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 on: March 29, 2018, 08:23:27 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Bruce Thomas
Ric,
I forgot to see if you might have any other notes written on the document.  If so, they might give clues as to how the person writes, composes their thoughts, etc.  If other written notes exist, could you share them so I can get a sense as to how they might help crack this word? 
Thanks,
Pat
Pat, if you click on this link https://tighar.org/smf/index.php/topic,1824.msg39755.html#msg39755, it's a 2016 post of Ric's that has a link at its end that will bring up the 3-page Air Commerce report.

 92 
 on: March 29, 2018, 03:58:32 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Pat Fontaine
Ric,
I forgot to see if you might have any other notes written on the document.  If so, they might give clues as to how the person writes, composes their thoughts, etc.  If other written notes exist, could you share them so I can get a sense as to how they might help crack this word? 
Thanks,
Pat

 93 
 on: March 29, 2018, 03:27:48 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Pat Fontaine
I can’t make out the mystery word, but I took a good look at the rest of the sentence and have these thoughts that I hope might spark something with somebody else.
Initial thoughts - (assumption that this was written by one person)
1. Note how spaced out the writing is: ‘tanks’ at the end of the first line, and ‘mfgrs’ at the end of the second.  See how much space each of these five letter words uses.  Whoever wrote this writes in a relaxed spacing of letters that suggests the mystery word might well include less (not more) letters than first meets the eye.
2. Note the spacing of ‘installed’ at the start of the second line, immediately below the ‘mystery word’.  At nine letters, it takes up about the same space as the mystery word.  From this, I believe the mystery word is nine letters long. 
3. I do not believe the mystery word is two words totaling nine letters as the gaps between the words are consistently prominent and I do not see any gaps in the mystery word to suggest it’s actually two words.
4. Note the ‘tails’ hanging down below the line of the letters ‘g’ and ‘f’ in ‘fuel’ ‘by’ ‘original’ and ‘mfgrs’.  The tails are distinct ‘fat’ loops compared to the upper strokes in ‘f’, ‘t’, and ‘d’.  I do not see any trace of a ‘fat tail’ in the first work - I don’t think there’s letter with a tail: p, g, y, etc.
5. Note the letters ‘t’ in ‘tanks’ and ‘installed’. The upper portion of the ‘t’ is a single line (not a loop), and has a distinct ‘cross’ to make the ‘t’.  The letter ‘f’ in ‘fuel’ cannot be mistaken for a ‘t’ (fat loop below); it looks like the mystery word has two ‘t’s with two letters between them.
6. Note the ‘s’ in ‘mfgrs’.  It looks similar to the small letter just prior to the second ‘t’.  ‘st’

What I think I’m looking at is a capital letter followed by two small letters then a ‘t’; one more small letter and then ‘st’.  The last three are almost nonexistent, but look to me like three small letters and a ‘d’.  Some endings that meet these criteria include: timed, tuned, but they dont’ fit with the rest of the word.
Just my two cents.  Time to feed the livestock, but I’ll get back to this after dinner.


 94 
 on: March 29, 2018, 02:57:28 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Ric Gillespie
How about "Re-installed" ?

Reinstalled fuel tanks installed by original manufacturers?  Would that make sense?  Why wouldn't you say "Fuel tanks reinstalled by original manufacturers?



 95 
 on: March 29, 2018, 02:52:30 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Bill Mangus
How about "Re-installed" ?

 96 
 on: March 29, 2018, 11:37:44 AM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Ric Gillespie
So far, I think "repositioned" comes closest because:
• I think "Re" is a good possibility for the beginning of the word.
• I think the word ends in "ed".
• The end could be "tioned".

I'm still having trouble seeing "posi" between "Re" and "tioned".

In the original July 19 inspection when Lockheed applied for an Experimental license, the plane had seven fuselage tanks; 2 @ 118 gallons, 3 @ 149 gallons, 1@ 70 gallons, and 1 @51 gallons.  In the November 27 inspection there are only six fuselage tanks.  The 51 gallon tank is not there.

We don't have a photo or diagram that shows all of the seven original fuselage tanks in place so we don't really know where the 51 gallon tank was located, but it's entirely possible that removing the 51 gallon tank meant that the other fuselage tanks had to be "repositioned."

One interesting tidbit that comes from all this is that the fuselage tanks were apparently not manufactured by Lockheed.  Thats new information.

 97 
 on: March 29, 2018, 08:29:13 AM 
Started by Randy Jacobson - Last post by Ric Gillespie
Any idea where the microphone was?  Left, center, right?

Not sure, but it's a small cockpit and the mic cord was fairly long, so I would think the mic would be easily usable from either seat.

  AE was the only one who transmitted.  Could Fred have done so if he wished?

 
Did they both have headsets?

I don't know for sure, but I doubt it.  There was no planned need for Fred to use the radio.

If Fred had the tuning responsibilities, could he have mucked up the receiver settings?

I'm quite sure that Fred did not have tuning responsibilities.  The pilot could easily reach across and use the receiver and transmitter remotes.  Could Fred have fiddled with the settings and mucked them up?  Sure.

You have the right to remain silent.

A right some would say I should more often exercise.

 98 
 on: March 29, 2018, 07:56:24 AM 
Started by Randy Jacobson - Last post by Martin X. Moleski, SJ
It was, but it was removed before the aircraft left Miami on the second world flight attempt.  See "The Miami Cockpit Photo"

We didn't figure that out until after the Harney Drawings were done.

OK.

Any idea where the microphone was?  Left, center, right?  AE was the only one who transmitted.  Could Fred have done so if he wished?  Did they both have headsets?

If Fred had the tuning responsibilities, could he have mucked up the receiver settings?

You have the right to remain silent.  There must have been answers to these questions when the flight got lost.  Answering them will not change the search strategy.  It's just idle curiosity.

 99 
 on: March 29, 2018, 07:39:53 AM 
Started by Randy Jacobson - Last post by Ric Gillespie
Isn't the box to the left of the eyebrow panel part of the DF setup?

It was, but it was removed before the aircraft left Miami on the second world flight attempt.  See "The Miami Cockpit Photo"

We didn't figure that out until after the Harney Drawings were done.

 100 
 on: March 28, 2018, 09:01:34 PM 
Started by Randy Jacobson - Last post by Martin X. Moleski, SJ
The controls for the transmitter and receiver were on the "knee panel" at the base of the instrument panel on the copilot side.
The knob for manually rotating the loop was on the ceiling of the cockpit roughly in the middle between pilot and copilot.


Isn't the box to the left of the eyebrow panel part of the DF setup?


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