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PostPosted: January 18, 2019, 2:17 am 
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Not only a great looking office, but a great looking office with a great view!

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PostPosted: January 18, 2019, 8:18 am 
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Yo, Airframe!
So now your car actually has "muffler bearings"??? I'm sooooo jealous!!! Imagine how many times you can use that joke... "I need to adjust the muffler bearings." "Yeah, right, not fooling me!" "No, really, look here!" :rofl:

I'm also kinda jealous of the view out of that office. But my desk is only about three steps from my bathroom, as opposed to 30,000 feet. At my age, that's a real advantage. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: January 18, 2019, 5:17 pm 
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Perry.. in the left seat, good eye..



Looks like a dash8 q400 with all that glass. IMHO, the best pilots are also mechs.

Don't forget a bottle of prop wash!

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PostPosted: January 20, 2019, 9:42 am 
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Thanks Fellas.

Perry, here's a couple of pics from yesterday. A pizza gratuity from a pax is always welcome.

Mv8, sure is a q400. Back in my Navajo days in northern Saskatchewan, mechanical sympathy was of imense benefit, especially when trying to trouble shoot a snag and the engineer was trying to determine what parts and tools to bring. Nowadays with automation and reduced experience levels throughout the operation, most of my day is managing people and working through "soft" problems.. have to say the people aspect is the most challenging and rewarding..

Prop wash, also get the stores guy to order LH threaded rivets while hes at it!!! Haha.

Gonzo, haha.. I knew you'd bite on the muffler bearings.. perfect, unfortunately there self adjusting to thermal expansion, cant use that line, but ill say they need replacing.

Bear in mind, my office is 3 feet away from the "outhouse" of 74 pax.. she gets pretty "ripe" in the summer. My newest skill set is negotiating a Lav service.

The view is great, thanks fellas..

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So..

Friday I get a called from department of labour, "We're at your shop, here to inspect and license a pressure vessel".." okay, tell me more" I like to ask qualifying questions.

So in nova Scotia, and many other provinces, a permit/license is required for pressure vessels, ( my compressor) and rightly so. Imagine if one of your friends or family was injured by a ruptured pressure vessel, you'd be asking questions!.. we hear all too often of industrial accidents were someone wasn't so fortunate because of neglect or lack of maintenance. As my business bought it, a paper trail was started. You dont need to comply if it's a personal item, and if you buy a compressor, from princess auto, it wont have a CRN number which is its designs destructive testing certificate.. so, if your a business, don't buy a compressor without a CRN number, or it will be a paper weight, according to Ns dept of labour.

Anyways, the inspection was done this morning, the guy originally was pretty firm/dry like you'd expect from an inspector, but he lightened up quite a bit after he saw the install and my condensate separator. The condensate from the tank contains both water and oil from carry over. The separator, floats the discharge in two chambers, oil absorbant matt absorbs oil, water flows underneath and is discharged out into a water jug. This may seem excessive, but it is law in other jurisdictions, and potentially here. Anyways, 125.00 for 5 years is not a deal breaker, and solidifies the system as a legitimate business expense and tax write off!..

Otherwise, painted the side pods this morning. Minor sanding was required, same process for paint. Still tweaking my princess auto hvlp gun. Lots of junk under the paint, like hairs, dust, and other contaminants.... it's a dirty dusty garage. I'm sure I'll make a project out of a better paint job some day, but that's after its road legal.

Here's some pics.

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PostPosted: January 25, 2019, 11:12 am 
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Duplicate..

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PostPosted: January 25, 2019, 11:42 am 
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Looks great! Are you going to leave it all white or are you going to add some colour or decals?


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Awesome looking? You going to give me a ride?

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I have been following this build since the beginning...it has to be over 10 years...and the result is really really nice. I wish you were local to me so that I had some real inspiration to get going again on the Hodgepodge Sequel.
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I would think about a rap ?

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I have never encountered any such "pressure vessel" requirement here in the States... ???

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Beauty!!!
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:thmbsup: That's quite an accomplishment. Congratulations.

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