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    Default Tools that need to be upgraded

    I am currently in college taking aviation management. One of my reports is to find a hand tool used by an aviation mechanic and how it could be upgraded. I'd like to get some input from any mechanics on tools they think could be upgraded to work better. Any tools that are necessary but may be a pain to use. Any info is appreciated. Thanks

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    This sounds fishy to me, more like a company looking for free ideas

    lol

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    lol, no. I'm actually taking a class and that's what my report is on. This is the question that is actually asked:
    1.3 Project: Hand Tools in Aviation

    Submit Assignment
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    Points 10
    Submitting a file upload





    Project: Hand Tools in Aviation

    Hand Tools in Aviation

    Choose a hand tool that is used in aviation. It can be one that is used by mechanics, pilots, or anyone else involved in aviation. Take a picture of the hand tool (or draw it). Then write a 300+ word paper about how you would redesign that tool to better improve the human-machine interaction. Explain what your changes would be and why you would make them. Finally, include a drawing of the new design.
    •APA format, 12-point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins
    •Due by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ET
    •Submission method: submit via Turnitin

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckwagon1971 View Post
    lol, no. I'm actually taking a class and that's what my report is on. This is the question that is actually asked:
    1.3 Project: Hand Tools in Aviation

    Submit Assignment
    Due Sunday by 11:59pm
    Points 10
    Submitting a file upload





    Project: Hand Tools in Aviation

    Hand Tools in Aviation

    Choose a hand tool that is used in aviation. It can be one that is used by mechanics, pilots, or anyone else involved in aviation. Take a picture of the hand tool (or draw it). Then write a 300+ word paper about how you would redesign that tool to better improve the human-machine interaction. Explain what your changes would be and why you would make them. Finally, include a drawing of the new design.
    •APA format, 12-point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins
    •Due by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ET
    •Submission method: submit via Turnitin
    Ok Sounds legit.

    Tool companies spend a ton of cash on R&D everyone's looking for the better mousetrap.
    Knipex revolutionized the channel lock pliers

    https://www.amazon.com/Knipex-860325.../dp/B000X4OG94

    Ratchets are coming along with the toothless versions, safetywire pliers haven't really been updated in awhile other than adding options like reverse. \

    Screwdrivers are simple, so yea good question. Pilots don't really carry tools.

    Gearwrench made a better mousetrap, sell a billion of their wrenches.

    I can't really think of a million dollar idea that I can publicly publish.

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    Thank you, I appreciate this. This does help. I promise i'm not looking for a million dollar idea, just a passing grade on my report. Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve340 View Post
    safetywire pliers haven't really been updated in awhile other than adding options like reverse. \
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    I would offer a needle nose Safety Wire pliers might be kind of cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnttech View Post
    I would offer a needle nose Safety Wire pliers might be kind of cool
    Agreed !



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