a long journey to the other side of the planet. Tetris round complete.

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Nylon Wins

Here’s a great example of some chafing wear that has deemed this engine frame useless. A nylon tie wrap was used to hold some cables in place directly against the engine frame. Over the course of time, the engine vibration caused this wear mark which was deep enough into the metal to easily feel with […]

Large Scale Tetris

My latest problem at work comes in the style of Tetris played with airplanes. My company sold 2 airplanes and needs to ship them across the ocean. So we need to fit said airplanes into a 40 foot shipping container. Sounds simple at first, but this is a very delicate job that needs complete disassembly […]

Official Title

Well I think its time to commemorate a monumental day in my career. I have been holding this position for several weeks now, but I finally feel confident in announcing my new position.

I felt an official photo was in order for my new job title.

Work has been quite stressful over the last […]

Micro Frustration

We’ve had a recurring snag on one of the airplanes for the last week. The pilots keep snagging the radio’s as they seem to be cutting in and out whenever they feel like it. We have never been able to duplicate the problem on the ground so we keep sending it back up, “no fault […]

Do you see what I see?

Some times I really hate how good I am at my job. I have this knack for finding things that are wrong, and will cost some down time and money to fix. Its like the problem is drawing me closer through a magnetic field or some force of attraction. Like always, this just means more […]

Highlight of the day

Well this sums up my day…

Someone landed in a field, looks like tomorrow will be a long day of digging the airplane out and getting it back to the airpport for an inspection.

Small things…

A customer was complaining about their rough running engine. After a quick test run, I knew the ignition system was having problems. More specifically, I thought the spark plugs were fouled. After pulling a few of the plugs I found this one:

A tiny amount of lead had solidified on the iridium tip and […]

Severe Wear

Heres a great example from an old aircraft. This bolt is well on its way to failure, good thing I found it and replaced it with a new AN3-4A.