6 comments for “How do engines stay attached?

  1. ASM
    June 6, 2020 at 10:45

    Oh no. Mentour Pilot. Avoid.

    • June 6, 2020 at 12:25


      • ASM
        June 7, 2020 at 08:16

        He is just one of those channels who is irritatingly everywhere.

        I have only ever knowingly watched one, maybe two, of his videos and yet there he is. Every. Time. You. Select. Anything. Aviation. Related. You. Will. Get. Mentour Pilot. Always being suggested to you. Again. Again. Again. Again. You can’t even turn the channel off, in that if you don’t sign in, you will get it recommended by default. If you are signed in, and you make the mistake of watching it, it then gets recommended to you incessantly. Anything else that you may have been looking at is blitzed away under an avalanche of stuff from that channel.

        He’s a lot like Tom Scott (“Things you may not know!”), Geoff Marshall, Linus Tech Tips, Doug De Muro, Project Farm, Wendover Productions, Taofledermaus, Scott Manley, Goonzquad (Try “Lamborghini Restoration” you will not thank me.), and Aldas, to the extent that these people clearly don’t earn a living doing anything they claim authority over, and they are not just putting out the occasional video as a hobby. “Mentour Pilot” has clearly settled upon this sideline because airline pilots have limits upon their hours.

        Eventually you realise the sheer amount of time that is being spent researching, writing, filming, editing these pieces together and more, actually adds up to more hours than you, I, or anyone else has in a normal person’s day. “Wendover Productions” is one of the worst offenders in that you can practically discern the wikipedia pages that they while away the days scraping the information off. “Curious Droid” is another.

        There is also a formula. The “opening guff” is actually part of it. He’s being paid by the minute to provide content, remember, and these minutes of filler where he rambles around really add up over the hours of content he has uploaded. It eventually gets irritating because you notice how these people always take a curiously long time in getting to the point. In this case, expect three minutes of filler and then something about a thrust bracket or a shear pin and why sticking your engines inside the wing is a bad idea if one of them shreds itself. Fantastic.

        I think the issue is that these people are professionally waffling for money, and how much of it you have to wade through in return for what you actually learned at the end of it.

    • June 6, 2020 at 12:28

      Do tell why.

      I have watched many a video of his and found them informative.

      • June 7, 2020 at 09:44

        ASM does provide context. To an aficionado, perhaps not but I find the middle bit interesting.

        I want to know why he ceased wearing the uniform. Was he told?

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