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  1. tspear

    lawsuit in Philly

    Could be, I am not an MBA. :-D Tim
  2. tspear

    GPU Mishap

    That would be funny to watch. Ever think of trying for Circ Du Solei? Tim (could not resist)
  3. tspear

    lawsuit in Philly

    Back-sourcing is bring something back which was out-sourced. In-sourcing is the generic to bring a function into the company which was not previously done by the company. Recent example is Tesla and the auto-pilot. They originally bought a third party system and then brought it in house; effectively in-sourcing. Near-shoring is moving a function back near a primary location; usually within the same country and withing a few time-zones. Off-shoring is moving a function to another country, usually driven by cost. Most people use in-sourcing and back-sourcing interchangeably. Only an MBA would actually care about the difference. Tim (not an MBA, but I have worked with enough of them)
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    GPU Mishap

    Curious, why would you consider jumping the plane and flying? Especially if there is potential bad weather? I would pull the battery, charge it and make sure it holds a charge before I consider flying with a questionable battery. I have had electrical failures in flight, and running on battery was not pleasant. I would not want to think how bad it could have been if my battery was questionable. And lead acid batteries, when you drain them fully are often wrecked... Tim
  5. Tommy, Based on your opening I made the assumption you sent to a specific individual. A week to reply is rather poor. I am fine with the response, just not the response time. Tim Sent from my LG-TP260 using Tapatalk
  6. When I had a Cirrus with the Avidyne Entegra display, I had a few issues. I got call backs, and email service within a hour during business hours if I sent to the general system. If I emailed the product engineer who sometimes poked his head into the Avidyne forums, an answer could take a week or two. Since I have built software and software companies; I have hired, defined processes, purchased infrastructure, and all the other myriad tools required. I know what it takes, and I know when a customer takes an end run on it, that service times can drop dramatically. Never forget with Whelen, YOU are the customer. With Avidyne, the dealer is the customer, not you. Tim
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    Cleaning the engine

    It allowed me to identify a new oil leak was in the bottom part of the case, and was not being burned off, sent out a breather hose... Tim Sent from my LG-TP260 using Tapatalk
  8. Unless you send to a specifically monitored support email inbox; slow response is a gamble you take and should expect. People do take vacations, they can also be traveling for work and unable to reply. I also think the support engineer gave the correct response, he is not authorized to make such calls. And he said so, at the same time he provided a viable way to solve the problem. Would you prefer that the support staff spin the situation? Or be like Garmin, "call a dealer" is the only answer? Tim
  9. tspear

    lawsuit in Philly

    Not in a Mooney, but I resemble that remark in my last plane..... And to think I am contemplating it again.... Tim
  10. tspear

    lawsuit in Philly

    No, I am pretty sure common sense died even further back in history. Tim
  11. tspear

    lawsuit in Philly

    Well, actually it depends on the kind of tea. This is going on memory: Black actually the water should be "boiling" which means it is close to 210 with a little residual hitting the magical boiling point temp. Green tea should be close to 190. White tea is close to 170. All of which comes back to the old lesson; black tea to bring to the kettle, green tea you bring the kettle to the tea, white tea you bring the kettle to serving tray and pour there. Coffee has the same kinds of rules, but since I do not drink coffee, I do not know them. Tim
  12. tspear

    lawsuit in Philly

    The problem is the cost of defense ads to the bill for everyone. Not only is the prosecution spending money, so is the defense. Tim
  13. tspear

    lawsuit in Philly

    Kinda funny, a thread started on POA about lawsuits: https://www.pilotsofamerica.com/community/threads/stella-awards.111529/ Tim
  14. tspear

    lawsuit in Philly

    Actually, I did read the published case documents when it was in court, but not the appeal. I have a lot of lawyers and teachers in the extended family and it was a regular discussion topic. Tim