posted on Apr, 12 2008 @ 03:40 PM
reply to post by MrPenny
I said APPEARED to be done in a hurried and shoddy manner, because the ties were not all going in the same way, like they should have been. But you
can have the best crew in the business, and the guy that does the wiring was having a bad week. Let's say that his wife just left him, and he's
thinking about how he's gonna pay for the divorce, and not lose everything he owns. His mind is going to be on other things while he's working, and
then maybe he hears about a few extra shifts, so he volunteers for them, works some overtime, doesn't sleep well because his mind is going 500mph,
gets tired, makes more msitakes..... Just because a few people make mistakes doesn't mean the entire team is at fault.
As for the space, the reason why this is so important is that if the wire bundle isn't covered and held up right the nose gear can rip it apart. If
that happens you're going to have various problems that can cause an accident. A few tenths of an inch doesn't seem like much, but what if a
something hit the landing gear, and caused a little piece of metal to stick off. When the gear retracts, that little burr is just past the end of the
sheath, and rubs the wire. Every time it goes up or down, or shifts in the well, it rubs a wire. Eventually it can short, or even cut that wire.
Yes that is an extreme and very unlikely situation, but it could happen.
These ADs as I pointed out earlier, even the FAA inspectors have trouble figuring out exactly what they're looking for. One inspector may say 3.8 is
acceptable, while others say 3.8 isn't.