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Fred Robel
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Husband, Father, Aircraft Inspector, Author and Poet
Husband, Father, Aircraft Inspector, Author and Poet

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The TOBI duct, which provides cooling air to the High Pressure Turbine disk, pokes out amidst a sea of clear plastic wrap, as it encircles the engine center shaft area.

We keep the plastic wrap over the outer part of the engine, to keep from dropping things down into the combustion can, through the NGV assemblies, which ring the outside of the area.

Pratt JT9D-7R4D aircraft engine buildup.

#avgeek
#aviation
#aircraft

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One of our B747-400BCF freighters, taking off out of Oscoda a month or so ago.

Things are looking much more like spring today, I promise. :D

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#aviation

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I would like one loaf of cat please. 

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This Day in Aviation History
April 29th, 1971
First flight of the Piper PA-48 Enforcer.
 
The Piper PA-48 Enforcer is a turboprop powered light close air support/ground-attack aircraft built by Piper Aircraft Corp. Lakeland, Florida. It was the ultimate development of the original World War II North American P-51 Mustang. The Enforcer concept was originally created and flown as the Cavalier Mustang by David Lindsay, owner of Cavalier Aircraft, in response to the United States Air Force PAVE COIN program, but Cavalier did not have the political clout or manufacturing abilities to mass-produce the Enforcer, so the program was sold to Piper by Lindsay in 1970....
 
Source:
Wikipedia, Piper PA-48 Enforcer: http://gstv.us/1SNHp5k
 
YouTube, P-48 ENFORCER BY PIPER: http://gstv.us/1Fmf6G2
 
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#avgeek #Piper #PA48 #Enforcer #military #USA #aviation #history #fb
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High pressure compressor & diffuser vertical stack in the shop.

Pratt JT9D-7R4D aircraft turbine engine.

#avgeek
#aviation
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Working today on a Pratt JT9D-7R4D high pressure compressor. Installing all the brackets, lines, valves around the outside; and completing the internal stack sequence inside the diffuser case.

Beautiful day.

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#aviation

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Toolbox Portraiture #12: The Norris A particularly large Mac Tools Macsimizer rolling tool box in the shop.

Not sure if he has enough Harley Davidson stickers and skulls on it.

#toolboxes
#aviation
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Demonstrating the four main things we get from our aircraft turbine engines.

Pic from a vintage Pratt & Whitney training presentation I found.

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Visited the old 1953 Buick in the field today on our way to Bay City.

Still there, marking its slow deterioration.

#automotive
#abandoned
#vintage
#rust

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