Engine noise

So many problems go away if you just ignore them. Of course, you have to have a relaxed attitude like Chuck to ignore them thoroughly enough so that they don’t nag at you at the back of your mind. I wish I could pull that off more often. Especially writing (i.e. coming up with ideas) is hard when you think of all the things you should be doing.

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7 comments on “Engine noise
  1. RG says:

    Heheheheh! Sometimes, the worst maintenance problem in the world is the user…

  2. Rob de Vries says:


    Just think you should only be writing or come up with ideas and nothing else. Might solve your problem.

  3. stef says:

    Oh, I would LOVE to do that, Rob! Right now it feels like the opposite. I’d need to find myself a patron like the Medici or something. 🙂

  4. Meganite says:

    This sounds like what I do with my car…

  5. Rob G says:

    Maybe you need to write down all the things you need to be doing and put them in the comics! Make Chuck do the dishes!

  6. mike says:

    make Chuck do dishes? not if you want them broken!
    do you already have a strip in mind?

  7. Sean says:

    After every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a “gripe sheet,
    “which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics
    correct the problems; document their repairs on the form, and then
    pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.

    Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humor. Here are
    some actual maintenance complaints submitted by Qantas’ Pilots (marked with
    a P) and the Solutions Recorded (marked with an S) By Maintenance Engineers.

    >P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
    >S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.
    >P Auto-flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
    >S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.
    >P: Something loose in cockpit.
    >S: Something tightened in cockpit.
    >P: Dead bugs on windshield.
    >S: Live bugs on back-order.
    >P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute
    >S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
    >P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
    >S: Evidence removed.
    >P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
    >S: DME volume set to more believable level.
    >P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
    >S: That’s what they’re for.
    >P: IFF inoperative.
    >S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.
    >P: Suspected crack in windshield.
    >S: Suspect you’re right.
    >P: Number 3 engine missing.
    >S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.
    >P: Aircraft handles funny. (I love this one)
    >S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.
    >P: Target radar hums.
    >S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.
    >P: Mouse in cockpit.
    >S: Cat installed.

    >P: Noise coming from under instrument panel . Sounds like a midget
    >on something with a hammer.
    >S: Took hammer away from midget

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