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Old 06-11-17, 08:41 PM   #11
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Possibly very different spec 'consumer' variant sold off the back of an aerospace product? Trying to remember what the 'muckite' was we used to glue stuff together at EMI; Ardrox, Androx - something like that.

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Thing is the stuff I used was the pukka stuff, supplied to us by Boeing.
I have to say that a joint sealed and glued with JB weld supported sparsely by rivets is not something I'd want on any plane I might fly in

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I wonder how many people would get in a car if they knew it was just a selection of spot welds, about 1% of continuous welding in the whole body.

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Curiously they don't seem to fall out of the sky that often - mind you I don't partake myself!

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Curiously they don't seem to fall out of the sky that often - mind you I don't partake myself!

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Same here, I can swim, but not fly
As for spot welded cars, spot welding and glue, both seem to outlast the actual steel, or at least the electronics on modern cars.

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Anybody can fly, its just the abrupt stop at the bottom we haven't mastered yet, that's why we built aircraft
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I wonder how many people would get in a car if they knew it was just a selection of spot welds, about 1% of continuous welding in the whole body.

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I won't say which model, but we had about 24 hours production at Longbridge where all the spot welds holding the left hand monoside on were well below spec and the monoside started to part company when driven , luckily it was picked up before they left the factory.

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Same here, I can swim, but not fly
As for spot welded cars, spot welding and glue, both seem to outlast the actual steel, or at least the electronics on modern cars.

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At JLR there is very little spot welding now compared to a few years ago, most joints now use self piercing rivets applied by robots.

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Anybody can fly, its just the abrupt stop at the bottom we haven't mastered yet, that's why we built aircraft
The key part is missing the ground:- http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Flying

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At JLR there is very little spot welding now compared to a few years ago, most joints now use self piercing rivets applied by robots.

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That's interesting - quicker, cheaper, better?

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