Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pit crew FAIL!

I'm sure we've all seen video of motor-racing pit crews changing tires, refueling cars, and so on. Their speed and dexterity are sometimes pretty amazing, as in this clip of a training session.

Unfortunately, not all pit crews are so conscientious . . .



BillH said...

Can we pray that it's a metaphor for The One's "First Hunnert Days"?

Carteach0 said...

There was no pit crew involved here, but likely only one young man with no understanding of force, torque, tensile strength, or g-force.

In other words, he bolted on Da Shiny rims with Da Wrong Nuts and Dey's fell off.

He should have taken my class (g).

Old NFO said...

Ouch... I feel his pain... That's what torque wrenches are for :-)

reflectoscope said...

I tried one time to explain on a car forum how to use a box-end wrench and a fish scale to torque a bolt. I think I would have been better off explaining it to my cat.

Also, the pit crews that do it well are very impressive indeed.