Place of manufacture for DEC equipment?

Sean Caron scaron at
Tue May 5 09:21:41 CDT 2015

They probably sent it back out the door as an academic donation, LOL. :O



On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 10:08 AM, Jonathan Katz <jon at> wrote:

> On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 3:16 PM, Paul Koning <paulkoning at>
> wrote:
> >
> > There’s a story (possibly true) about an RP03 that was being air-shipped
> > from Boston airport.  The pallet was not properly strapped down, so when
> > the plane applied takeoff power, the plane started moving but the RP03
> > stayed in place.  It exited through the rear fuselage and landed on the
> > tarmac, bending the corner of the frame quite a lot.
> >
> > It was taken back to Maynard for inspection.  The local techs put a
> couple
> > of bricks under the bent corner and applied power.  The drive worked
> fine.
> >
> I spent about 20 minutes combing through the NTSB daatbase to try and find
> the aviation incident but came up null. But there are similar stories of
> Sun "big iron" being tipped poorly (specifically an SF15k) which "fell" and
> went back to Sun. Placed into a lab it started right up without issue. I
> believe it become one of the systems used for Sun Education/training
> classes.

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