A mechanic’s best friend

You all know the saying that airplanes need two things to fly: airspeed and money. Well, I submit to you that duct tape should be included in this list as well! Once, at an airshow, I’ve seen a Russian helicopter (don’t remember if it actually was from Russia or just a Russian type) that definitely would have fallen apart if you had taken all the duct tape away.

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13 comments on “A mechanic’s best friend
  1. darren elliott says:

    love duck tape!!

  2. stef says:

    By the way, everybody, can you please try and post something here? I just installed some new spam protection for the comments yesterday, and I want to see if it works properly. And if you experience problems, please tell us! Thank you!!

  3. Fast Eagle 0ne says:

    Duct tape, wonderfull stuf. We used it in the army all the time keeps tanks together as well!

  4. Rob de Vries says:

    I thought tuesday and thursday would see new cartoons? this one was published before in good landing.

  5. Fabo says:

    Sure, I can post somthing…

  6. Cpt Vidal says:

    Well, here in Brazil some big airlines have a policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell”: pilots, don’t ask what the mechanics have done in the last check; mechanics, don’t tell that to the pilots. In fact, I’ve heard this from a senior mechanic of TAM Airlines.

  7. Seb von Grunf says:

    I was once a passenger in a Tu-154 that was held together with duct tape. I was told that it is a common practice with some Russian carriers. Perhaps not just Russian

  8. GuyD says:

    Not only planes, cars, boats and anything else could be fixed with duct tape!

  9. stef says:

    Thanks everyone! Seems to work! 🙂 Another question while we’re at it: Am I the only one who still gets the distorted old icon of me or Mike as avatar for some posters, even tough I deleted that image from our server? That’s strange…

    And Rob: Thanks for buying that book! 🙂 Well, with “new” we mean “not published on our website before”. Sometimes the strips have run in a magazine before, sometimes they’ve been in a book before, sometimes they’re totally new. It’s quite confusing, I have to admit (even for ourselves), but we have to economize a bit with our strips… (heck, if I could make enough money to live of CW alone, I could draw a new strip every day!)

  10. GuyD says:

    Looks like the old icon for me. I’ve even emptied the browser cache, but it didn’t helped.

  11. stef says:

    Weird thing… Maybe there are some old residual files on the gravatar.com server… I guess I’ll just have to live with that…

  12. Summer says:

    Heheh. I’m in the SCA. I couldn’t get through life without duct tape!

    It’s like the Force: it has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together!

  13. stef says:

    Hahaha, Summer, that is an awesome analogy!! Do you mind if we quote you? 😀

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