Monday Mechanics

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I could call it Monday hobbies, but that doesn’t alliterate, and words are one of my hobbies.

Of course, I use the word “hobby” rather loosely here, but if anyone wants me to feature a topic here, send me some links.

That’s about it, so let me know your thoughts in the comments. Anything constructive is welcome.

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Nasrani
Nasrani
05/16/2022 5:22 pm
Last edited 1 month ago by Nasrani
upamtn
Reply to  Nasrani
05/16/2022 5:25 pm

cool, thank you

Budahmon
Budahmon
Reply to  Nasrani
05/17/2022 6:30 pm

Having worked on the design and source selection for the Navy on the NATF/ATF, his comments on marketing are fair. LM also knew the damn thing needed to be maintained, something Northrop and MacAir were not as adept at providing…even if it was just feel good noise. Case in point, both failed to address radome maintainability. LM would acknowledge that they failed to properly address, Northrop would obfuscate. LM updated their Mean Time Between Failures to reflect the issue, Northrop claimed it never happened and didn’t update their data. If you can’t change out a radome after a bird strike or Hangar deck accident due to cure times and excessive humidity and you state that it will never happen…. when you are talking to groups of people who have seen it happen…well maybe you took the wrong tack. To maintain the RF cross-section the YF23 needed excessive cure times for epoxies any time a panel was opened. That ain’t cutting it in war time or in a heavy sea state. I once asked about the required testing of salt water contamination upon fiber optics interfaces…..LM said they flat out failed, NG stated they had passed…we didn’t believe it, further questioning and investigating by us revealed that NG had passed the test, but they had not allowed time for the salt eater to dry on the interface as per the required test requirements. Had to pull out the test requirements and show them that salt crystal formation on the FO interface was the purpose of the test. Little things like that add up. Another big issue was LM had their proposal indexed and arranged so any info we needed to find was readily available. NG did not, you spent hours running through the multiple volumes trying to track down one small piece of data. It was thus hard to grade the proposals. Northrop and MacAir got the F18 redesign in the end, it was a no bid contract. How Congress allowed that boondoggle I will never know. The new F18 is a completely different aircraft from the older version and it… Read more »

upamtn
05/16/2022 2:36 pm

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probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  upamtn
05/16/2022 3:22 pm
gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
05/16/2022 2:16 pm

Chiefs’ 2022 Red Friday Flag revealed

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  gonzangkc11
05/16/2022 2:20 pm

Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House KC.
Link below to order Pre-Sale:

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KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  gonzangkc11
05/16/2022 10:16 pm

Got Mine ! ( Coming Sept 2 )

AndyReidStach
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Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
05/16/2022 3:26 pm

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05/16/2022 3:45 pm

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