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Cool - now I know I can save a plane if I needed to.
 

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This was a Nissan ad that was not true but actually very fake. First aired in 2011. It drew lots of fire from all sides ... including the FTC and FCC. Nissan promised to put more disclaimers in any future "fantasy" advertisements

Plane with Landing Gear Failure Saved by Truck?
 

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The worst Nissan ad was the fake hill climb one. Pushes a buggy up a huge sand hill.
They got busted for it too.
 

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Most advertising is stretching the truth, I was always told "believe half of what you see and none of what you've heard".
Most advertising makes it look like they're speaking to idiots.

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There was one of these years ago but it was real. Only difference I think was that it was a small Cessna or something similar and I believe the guy in the bed of the truck pulled down on stuck landing gear and moved out of the way so the plane could land.
 

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There is a Toyota ad where it is towing the space shuttle to the aerospace museum here in LA. The Toyota is actually towing it. Just don't know why they used a Toyota to tow it.
 

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There is a Toyota ad where it is towing the space shuttle to the aerospace museum here in LA. The Toyota is actually towing it. Just don't know why they used a Toyota to tow it.
It was a publicity stunt to show how "rugged" the Toyota truck is.
 

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It was a publicity stunt to show how "rugged" the Toyota truck is.
I just think it sucks that they let a foreign owned company tow it rather than an American one.
 

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Yeah but those tundras are made here vs Ford (made in Mexico), ram (mostly foreign parts), Chevy is like half and half and Nissan is made here too. Most auto manufacturers though are sourcing parts over seas anyway and I'll bet a good chunk of the shuttle was made outside the states as well. Either way it was still neat to see it hauled by a pickup truck rather than some specialized rig.
 

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It is still a foreign owned company.
How much do you want to bet that a good chunk was built outside the States?
I worked in the aerospace industry for over 30 years.
Most everything we built was classified. Do think we would allow information passed on to a foreign government?
Four of us were sent to Indiana to be trained on a CNC overhead gantry for a classified project. We were sent before our "special access required" was completed and were not briefed. When the instructors asked what we were building, we didn't know.
Every part I ever machined is documented. Purchase order, name of manufacturer, lot numbers,material designation, heat treat, quality control data ,etc. Every dimension is inspected. If one dim is out of print it goes to a material review board. You could tap 50 triple out 120 tap holes and one is out of print it goes to that review board to reject the part or recommend a repair. I still remember being written up on a part( it was just a plug to protect the threads for before plating. It was because the + 001- 0 ,.010 chamfer was .0002 undersized on a .125 diameter piece of teflon. Do you think they would have the same control with foreign made parts?
Every nut and bolt that is torqued is documented by an inspector watching you as is every connector, adhesive mix. It is recorded in a log book( each torqued bolt) with a stamp that identifies the inspector
At one time I had over 30 certifications including a certified NASA soldering cert.
I am positive some worker in China , one week out of a rice paddy had the same.
 

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[QUOTE Either way it was still neat to see it hauled by a pickup truck rather than some specialized rig.[/QUOTE]
It was going to a freaking museum! Do you think they would actually think they would move a piece of flight hardware with a pickup?
 

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Well I stand corrected. I didn't say it was that way though just that it wouldn't be surprising if some components were foreign. Like some of the computer parts or switch panels etc. the designs no but the production maybe. As for the autos, it's pretty standard for most foreign or domestic autos to have parts from all over the place brought to the plant and assembled. So many are put together here but the parts are not. I researched the heck out of these trucks when I was shopping a few months ago and was surprised that most of the local brands are actually not made or assembled domestically but many of the foreign ones are.

Also I know it was going to a museum. Had it been going back to be in service it would've been transported differently. I still think it's neat that they towed it with a truck though. At that point it doesn't matter which brand or model they used. The fact that they dragged that shuttle through the city with a pickup was cool.
 

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We manufactured our own semiconductors(TRW Semicondutors). We also built our solar arrays used for our satellites.
TRW Automotive did build parts for cars, trucks, etc.
Funny, I fished a lot in Mexico and own a home there.
Every time I would go there I had to be briefed by security and debriefed when I returned. We were not allowed anything that would identify the company I worked for. No badges, pins, pens etc. I don't know how they learned I worked for TRW but they only knew about the automotive side. I told them I made mud flaps.
Just to add, our background checks were intensive. Agents would question friends, neighbors, relative, co- workers.
It would be repeated every five years including a polygraph.
What upsets me is if I did what some of these politicians did, they would have locked me up and thrown away the key!
Thanks for allowing me to rant.
 
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