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  • RB211
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    We dont have the opspec for polar flights. 747.

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  • JRouche
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    Originally posted by JRouche View Post

    c-5 or 141 to a 747?

    He said 359K fuel load for the heavy

    I dont know the fuel load of those two. They will have a stream line tanker in the area anyway.
    JR
    oops solloy. I wasnt thinking about over the pole driving. Just actual feet yes? feet. Ok. Maybe where they can land also. c-5? anywhere. 747? it will break. JR

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  • JRouche
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    Originally posted by lynnl View Post

    RB, is that a one hop flight these days, for a 747? Where do you land in the U.S.?

    Years ago I flew non-stop from Guam to Omaha, NE, but we had to get refueled over Hawaii. Forgotten whether that was a C-5 or C-141.
    c-5 or 141 to a 747?

    He said 359K fuel load for the heavy

    I dont know the fuel load of those two. They will have a stream line tanker in the area anyway.
    JR

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  • RB211
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    Originally posted by lynnl View Post

    RB, is that a one hop flight these days, for a 747? Where do you land in the U.S.?

    Years ago I flew non-stop from Guam to Omaha, NE, but we had to get refueled over Hawaii. Forgotten whether that was a C-5 or C-141.
    We stay in Incheon, South Korea. Quick flight to Shanghai or another city. Pick up cargo and fuel, and go to Anchorage. Anchorage is the busiest airport in the world at the moment. 2.5 hour flight to China? Then about 10 hours to Anchorage?
    Couple of days I am flying non-stop from Cincinnati to Incheon, about 15 hours in the air. 350,000 pounds of fuel about, and usually empty with cargo. I know Connie isn't paying for that!!!

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  • lynnl
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    Originally posted by RB211 View Post

    All I've been flying in from China is medical supplies, 200,000 lbs of it at a time.
    RB, is that a one hop flight these days, for a 747? Where do you land in the U.S.?

    Years ago I flew non-stop from Guam to Omaha, NE, but we had to get refueled over Hawaii. Forgotten whether that was a C-5 or C-141.

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  • RB211
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    Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post

    Coulda fooled me, been waiting since Apr 7 for some inserts from Banggood. Not that it matters anymore, the holders don't fit my new/old 4-way post. So I'll stick with my HSS collection for now.
    All I've been flying in from China is medical supplies, 200,000 lbs of it at a time.

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  • nickel-city-fab
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    Originally posted by RB211 View Post
    I'd need a government contact and a few Haas machines and a few employees to replace my current income. Luckily cargo is booming right now.
    Coulda fooled me, been waiting since Apr 7 for some inserts from Banggood. Not that it matters anymore, the holders don't fit my new/old 4-way post. So I'll stick with my HSS collection for now.

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  • RB211
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    I'd need a government contact and a few Haas machines and a few employees to replace my current income. Luckily cargo is booming right now.

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  • nickel-city-fab
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    Originally posted by Jim Stewart View Post
    Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
    There's never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over. I learnt that in a shop that was bidding time and materials.

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  • loose nut
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    Originally posted by Baz View Post
    but had no idea which end of a soldering iron was hot.
    Easy enough to find out! 😲😧🤬

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  • JoeLee
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    Originally posted by JRouche View Post
    I am seeing a changing machine shop environment. I see a lot more orders and production. Specific fields yes.

    I dont know.

    Just clam up and protect your loved ones is all I can say. JR
    The only things that I see different in manufacturing is now everyone's making sanitizer and face masks.

    JL...........
    ​​​

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  • Baz
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    I wonder how many of us did this change of direction thing. After graduating I took a job in electronics, my hobby, as a stop gap. After more than 40 years maybe its time to apply for my 'proper' job. I quickly found that my hobby interest put me way ahead of the electronics graduates who knew the theory but had no idea which end of a soldering iron was hot.

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  • sarge41
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    I appreciate what David Powell is saying. His life experiences are somewhat similar to mine. Any skill or experience you pick up before settling down to your main life's work is good. I worked as a auto and truck mechanic for a few years while studying electricity and electronics on the side. I had always wanted to be a machinist and at 24, finally got into a good apprenticeship that I stayed with for 30 years. Then ran my own shop at home for another 20. Life has been good.

    Sarge41

    Incidentally, I have no idea what JR is talking about, maybe someone can enlighten me.
    Last edited by sarge41; 05-17-2020, 06:13 PM.

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  • Jim Stewart
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    Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

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  • MichaelP
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    Too much of "fried egg and cheese samich on a Thom. Muffin", I'm afraid.

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