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    wasn't JFK shot in a convertible??

    wasn't JFK shot in a convertible??
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    The NTSB was supposed to issue a preliminary...

    The NTSB was supposed to issue a preliminary report end of this week,
    anybody seen it??
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    I referred to cowboy pilots as the (cargo...

    I referred to cowboy pilots as the (cargo freighter) guys that fly through weather instead of around it. then they say 'look how much fuel i saved"
    same type guys get lightning strikes then deny...
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    Funny you to mention the 'cowboy' attitude. I've...

    Funny you to mention the 'cowboy' attitude.
    I've seen cowboy pilots get lightning strikes, turbulence inspections, hard landings inspections, et. al.,
    BUT, I've not seen a cowboy pilot 'crash &...
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    there is no single control common to all 4...

    there is no single control common to all 4 engines.
    aircraft are not designed this way, nor, certificated this way, never has been, and still not today.
    I am able to speak for this as a mech on the...
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    Correct me if I am wrong, but, the aircraft was...

    Correct me if I am wrong, but, the aircraft was on its way returning to home FROM a tour, not, departing FOR a tour. Therefore maintenance issues and theories are somewhat diluted.
    As an A&P, (not a...
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    First thing I want to do is inventory count the...

    First thing I want to do is inventory count the fuel farm.
    Did they write a receipt for XXX gallons Jet fuel to that aircraft?
    Did the fuel farm do a daily check to see how much fuel was sold on a...
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    The pilot's emergency call to tower states #4...

    The pilot's emergency call to tower states #4 engine problem, and a ground witness already said smoke & flame from R/H engine closest to fuselage (#3 engine),
    That appears he had a double engine...
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    at 1:03 and 2:02, they walk by that what you say...

    at 1:03 and 2:02, they walk by that what you say is a engine, don't look a engine to me though, too vague.
    But at 4:15 look between the mangled truck and left empennage, there is a prop tip sticking...
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    where is the other 2 engines in that video?...

    where is the other 2 engines in that video?
    where they thrown far away from the tanks?
    Also notice the engine on top of the tank,, it looks like it was feathered too, with one blade folded over the...
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    here is some video of the site. i can only see 2...

    here is some video of the site. i can only see 2 engines in the remains. 1 engine is feathered, 1 on top of the deice tank. where is the other 2?
    the right wing is consumed in the fire, only ash...
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    jet fuel trying to run in a gas engine???

    jet fuel trying to run in a gas engine???
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    ahh. the picture i saw the only part recognizable...

    ahh. the picture i saw the only part recognizable was the tail.
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    Say what?? the fuel in remaining tanks is 100LL?...

    Say what??
    the fuel in remaining tanks is 100LL? really?
    where is the evidence? the whole aircraft burned up, because the fuel itself was the fire.
    whether it was Jetfuel, or 100LL, it all got...
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    As a long time A&P, my bet as of now is on bad...

    As a long time A&P, my bet as of now is on bad fuel/jet fuel in the tank(s).
    The aircraft as operated is without bombs and likely very light weight.
    Since the original design could maintain 2...
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    If there is no finish on the oak right now, then...

    If there is no finish on the oak right now,
    then apply clear marine epoxy resin, maybe 2 coats, then put automotive clear 2-part urethane over the epoxy.
    It will last the rest of your life at this...
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    also you can mount an indicator on toolpost...

    also you can mount an indicator on toolpost looking at the chuck, and push hard on chuck looking for endplay in spindle.
    with hand force you shouldn't see any
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    Whats that lumberjack competition where they try...

    Whats that lumberjack competition where they try to fell a telephone pole accurate enough to fall on a beer can and splat the beer with a splash?
  19. Cinncinatti Zoo Go to Louisville and do the...

    Cinncinatti Zoo
    Go to Louisville and do the underground zip-line in the caves
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    Soak them in water and use them for a bullet...

    Soak them in water and use them for a bullet expansion test.
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    They can GIVE you the printer, if, you buy THEIR...

    They can GIVE you the printer, if, you buy THEIR cartridges.
  22. OK, I got a question, I am not a really good...

    OK, I got a question, I am not a really good machinist and I have to ask.
    In the picture job posted above, and, if a shaper is a old outdated machine with no purpose, then how would you make the...
  23. You are absolutely incorrect. There is a machine...

    You are absolutely incorrect.
    There is a machine shop near me that is still running manual lathes, manual mills, and so on.
    His big lathe in the back is still running flat belts, to boot. !!!!...
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    Here's one way to do it!!! ...

    Here's one way to do it!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOYLirV3nzc
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    Well aw krap, I discarded some metal at the dump...

    Well aw krap,
    I discarded some metal at the dump today, and spotted a piece of heavy chain that would make a very nice anchor chain for my boat, thick heavy chain, correct length, with attach ring...
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