dv-ous: So... what you're saying is that the "throw it out and start over" mentality that saves time and money in the consumer electronics space, in fact doesn't apply to highly durable, custom made or limited-production run military hardware?Ehrmagerd!
WordyGrrl: humanshrapnel: I'm ok with this as long as they're not working on flight critical hardware./dnrtfaAvionics stuff has to go through a lot of testing, especially repaired or re-worked parts, before it gets slapped on a plane. Traceability's also a big thing, and if there's an investigation, they can almost go back to where the metal for the little wavy washer on Post 3 of 4 was mined./Used to make fans for avionics cooling systems.//But I can't fix my own $20 Wal-Mart standing fan because it's designed specifically to NOT to be take-apart-able or repairable.
MarkEC: My kitchen vent fan is over 50 years old. When I bought the house 24 years ago, it was just sitting there humming when you turned it on. I took it out, disassembled it, cleaned and relubed it. It's been working perfectly and quietly ever since.
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