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    How Cebu Pacific fix planes

    Picture taken on a Cebu Pacific plane taking off in Manila en route for Cebu...

    Domestic flight, pinoy repair does it!

    The tape lasted, was still there on landing.

    Was this tape lately approved by Boieng or Airbus ?



    I fly Cebu thsi week for Bangkok, hope top catch a nplane where the tape is at least inside the panel and not in sight

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    It is called "speed tape" and is used often on minor skin "dinks" normally for one flight to a base that can carry out a skin repair. Nothing to really worry about it being used, what is more worrying is that is was being used from Home Base!! Its application could have been a bit neater though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Pom
    Nothing to really worry about it being used, what is more worrying is that is was being used from Home Base!! Its application could have been a bit neater though.
    Looks like they ran out of a qualified technician and speed tape, that is duct tape and a shit job. Fukc me an international flight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Pom
    Nothing to really worry about it being used, what is more worrying is that is was being used from Home Base!! Its application could have been a bit neater though.
    Looks like they ran out of a qualified technician and speed tape, that is duct tape and a shit job. Fukc me an international flight?
    Common or not, one has to wonder if such practices are really kosher with the IATA.

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    I've used that tape many a time over the years and its good stuff. It stays put supersonic too.

    I don't know the civilian regs. We always used it away from leading edges on military stuff. It's normally a temporary fix to get the jet to where a proper job can be done.

    It was commonly used to cover holes in the fuselage after pilots forgot to close small access doors and they were torn off in flight.

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    1st Picture so hopefully upload is good. Speed Tape use is pretty common, but how about this - This is an engine removed at Frankfurt from a Chinese carrier after they made an unscheduled stop to refuel. The Number 3 engine had been shutdown previously because of excessive vibration, and because it didn't look too good. It had apparently been no problem for the tough guys back in China: as they took some sturdy straps and wrapped them around two of the fan blades and the structures behind, thus stopping any unwanted wind-milling (engine spinning by itself due to airflow passing thru the blades during flight) and associated uncomfortable vibration caused by the suboptimal fan. Note that the straps are seatbelts....how resourceful! After making the "repairs", off they went into the wild blue yonder with another revenue-making flight on only three engines! With the increased fuel consumption, they got a bit low on fuel, and just set it down at the closest airport (FRA) for a quick refill. After inspection by the German engineers it ended up having to have 3 engines replaced before allowed to continue! Nice.

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    It was 3 pax lap belts used - here is a closer view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkb global
    uncomfortable vibration caused by the suboptimal fan
    Suboptimal being a nice choice of words given how they look on this photo.

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    Yep duct tape very good , but would i use it on an airoplane ??

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    Come on it's well k own you can use gaffer tape for anything. I sometimes wonder why they boner with all this materials research when they could just hold the whole plane together with the stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkb global View Post

    It was 3 pax lap belts used - here is a closer view.
    That's a lot of damage to blades, I'm surprised they only had excessive vibration issues did they use the plane to make shredded duck or something?

    Don't the engines represent most of the value of a used plane? If so would it be worth replacing three of four engines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme View Post
    Picture taken on a Cebu Pacific plane taking off in Manila en route for Cebu...

    Domestic flight, pinoy repair does it!

    The tape lasted, was still there on landing.

    Was this tape lately approved by Boieng or Airbus ?



    I fly Cebu thsi week for Bangkok, hope top catch a nplane where the tape is at least inside the panel and not in sight
    I fly Saigon-Manila-Cebu and back around once a month.

    Philippine Airlines all the way, every time.

    Cebu Pacific give me too many problems regarding cancelled flights, late flights, extra money for this, that and the other.

    Get it all paid at once, then no more problems. PAL may not be the best, but they're the best for Phils.

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    Tape

    We called it Mach 2 tape. Could be used on leading edges but had to cross over the edges to be on both sides of airflow. Bullet holes, Missile near miss damage (except for expanding rod) and missing panels were all game for it. Mostly in Green but I have seen it in silver a time or two. Not the same stuff as Duct tape.

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    Is that the airline that also flies into Clark Airbase from Bangkok?

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    It is neither "Duct tape", nor "Gaffer Tape". Used it in RAF > 35 years ago, ('ish). Called it, "1000 mph tape". Used it on Lightning a/c and on Helicopter Rotor blades, (Out board sections operate at near supersonic rotational speeds). Ideal temporary repair for small dents & holes on non structural surfaces.

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    100 mph tape use it on race cars to keep the panels from falling off worked well but i might be a bit suss if i looked out the window and it's holding the wing together

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    does NASA use it tooo?

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    I've found other great uses for this great invention...
    Stay!!

    And of course these many uses too..


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    Quote Originally Posted by wkb global View Post

    It was 3 pax lap belts used - here is a closer view.
    Perhaps I have the explanation now why Air China comes up as the cheapest when I search for flights to LOS ....


    Your comment about German engineers is spot on.
    Always buy German or Japanese...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pone
    does NASA use it tooo?
    Indeed they do.


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    And there was me thinking that an F-111 was made of the stuff and used "metal" when they ran out of it.

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    CebuP is garbage for a hundred reasons but it's cheaper sometimes by 50 percent and I am a cheap charlie when I monger off to Manila from Bangkok. I like to save my money for the Honey.

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    I just went to Manila on Kuwait Airways, it was cheaper than Cebu Pacific, and the plane was an Airbus A343 with in flight entertainment and a full meal service.

    No complaints about that airline.

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    I used to fly into Cebu by Malaysian Airlines, till there was some sort of disagreement and now only 1st class airlines are allowed to fly directly to Cebu.

    Japan, Taiwan, Singapore. Its crap really. Nothing wrong with malay airlines. Not keen on going by AirAsia. Clark is in an over priced exclusive zone. What a load of bollocks.

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    pal is trying to fly into europe again ....they just cant cut the mustard as regards safety ..

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