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Duct tape and the great outdoors

duct tape and the great outdoors

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#1 CommonSense

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Posted December 05 2015 - 08:52 AM

During a private "fly-in" fishing excursion in the Alaskan wilderness, the chartered pilot and fishermen left a cooler with bait in the airplane.
A bear smelled it and this is what he did to the plane.


The pilot used his radio and had
another pilot bring him 2 new tires, 3 cases of duct tape, and a supply
of sheet plastic... He patched the plane together, and FLEW IT HOME !


Duct tape never leave home without it!

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#2 Myrcinus

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Posted December 05 2015 - 09:03 AM

Never tell a man what he can't do when he has a roll of duct tape.
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#3 Dan 0351

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Posted December 05 2015 - 09:11 AM

Men are men in Alaska.
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Posted December 05 2015 - 09:13 AM

The tape is probably more structurally sound than the skin was.
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Posted December 05 2015 - 09:15 AM

I will never look at duct tape the same way again!

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Posted December 05 2015 - 09:20 AM

they proved this on mythbusters. 100% true. They even made an entire plane out of duct tape over a metal skeleton.
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Posted December 05 2015 - 09:39 AM

Men are men in Alaska.

or...they end up as bear scat.
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Posted December 05 2015 - 09:45 AM

Crews in Vietnam have been patching up ordnance damaged aircraft with 'hundred mile a hour' tape for the duration of the war.
This Alaskan bush plane is a great example of its strength and utility.

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Posted December 05 2015 - 10:35 AM

Crews in Vietnam have been patching up ordnance damaged aircraft with 'hundred mile a hour' tape for the duration of the war.
This Alaskan bush plane is a great example of its strength and utility.


Good stuff - I've got a roll around here somewhere that wandered away from a Pan-Am hangar (yeah, its old) that was rated at 400mph.... Nice thick aluminum foil with real adhesive. This stuff might have been a permanent repair on that plane!
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Posted December 05 2015 - 11:17 AM

OK.... I'll try to make this as short as possible....

I was a mechanic for Air Midwest. The day the space shuttle blew up in '86 I must have watched it over and over a hundred times (I worked the graveyard shift). So I'm already spooked.

So.... I walk into the hangar that night and the foreman tells me to go with another mechanic, we're flying out to retrieve a plane out in the system. The door won't shut and lock.

I'm a junior mechanic going out with a senior. Along with his tools, senior grabs a few rolls of duct tape and out we go in the Navajo.

We get to the plane and sure enough. Door ain't locking right.

We close the door as best we can and wrap the door and fuselage with all the duct tape. But he and the pilot are concerned about pressure differential blowing the door open on ascent. Which, as you can see in the pic below, would have taken the engine out.

I'm in a seat over the wing with the escape hatch sitting in my lap. Senior is sitting on his backside holding the door latch with his feet on both sides of the door.

We get to altitude. Pilot gives the thumbs up. I put the escape hatch back in. And senior relaxes.

And that's how it was done.


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Posted December 05 2015 - 12:57 PM

Always keep a roll in the car. Good for a temp fix on hoses

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Posted December 05 2015 - 01:13 PM

Luckily, it appears the bear left the flying-critical bits (wings and control surfaces) relatively intact. Makes for a great story though.
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Posted December 05 2015 - 02:09 PM

During a private "fly-in" fishing excursion in the Alaskan wilderness, the chartered pilot and fishermen left a cooler with bait in the airplane.
A bear smelled it and this is what he did to the plane.


The pilot used his radio and had
another pilot bring him 2 new tires, 3 cases of duct tape, and a supply
of sheet plastic... He patched the plane together, and FLEW IT HOME !


Duct tape never leave home without it!


Hopefully the pilot also got a Ruger Alaskan .454 Casual and a lever action 45-70 to go with the duct tape.
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Posted December 06 2015 - 09:16 AM

If it moves DUCK TAPE it if it don't move WD 40
never go any were with it
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Posted December 06 2015 - 09:32 AM

Nice^^^

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Posted December 06 2015 - 09:44 AM

Crews in Vietnam have been patching up ordnance damaged aircraft with 'hundred mile a hour' tape for the duration of the war.
This Alaskan bush plane is a great example of its strength and utility.

Good stuff - I've got a roll around here somewhere that wandered away from a Pan-Am hangar (yeah, its old) that was rated at 400mph.... Nice thick aluminum foil with real adhesive. This stuff might have been a permanent repair on that plane!

It's called speed tape. It's good up to 600mph. Mostly used as a temp repair over a missing fastener, hold down a panel with a damaged latch, or over sealant to let it dry. That kind of stuff. Usually just used long enough to get the plane to a maintenance station.

The Bear Bond stuff the stock car boys use ain't crap compared to speed tape.

Hopefully the pilot also got a Ruger Alaskan .454 Casual and a lever action 45-70 to go with the duct tape.

Notice the Kolpin case on the LH wing struts?
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Posted December 06 2015 - 10:20 AM

It's called speed tape. It's good up to 600mph. Mostly used as a temp repair over a missing fastener, hold down a panel with a damaged latch, or over sealant to let it dry. That kind of stuff. Usually just used long enough to get the plane to a maintenance station.

The Bear Bond stuff the stock car boys use ain't crap compared to speed tape.

Notice the Kolpin case on the LH wing struts?


I know somebody that had an aluminum fishing punt that leaked pretty badly, used up a roll of Nashua (aluminum) duct tape over the leaky seams, painted over it, and called it a day. AFAIK it's till in use.

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Posted December 06 2015 - 10:47 AM

It's called speed tape. It's good up to 600mph. Mostly used as a temp repair over a missing fastener, hold down a panel with a damaged latch, or over sealant to let it dry. That kind of stuff. Usually just used long enough to get the plane to a maintenance station.

The Bear Bond stuff the stock car boys use ain't crap compared to speed tape.

Notice the Kolpin case on the LH wing struts?


Yep. Speed tape... that stuff is thd Shtuff!

Heh - what was left of the Kolpin case... Hope they had the gun with them!

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Posted December 06 2015 - 01:17 PM

Bush engineering at its finest.





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