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How many Mechanics out there?

Post by dragonbat13 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:38 pm

I am a mechanic by trade,  anybody else out there?
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Post by Sharkey_t » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:55 pm

im a transmission rebuilder and diagnostician

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Post by Squid » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:01 am

Laid off Aircraft mech here.......

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Post by ransom » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:04 am

mountain bike  mechanic here
and i know my way around old motorcycles 4wds and trucks

its of of the reasons i like rc its so not about bikes i do enjoy riding

and most of the fun stuff to modify on 1:1 vehicles needs certification and red tape

rc is no laws no limits unless you race

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Post by sixOHfour » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:26 am

I am a Certified Automotive Technician. I work for Ford by day and co-own a small mobile repair business that my dad and I started. The old man holds his masters in both gas/diesel so I grew up around the industry my entire life. I guess you could say that it was inevitable that I ended up in this profession. I absolutely love it (most of the time) and couldnt imagine doing anything else. Ive got 7 years until I can go for my Masters in gasoline lol.

[quote="ransom";p="810004"]most of the fun stuff to modify on 1:1 vehicles needs certification and red tape[/quote]

And for good reason! if you are trying to make a car push out huge HP it is absolutely important that you know what you are doing! Not only can an amateur *censored* up thousands and thousands of dollars worth of machine, there is a human being behind the wheel who needs the job done properly to stay alive. I wouldnt hop into backyard Bill's race car and hit the track with it either lol
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Post by dan86 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:12 am

I'm a technician by trade
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Post by Purenitro » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:48 am

Two stroke tech? :lol:
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Post by SLAYERDUDE » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:33 pm

ASE cert auto tech, asst. manager of chain auto repair shop.

What up Robin  :D , 2 stroke small engine side mechanic sometimes...
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:39 pm

Aviation Structural Mechanic, Aeronautical Welder, Sheet metal worker, and soon be Aircraft Hydraulic Technician
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Post by Mr.Snuggles » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:12 pm

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Post by LLkoolskillet » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:16 pm

:lol: Thats honesty


Not pokin fun just think its funny
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Post by Roost » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:00 pm

Being mechanically inclined is great and dandy and all but it doesnt get you the girls :lol:

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Post by cdziak » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:04 pm

Backyard Craig's the name, making seat of the pants HP with a BFH and a single snap-on phillips head I've had all of my life.  :lol:

I'm not a "mechanic" but I've been working on 1:1s since I was 5 yrs old, so 32 yrs later I'm still working on 1:1, 1:10, 1:8, 1:18...
75 RCs and counting...

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Post by ransom » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:47 pm

[quote="sixOHfour";p="810008"]
[quote="ransom";p="810004"]most of the fun stuff to modify on 1:1 vehicles needs certification and red tape[/quote]

And for good reason! if you are trying to make a car push out huge HP it is absolutely important that you know what you are doing! Not only can an amateur *censored* up thousands and thousands of dollars worth of machine, there is a human being behind the wheel who needs the job done properly to stay alive. I wouldnt hop into backyard Bill's race car and hit the track with it either lol[/quote]

fair call and im not knocking the need for the things to be done properly

i was just saying that it was the cost of keeping my modified 1:1 offroaders certified that got me into rc instead

and every day at work i see a bicycle that an enthusiastic amateur has "modified" into a deathtrap usually with some garbage they bought cheap on the internet without having a clue what they were doing
i also have studied risk management

perceived risk = its a bicycle how dangerous can it be ?
actual risk = actually its really easy to die on one

same with cars trucks motorbikes
the modern car is actually dumbed down to the point where most people can operate one fairly safely most of the time

i like working with spanners and allen keys
much easier than working with people

trust your mechanic

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Post by braco » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:12 am

[quote="LLkoolskillet";p="810055"]
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[quote="Mr.Snuggles";p="810058"]i'm an idiot[/quote]

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Post by Alain2 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:24 am

I am not a mechanic but few years ago I rebuilt a ford 5.0 and supercharged it without problem. I llike to modify cars but I dont really like to repair them.
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Post by MrMUC » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:11 pm

IM A GEARHEAD,.. Been Backyard wreching since i could remeber. Grandfather, and Uncle were mecahnics and well thats what made me do my own. They wouldnt help and I wasnt aloud to get help,.. but they would over see anything i worked on. Been racing since i was a kid.
I wrenched on my RC's, Racing Karts, Quads, Dirtbikes, and vehicles. I'm not certified, But i think my many years of being a backyard mechanic. I can hold my own. But i do plan on get certified just for myself.

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Post by joe62herb » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:13 pm

ASE certified master automotive and alternative fuels. now in clases for airframe and powerplant license, backyard mechanic, and an idiot...

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Post by sixOHfour » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:08 am

How many years does it take to get your masters in the states?
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Post by Chasten » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:55 pm

red seal tech, electrical and diesel tech at a GM dealer, also have GM full certification through ASAP

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