The names have been slightly changed to protect the guilty, unless they’re stupid and don’t believe I can cream their stupid lawyers as I have done 10 times beginning with he US Attorney in two Circuits, without any lawyer. Really, I dare you.
I had been a liaison engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, in Sub Assembly/Lot Time, SA/LT, Wichita for less than a year, a few months.
The problem was created in the 737 “New Gen.” (Circa 1999) whereby Stress had done some strain gauge analysis on a particular floor beam in the 737. Allegedly there was a 40,000 pound intermittent point load on the beam. Stress called for a stiffener on that beam creating an interference with a cable pulley idler base.
Cable pulley idler base?: Shaped roughly like home plate, perhaps 1/8 inch thick. Two drive rivets (hole filling fasteners, fastened through 2 holes drilled in the flange of extruded aluminum I beam @ approx. 1/4 inch thick)
Cable pulley function: Dampen control cable slap while airliner bounces through the sky (turbulence etc.) or the ground during takeoff and landing. The control cables suspended between many of these dampening points in the array along the floor from the cockpit to the servo providing control of the aircraft to the pilot.
The control cable dampening base (shaped like home plate) had upright portion bent to provide slide in control cable pulley attached by perhaps 1/16 inch thick by 1/2 inch wide spring steel about 4 inches in length, as I recall.
Stress called for the stiffener that lay across home plate requiring chopping the base and moving one of the fasteners.
Tom Whim Wham was a Double E, allegedly cross trained as a structural engineer when Seattle moved the Lightning Rod Division there from Wichiput taking it away from the Wichiputians. (I felt like Gulliver). Just so you all know I hold a degree BSME from an Abet Accredited University. So I have now and had then credentials fit for the dynamic mechanical engineering problem before me.
Whim Wham (Sparky) went down to look at the trouble created by stress. He was the alleged trainer and after looking at the hardware. I said, we can cut home plate and add a smaller fastener to stop the base from spinning under load.
Crabby Sparky retorted in snotty ignorant manner: “You can’t do that?”
Me: “Why not?”
Crabby (he was old an undoubtedly dead by now): “Well you just can’t do that.”
Me: “Why not?”
Crabby walked off toward the stairs. I followed.
When we got back up to our desks he sat down and asked: “So what do you want to do”
Me: “I already told you what we are going to do.”
Crabby Whim Wham Sparky: “You can’t do that.”
Me: “Oh yes I can.” [required his signature because I did not have my stamp … MRB Certification].
Sparky: “No you can’t” “So what do you want to do?”
Me: “I told you.”
Sparky: “No you can’t do that.”
Me: “OK, so what do you want to do?”
Crabby Sparky: [by the way a contractor, not even a Boeing direct employee because the leads, Frank Whitjoke, Larry HappyFeller, and later Tom ScribeIllness [only slightly changed so some will know who they are … “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” Vengeance is still the Lord’s] Sparky very loud now in a room of fifty people:
CRABBY: “I’M NOT GOING TO DO YOUR THINKING FOR YOU!” [He had that right what a moron.]
Me: “We’re doing my fix.”
Crabby Sparky: “LISTEN YOU CAN’T DO THAT YOU STUPID SON OF A BITCH. YOU’VE GOT A LOT TO LEARN AROUND HERE. ASSHOLE.”
I guess they were still trying to adjust his laxative.
MADE A SPECTACLE OF HIMSELF AND ABUSED ME IN FRONT OF AN ENTIRE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT IN FRONT OF 50 PLANNERS AND OTHER ENGINEERS. ONE OF THE BIGGEST DICK HEADS I HAVE EVER MET!
I got up and went back down to the manufacturing floor and found the supervisor responsible for the beam. I asked him who is the design engineer on this hardware?
He pulled the file and we called the engineer. The design engineer said, yes, we got an LDAR from Seattle on that. It was right before lunch, so we gave him our post location in IPB 3 and set up a meeting after lunch.
AFTER LUNCH: The design engineer arrived with the revision from Seattle. Guess what? No not chicken butt. The LDAR, from design engineering in Seattle, specified exactly what I said we should do.
UPSTAIRS: Walked in like a biker cleaning out a bar and threw the LDAR down on Tom’s desk, right next to HappyFellar’s [the Lead Engineer (smelling my fingers like Max in the Sound of Music) had witnessed the entire abusive display of Tom, Crabby, Sparky, Incompetent, Abuser without saying a word. I threw the LDAR on his desk and at the same volume he had ridiculed me, I said:
Me: “WE’RE DOING MY FIX. HERE’S THE LDAR FROM SEATTLE YOU STUPID SON OF A BITCH, YOU’VE GOT A LOT TO LEARN AROUND HERE.”
Crabby: “Well I’m not signing it.”
So I picked up the LDAR and walked 20 feet to Dick Nott’s (real name … supervisor) and said, “Now Tom says he is not signing the tag.”
I had spoken to Dick about the abuse several hours before and he did nothing. I should have started right then and kicked the shit out of all of them. O hell yes I could. Abusive bastards. I speak to them having no heavenly father. Near queers in dresses don’t cut it for them. (Actually its looking like they are the real thing with a taste for boys).
DICK NOTT: [The rest of them know who they are … I DARE YOU!] [I have not had the pleasure of tearing up a professional lawyer now in several years] [Get a cocky one! Like the AUSA]
Dick said, OK let’s go down and look at the hardware. When we returned, Dick instructed me to design the SPL part, designating a new part number and by then about 3:00 p.m. he instructed CRABBY to sit with me until I was done and sign the tag.
So now with all the 737 Max Airliners in the world grounded, I laugh and begin. Tomorrow we will talk about inner door skins a real horror story brought to you by a fully qualified, though blackballed structural aircraft engineer BSME University of Kansas.
Soon this website is going away. I will be hosting another one soon focused on mathematical evidence to illuminate the huge lies on which all of your stupid ideas are based.
Yesterday, I posted to Leroy Maneth one of the engineers still at Spirit [Boeing sold BWAG to break up the collective bargaining … but any federal law can be ignored with a large enough bribe] By the way 737 Fuselage comes from Wichita. LAYOFFS.
I told Leroy: Computers don’t make mistakes … don’t make mistakes … don’t make mistakes. (Remember the old joke?) (Boeing actually tried it. LOL)
I told Leroy: [Fuel efficiency the justification for the 737 Max]: Hey they saved a lot of fuel on these two 737 Max. [Also on the grounding of the entire fleet]. [AOC would be proud]
In 2000 BWAG bought software called DCAC (The acronym was designated it (D)estruction of (C)ommercial (A)irplane (C)ompany (by the employees in all regimes who hated it). (Skuttlebutt was, one of the VP’s bought the software, then jumped ship to the software company)
I told Leroy: Tell them I said just change the name of the CMASS software to DCAC.
More tomorrow. “Inner door skins.” Last CEO I talked too was Phil Condit. Somebody from Boeing Corporate might want to get a hold of me about my coming book (don’t send any lawyer, I can’t stand stupidity): “Unsafe At Any Altitude” An expose of the Boeing Legacy.
Chris Queen. The genuine Article. March 16, 2019.
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