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sheila o
(bumpass) - F

Locale: The Far Left Coast? : /
and we thought we knew all the uses of duct tape on 02/07/2010 10:15:51 MST Print View

Hope this comes through. Not sure if this is the best place to post either. Looks like this is true. Enjoy.
http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=52677

jeremy duncan
(jeremyduncan) - F

Locale: Midwest
duct tape plane on 02/07/2010 17:26:21 MST Print View

I'm sure duct tape in that amount would hold for awhile. I am skeptical, however, of why they would have so much on hand. Seems like cheaper, easier ways to fix a plane, unless you happened to be carrying a s**tload of duct tape for some reason.

Here are some clips from the Mythbusters episode where they test duct tape's strength.
http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/mythbusters-duct-tape/

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: duct tape plane on 02/07/2010 20:04:23 MST Print View

"I am skeptical, however, of why they would have so much on hand."

They didn't. Says early on that they had it delivered.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Limited only by the imagination on 02/10/2010 08:33:25 MST Print View

If only poor Icarus had duct tape rather than wax and feathers :)

Good job on the plane-- enough to get it back to a facility for a proper repair. Those planes are mostly fabric covered, so the duct tape is reasonable (although heavy). Good case for an electric fence!