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    Default What a $600,000 Boo Boo Looks Like.




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    Default Re: What a $600,000 Boo Boo Looks Like.

    I dunno. I fly Southwest pretty regularly and all their stuff looks about like that...
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    Default Re: What a $600,000 Boo Boo Looks Like.

    Im not sure what Im looking at? What happened?

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    Default Re: What a $600,000 Boo Boo Looks Like.

    Quote Originally Posted by sebee View Post
    Im not sure what Im looking at? What happened?
    The dent in the cone, that particular part is stainless steel and it usually cost around half million dollars.

    My grandpa used to work in a plant in detroit mcpherson i think not sure, but he worked on fighter jets. He brought home a screwed up one and made a bird bath out of it. Back then that cone was 1,000,000 dollars to produce, so he would joke about having a million dollar bird bath.

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    Default Re: What a $600,000 Boo Boo Looks Like.

    I'm sorry, it is a dent on the intake cowl of the planes engine, it was hit by a piece of GSE (ground support equipment) but no one knows where (very big deal) It has to be replaced before it can fly again as it disrupts the airflow into the engine. The new cowl costs just under 600,000 buckaroos + the labor to replace it. Doesn't happen often (around here anyway) so I posted pictures.

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    Default Re: What a $600,000 Boo Boo Looks Like.

    duct tape 2 bucks a roll.

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    Default Re: What a $600,000 Boo Boo Looks Like.

    Good grief! I'll stop complaining about the $1,000 hit-and-run dent in my car!

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    Default Re: What a $600,000 Boo Boo Looks Like.

    Pop it off, and hammer out the dent.
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    Default Re: What a $600,000 Boo Boo Looks Like.

    Then there is good old fashioned Bondo. LOL

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    Default Re: What a $600,000 Boo Boo Looks Like.

    Howz about gitin' one o dem "POP-C-DENT" thingamabobs as seen on TV....lol

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    Default Re: What a $600,000 Boo Boo Looks Like.

    nothin a little bondo and sandpaper wouldn't fix

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    Default Re: What a $600,000 Boo Boo Looks Like.

    Dry Ice it man!

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    Default Re: What a $600,000 Boo Boo Looks Like.

    Thats a pretty common Oops! I have probalby changed 15-20 due to some ramper knothead running into it or the plane in my past 20 years. Keeps me employed!!!! Plus I get to sometimes cut a hole in a perfectly good plane to patch it!!!! Duct tape,bondo and dry ice wont work, nice try! I have a pic of a baggage cart ingested by the engine. Way over $1mil! I'll try to find it!

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