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Posted: 3/24/2006 7:11:08 PM EDT
They're gonna show the FN factory and the making of M16's
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 7:33:05 PM EDT
bump
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 7:48:14 PM EDT
Sure wish I could get one of those for what the gov. pays.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:01:46 PM EDT
Host is kind of a douche.

bd
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:10:11 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:11:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2006 8:11:43 PM EDT by twonami]
I wouldn't mind having a few of those jigs and fixtures at the FN assembly plant
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 4:17:38 AM EDT
I watched it, interesting how they make the M16's. I'm guessing the CNC machines engraves the rollmarks as well as serial numbers on the lowers
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 1:18:06 PM EDT
the host is a joke. he seems completely confused in the shows.

"wow this is the barrel wow"
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 1:27:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Journier:
the host is a joke. he seems completely confused in the shows.

"wow this is the barrel wow"



I could be mistaken, but there was one guy on Tech stuff that was a fighter pilot. I think that was him.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 2:16:52 PM EDT
yep, he is former military
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 2:20:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By swiseuf:
yep, he is former military




Is he former Air Force, though? That would explain it. He would be up on all the AF high tech gadgetry, but a little bit lost in the world of the 11B.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 2:21:58 PM EDT
anyone know where i can download it from?
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 2:29:12 PM EDT
the guy on the GI Factory show is different than that other guy, who did Tactical to Practical, and was a complete douche...
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 2:30:28 PM EDT
He is about a fucking nerd.


I think Hunter Ellis from the History Channel would offer a manlier host. He portrays a much more knowledgable presence as well.

Link Posted: 3/25/2006 2:32:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:

Originally Posted By swiseuf:
yep, he is former military




Is he former Air Force, though? That would explain it. He would be up on all the AF high tech gadgetry, but a little bit lost in the world of the 11B.



If it's Ellis what's-his-face, he's a former Navy F/A-18 pilot, as he says every 3.5 minutes.
He lives up to the old joke;

"How can you tell if a Navy pilot is in the room?"

"Don't worry. He'll tell you."
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 5:07:06 PM EDT
so when is htis on??
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 5:13:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:

If it's Ellis what's-his-face, he's a former Navy F/A-18 pilot, as he says every 3.5 minutes.
He lives up to the old joke;

"How can you tell if a Navy pilot is in the room?"

"Don't worry. He'll tell you."



How many Navy pilots does it take to change a lightbulb?

One. He holds it up and the world revolves around him.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 10:44:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 8:43:12 AM EDT by REDHORSE]
GI Factory - Up-Armored HMMWV (41.5 Mb)

rapidshare.de/files/16527819/GI_Factory_S01EP01_Part1of3.wmv.html

Video stutters very slightly and the audio is out of sync a little. It's still watchable.


Instructions on how to d/l video from RapidShare:

* Click the [FREE] button (bottom of chart, right column)
* Next screen wait for the counter to reach ZERO
* Enter the 3 letter password
* Click [Download from Net-Mirror 'xxxxxxx'] button
* Save file onto your Hard drive
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 12:11:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:41:39 AM EDT
thanks redhorse.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 5:04:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By REDHORSE:
GI Factory - Up-Armored HMMWV (41.5 Mb)

rapidshare.de/files/16527819/GI_Factory_S01EP01_Part1of3.wmv.html

Video stutters very slightly and the audio is out of sync a little. It's still watchable.


Please provide a direct visit the link address!
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 6:38:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tiengulden:

Originally Posted By REDHORSE:
GI Factory - Up-Armored HMMWV (41.5 Mb)

rapidshare.de/files/16527819/GI_Factory_S01EP01_Part1of3.wmv.html

Video stutters very slightly and the audio is out of sync a little. It's still watchable.


Please provide a direct visit the link address!


click the free button
next screen wait for the count to reach zero
then enter letters
than click eneter and save to computer
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 6:42:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 7:09:07 AM EDT
Downloading right now. Thanks, Redhorse!!
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 7:31:04 AM EDT
what I found interesting is that 1. they QC the trigger by dry firing the lower w/o the upper. They DID let the hammer hit the lower every time :( 2. did you see the groups that the "machine" was getting --horrible! Guy says that they are 4moa out of the box. that sucks.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:34:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoosier52:
what I found interesting is that 1. they QC the trigger by dry firing the lower w/o the upper. They DID let the hammer hit the lower every time :( 2. did you see the groups that the "machine" was getting --horrible! Guy says that they are 4moa out of the box. that sucks.



