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Thread: Traveling Took Kit: What do you do?

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    Steve - your bag reminds me of my Dad. He was a motor mechanic for most of his working life and whenever we went on a trip (even just 20k to the beach), the first thing that was loaded in the boot (trunk) was his toolbox. He had so much "stuff" in that bloody box, he could have done a complete engine change. Contrast that with the Kiwi ag. pilot I worked with. He changed a cylinder in the field on a Chipmunk using a small shifter, a screwdriver and a hammer! When I asked why he simply said "They were all I had!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curly View Post
    Steve - your bag reminds me of my Dad. He was a motor mechanic for most of his working life and whenever we went on a trip (even just 20k to the beach), the first thing that was loaded in the boot (trunk) was his toolbox. He had so much "stuff" in that bloody box, he could have done a complete engine change. Contrast that with the Kiwi ag. pilot I worked with. He changed a cylinder in the field on a Chipmunk using a small shifter, a screwdriver and a hammer! When I asked why he simply said "They were all I had!"
    "Small shifter" aka small adjustable end wrench. I had to look that up.
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    Default Re: Traveling Took Kit: What do you do?

    I find when I carry tools to a fly in I usually end up working on someone elses airplane. If I don't carry tools I end up having to work on my own.

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    Sorry Stephen - I keep forgetting Aussie slang is a bit confusing!

    Steve - Ditto! Well remember as a kid, stopping on the side of the road and sweltered in 100 degree heat while Dad helped a fellow traveler replace a broken fan belt. Also showed him how to wind a piece of wire into a small coil and short it on the battery terminals to light a cigarette!

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    Great thread! Started slowly assembling a tool kit for the plane and ran across these lightweight wrenches from Matco.

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