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    Air NZ: behind the scenes repairs with speed tape

    I've used this stuff to get a stricken vessel home after a near sinking 60nm offshore >





    Watch the video here>
    Air NZ - behind the scenes with Speed Tape - Business videos - NZ Herald Videos
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    mythbusters built a car using thread tape to hold it together.

    it ran fine.
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    Duct tape is handy stuff if a bear eats your plane.


    http://www.oddee.com/_media/imgs/art...tape-plane.jpg
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    I hope it is as "Temporary" as they say it is. (ie limp home use only).
    And where the hell was Biggles.....?....when you needed him last Saturday....?

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    Hi speed tape as is shown is often used for temporary repairs in aviation. Temp repairs will probably stay until the next major service.

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    I guess that video in OP was a response to a news item 23 March this year

    Air New Zealand's 'sticky tape' solution on plane engine shocks Nelson woman



    Air New Zealand spokeswoman Emma Field said despite its appearances it was not ordinary Duct Tape, rather specialist aviation speed tape.

    Speed tape is used by airlines around the world and is an approved product by both aircraft manufacturers and governing authorities such as the Civil Aviation Authority and Federal Aviation Administration, Field said.

    It is made of aluminium, similar to the aluminium used in the structure of an aircraft and used to run minor repairs on aircraft and racing cars.

    Field said it was used for temporary coverage of non-structural elements and has strong adhesive qualities capable of sticking even at very high speeds.

    ,...............

    Same event became more sensational...
    " It made me incredibly nervous': Woman shocked to see STICKY TAPE holding together the Air New Zealand plane she is travelling on
    By Belinda Cleary For Daily Mail Australia

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    Air New Zealand head of engineering Grant Crenfeldt explains that the special tape is made from aluminium with a sticky backing in the latest behind the scenes video from the national carrier.

    "When a sealant isn't quite dry or we need some temporary weather proofing speed tape does the job," Crenfeldt says.
    The speed tape isn't cheap either - it costs $440 per roll.

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    They do make a big deal about how the speedtape costs "$440 a roll".
    I'd like to see that compared to the cost of most other aviation parts.....
    At the end of the day "Taped over" parts on a commercial aircraft are simply not a good look.
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    And where the hell was Biggles.....?....when you needed him last Saturday....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    mythbusters built a car using thread tape to hold it together.

    it ran fine.
    I think they did a myth buster Mcgiver duck tape plane and it worked.
    Dad always had a role all my racing bikes be it MX or road benefited from the magic of duck tape.
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    Oh and you want to see what Air NZ can do with number 8 wire.......maybe only Kiwi's will understand.55555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Changone View Post

    They do make a big deal about how the speedtape costs "$440 a roll".
    I'd like to see that compared to the cost of most other aviation parts.....
    At the end of the day "Taped over" parts on a commercial aircraft are simply not a good look.
    we sell flashing tape that costs nearly as much. If this stuff can fix plabes then it's a bargain at that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norabunga View Post
    Duct tape is handy stuff if a bear eats your plane.


    http://www.oddee.com/_media/imgs/art...tape-plane.jpg
    That link didn't work for me.....Is this what you were trying to show ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soupdragon View Post
    That link didn't work for me.....Is this what you were trying to show ?
    Yeah. That's it.
    I tried umpteen times to get links to work. Thought that one did. Apparently it only works for me.

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    Just watched "The Martian" again - Matt Damon makes extensive use of duct tape to survive on Mars .... fixing cracks in his space helmet, rebuilding the "Hab" etc
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    ^I'm still amazed he survived. I mean that scene where he jumps into space and manages to hang on... takes balls... and plenty of tape...
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    ^ needs an imaginitive script writer. ..more than anything.

    I started watching it on a 2.10 hour flight and saw all but the last 5mins. ...doh!
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    It was a very practical movie... imagination is what I thought it lacked.... did anyone find out anything they didn't already know.. from watching it? It was very... conservative... unlike say... something like Interstellar which played with your soul...

    It was very good for what it was though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    It was a very practical movie... imagination is what I thought it lacked.... did anyone find out anything they didn't already know.. from watching it? It was very... conservative... unlike say... something like Interstellar which played with your soul...

    It was very good for what it was though...
    I love potatoes ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    It was a very practical movie... imagination is what I thought it lacked.... did anyone find out anything they didn't already know.. from watching it? It was very... conservative... unlike say... something like Interstellar which played with your soul...

    It was very good for what it was though...
    very predictable though?

    did anyone think that matt damon was really going to die in the first scene?

    right through to....

    did anyone think that they weren't going to get him inside their space ship at the end?

    good alternative ending would have him being splattered on their windscreen like some sort of space bug....missed him!! 55
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    ^Yeah.. it was all a bit too predictable... that's what I meant by conservative... plus I want to see what happens on a vegan diet of potatoes... he still looked fit as a fiddle by the end... 55
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    I love potatoes ....
    So do I.... french fries or chups or cheeps depending where you are. Mashed with finely chopped garlic fried until crisp and brown. Mashed potato balls with whatever you want mixed in, the inlaws love it with kratiem, kratiem and chill, pork or chicken and they even tried some with cheese. Sliced and layered with herbs and whatever. Potato croutons..... Aloo gobi, potato salad made with a really nice mayo.

    Such a versatile food... so many different types and flavours. Who couldn't like them!
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