The hosts is not exactly skilled as a TV show hosts, it's a new gig for him. I'm sure he'll get better as the show goes on...

He probably meant to say the M16s must meet the military specification to pass (a maximum of 4" MOA). I was also kinda surprised at that high of a number.

When they were testing the accuracy, the TV monitors shows the groupings. It looked like the TV screen is zoomed in, so it's easier for them to see the groupings. I think the outside circle was 4 MOA on the TV screen, so the accuracy was probably between 1-2 MOA from the looks of the one they tested? The circle is harder to see in this poor quality video, but on the raw video it's easier to see.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 10:26:41 PM EDT
Did anyone record GI Factory - Episode #2 (Friday 3/31)?

I forgot about it. Still no torrents of the first two episodes.


Episode 3 -
Friday (4/7) 20:00/ 23:00 & Saturday (4/8) 03:00

Kelly heads to the Phiilly plant where workers craft the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Then we visit Northrop Grumman in Tennessee, where Kelly sees the Andros F6A, a bomb sniffing robot. Last, Kelly boards a helicopter and test fires the M134D Mini Gun.

Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:59:36 PM EDT
Where is part 3?? Jeff
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:21:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 7:24:15 PM EDT by REDHORSE]

Originally Posted By G-lock:
Where is part 3?? Jeff



Part 3 of Episode #1 wasn't recorded on the VCR. Someone accidently changed the channel in the living room, while I was recording it. It will have to wait until they replay the episode.

I had completely forgotton about EP#2, missed it completely.


Episode #3

It airs tomorrow Friday @ 20:00 & 23:00.

Saturday @ 03:00.

military.discovery.com/tvlistings/series.jsp?series=114829&gid=0&channel=MIL&clik=fsmain_ticker
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:37:14 PM EDT
½ hour Warning for the US East coasters. The 3rd episode of GI Factroy is about to start.

CH-47
Minigun

Military Channel (Cable premium channel)
Friday
8:00 PM & 11:00 PM

get your VCRs/Tivo ready.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 8:11:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 8:20:28 PM EDT by JosephR]
What's with the secrecy of the Minigun factory? It's Dillon Aero:







Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:19:22 AM EDT
I wondered that myself. I thought the cloak and dagger stuff with "Mr. Smith"
was kinda silly.

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:30:01 AM EDT
So was Mr. Smith really Mr Dillion?

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:42:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jvm:

Originally Posted By Journier:
the host is a joke. he seems completely confused in the shows.

"wow this is the barrel wow"



I could be mistaken, but there was one guy on Tech stuff that was a fighter pilot. I think that was him.



The host was the winner of Apprentice a few years ago.

Bio
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:58:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sd_Kfz_182:
So was Mr. Smith really Mr Dillion?




Yes
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:30:22 AM EDT
This kelly seems younger than the kelly in the pictures of the Apprentice.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:04:05 PM EDT
The host is a West Point graduate, it was mentioned in the first episode. I assume he served in the Army after graduation. He makes occasional references to having used this or that back when he was in the service. I agree though, he does come across as more nerdy than military.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:47:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JosephR:
What's with the secrecy of the Minigun factory? It's Dillon Aero:

www.pipersprecisionproducts.com/images/Paul@DillonAero.jpg

www.pipersprecisionproducts.com/MinigunFlashHiders.jpg

www.pipersprecisionproducts.com/DillonAero1.jpg



my guess is to keep the anti's from protesting them?
Maybe they use the military channel as a source of info rather than the internet because if it's on TV it must be true!
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:54:36 PM EDT
That trait is what got Hunter Ellis voted off Survivor first also.

Dennis Jenkins



Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:

Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:

Originally Posted By swiseuf:
yep, he is former military




Is he former Air Force, though? That would explain it. He would be up on all the AF high tech gadgetry, but a little bit lost in the world of the 11B.



If it's Ellis what's-his-face, he's a former Navy F/A-18 pilot, as he says every 3.5 minutes.
He lives up to the old joke;

"How can you tell if a Navy pilot is in the room?"

"Don't worry. He'll tell you."

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:01:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 2:02:08 PM EDT by JosephR]
hunter ellis was on survivor?

I saw all but the first season. Who else was on his season?
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:47:37 AM EDT
it the 1 sceen, as the host is walking, you can see a Dillon sign in the backround..
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