Tapping engine with hammer: $2.00
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    Wink Tapping engine with hammer: $2.00

    This mechanic reminds me of the story about the ship that had an engine that wouldn't run. After a few mechanics they get this old mechanic in who comes in with his tool box and after pocking around for an hour takes a small hammer, taps the engine twice and it fires up like new. A month later the ship company gets a bill for $45,000, of which they are like we want an itemized bill, all you did was tap the engine with a hammer. The bill came back as follows:

    Tapping Engine with Hammer: $2.00
    Knowing where to tap: $44,998

    Thanks to Daniel Coelho


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    Yeah you only need a basic toolkit.

    1 x Hammer
    1 x pliers (can also act as hammer)
    1 x screwdriver (aka chisel)
    1 x roll of duct tape
    1 x tube of silicone
    "Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there".

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    On my radar systems, we called that Percussive Troubleshooting.

    Once you learned where to whack which unit, you could fix a number of problems. Hammers worked, but fists were preferred. They didn't leave any marks for the QA's

    Scott: Don't forget the can of WD40. If it moves, and it shouldn't, use duct tape (we used Ordnance Tape. Stronger ). If it doesn't move and it should, use WD40.
    Amazing stuff, really. Not only as a lubricant, either. It makes a great weed killer, and a fantastic toilet cleaner, as well. A million and one uses indeed!

    Fly Free, always!
    Sgt of Marines
    USMC, 10 years proud service.
    Inactive now...

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    Sometimes the seat actuators on the B-52G/H would stop operating due to overheating the contact points. Contact points would stick together. A RED BALL was called so had to expedite to the aircraft and guess what I used to dislodge the contact points on the motor?

    What's interesting is that these motors were built in the 60's and you can see all the different rebuilt stickers on them. Those B-52 seats were very heavy!

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