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    1. twebb

      twebb New Member

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      Hi, my name is Ted Webb and a ‘new guy’ on the forum! I am a retired avionics engineer involved with the F-111 (aircraft) Terrain Following Radar (TFR) for many years. The F-111 went the way of the buggy whip and so did my career. Can’t complain though, it was a great ride!

      I was raised in Ft Worth Texas and employed by Texas Instruments/Raytheon for most of my career. Late in my career I worked for Boeing Australia. I came to Australia in 1995 to provide technical support for the F-111 TFR until it was withdrawn from service here (in Australia) around 2011. At that time I officially retired. We live on a small farm in Southeast Queensland about 12 miles from the nearest loaf of bread.

      Even though my career was in avionics, I have always been interested in ‘mechanical things’ and have often quipped “I’m just a frustrated mechanical engineerâ€. I have no mechanical engineering training, but on the farm I often find ‘problems’ which I think has a ‘mechanical solution’. I lack the mechanical engineering skill set to develop those solutions! But, I’m anxious to learn!

      I’m a ‘Jack of some trades, master of none’ type guy. I have experience in robotics, welding/fabrication, machining, CAD, small engine repair and whatever it takes to keep the farm running!

      My two current projects are modifying an old ride on lawn mower to a ‘fence mower’ (to mow under the bottom strand of a barb-wire fence) and build a belt driven trommel to tumble dry horse pee soaked saw dust.
      I will definitely be using the forum to gain insight in belt drive design!!
       
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    3. jatin

      jatin New Member

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      hello

      Well, tedd, you sound like an experienced man, who has worked in some dream companies of many people! Great man!!
       
    4. tomwuofjizu

      tomwuofjizu New Member

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      Welcome, Ted. I am also a fresh fihs in this great pool. Another similar to you is that I just end my career by last month. The difference is that you are much seniorer that me. :)

      My next task is building a new company and help our customers to sourcing parts from China. I choosed a hard way, but I will go on anyway.
       

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