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Random Griz Aviation Musings

mad dog

“kung fu grip”
pilot
Contributor
Sort of aviation musing related since I’m currently at the CVG airport…had to take a pic of this almighty robotic buffer contraption…having flashbacks to AOCS [1986] where I was usually manually buffing the decks due to ridiculously high levels of demerits/EMI. This contraption would have made the EMI much more tolerable…

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LATE ENTRY: For the record, yes, I did conduct a quick experiment with the robotic buffer contraption pictured above. The experiment was to see if it would stop if its path was interrupted by something…and yes, it did stop when I walked in front of it…pretty freaking impressive…AND…it actually does a pretty good job regarding buffing…almost to “AOCS shine” standards…BUT…it doesn’t have the ability to put “smiles” on the deck. Fellow AOCS alums will know what “smiles” are.
 

Griz882

Livin' On the Right Side of the River From Pags!
pilot
Contributor
Sort of aviation musing related since I’m currently at the CVG airport…had to take a pic of this almighty robotic buffer contraption…having flashbacks to AOCS [1986] where I was usually manually buffing the decks due to ridiculously high levels of demerits/EMI. This contraption would have made the EMI much more tolerable…

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LATE ENTRY: For the record, yes, I did conduct a quick experiment with the robotic buffer contraption pictured above. The experiment was to see if it would stop if its path was interrupted by something…and yes, it did stop when I walked in front of it…pretty freaking impressive…AND…it actually does a pretty good job regarding buffing…almost to “AOCS shine” standards…BUT…it doesn’t have the ability to put “smiles” on the deck. Fellow AOCS alums will know what “smiles” are.
On that little screen there should be a D.I. screaming..."You call that a shine?"

Also, did you try to sit on it to see if it would spin you around?
 

Pags

Positive Void Coefficient
pilot
Sort of aviation musing related since I’m currently at the CVG airport…had to take a pic of this almighty robotic buffer contraption…having flashbacks to AOCS [1986] where I was usually manually buffing the decks due to ridiculously high levels of demerits/EMI. This contraption would have made the EMI much more tolerable…

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LATE ENTRY: For the record, yes, I did conduct a quick experiment with the robotic buffer contraption pictured above. The experiment was to see if it would stop if its path was interrupted by something…and yes, it did stop when I walked in front of it…pretty freaking impressive…AND…it actually does a pretty good job regarding buffing…almost to “AOCS shine” standards…BUT…it doesn’t have the ability to put “smiles” on the deck. Fellow AOCS alums will know what “smiles” are.
I'm assuming appropriately placed obstacles would force it to miss areas.
 

mad dog

“kung fu grip”
pilot
Contributor
I'm assuming appropriately placed obstacles would force it to miss areas.
That’s probably a valid assumption…AND I would’ve experimented with that…BUT I was already getting funny looks from the local citizenry for disrupting its course. Little did they know that I had several weeks of academy training regarding manual deck buffing and that testing the robot was in order.
 

mad dog

“kung fu grip”
pilot
Contributor
I'm assuming appropriately placed obstacles would force it to miss areas.
OK…I thought about what I had done earlier when I stepped in front of the robot and the robot stopped. From what I remember, it remained stopped and did not proceed until I was clear of its path. I remained in its path for about 15 seconds. When it did proceed, it proceeded on its same path that it was doing previously…so now I’m thinking that it won’t miss any areas.

Gee whiz…I’ve got a trig midterm tomorrow and I can’t believe I’m still posting about this ridiculous [but sort of cool] contraption.
 

Pags

Positive Void Coefficient
pilot
OK…I thought about what I had done earlier when I stepped in front of the robot and the robot stopped. From what I remember, it remained stopped and did not proceed until I was clear of its path. I remained in its path for about 15 seconds. When it did proceed, it proceeded on its same path that it was doing previously…so now I’m thinking that it won’t miss any areas.

Gee whiz…I’ve got a trig midterm tomorrow and I can’t believe I’m still posting about this ridiculous [but sort of cool] contraption.
A trig midterm? SOHCAHTOA.
 

jmcquate

Well-Known Member
Contributor
Sort of aviation musing related since I’m currently at the CVG airport…had to take a pic of this almighty robotic buffer contraption…having flashbacks to AOCS [1986] where I was usually manually buffing the decks due to ridiculously high levels of demerits/EMI. This contraption would have made the EMI much more tolerable…

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LATE ENTRY: For the record, yes, I did conduct a quick experiment with the robotic buffer contraption pictured above. The experiment was to see if it would stop if its path was interrupted by something…and yes, it did stop when I walked in front of it…pretty freaking impressive…AND…it actually does a pretty good job regarding buffing…almost to “AOCS shine” standards…BUT…it doesn’t have the ability to put “smiles” on the deck. Fellow AOCS alums will know what “smiles” are.
Reminds me of a 1980's vintage automated office mail delivery contraption that was in the DLA HQ complex. One of them made a few cameos in "The Americans" delivering mail at the FBI offices.
 
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