T-Rex Fuel Tank Chameleon with Eventide ‘Factors’.

September 4, 2010


www.t-rex-effects.com Are you looking for an alternative to the rather wall-wart that ships with the Eventide ‘Factors’? Then the T-Rex Fuel Tank Chameleon may be the answer to your prayers. Featuring four different Voltage options, the Chameleon can handle just about any powering problem thrown at it. Including, as you will see, the Eventides. DISCLAIMER None of this advice, demonstration or opinion is sanctioned (to my knowledge) by Eventide. This is purely the results of my own experimentation and that of others in the pedal community. Eventide cannot and will not be held responsible for any damage that may occur due to the misuse or disregard of their own recommended power supplies. Nor will Brett Kingman be held responsible. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. However, the following is quoted from Eventide’s own FAQ pages: “What are its specs? 5.5 x 2.5mm barrel, tip positive.TimeFactor can operate from a 5W power source that supplies regulated 9 to 12VDC max. The minimum required power ranges from a maximum of 4.5W at power up (all LEDs lit) to about 3.6W in normal operation depending on how many LEDs are lit. For a regulated 12VDC, the current requirement is 380mA at power up and 300mA in normal operation. Do not use unregulated 12V. For a regulated 9VDC, the current requirement is 500 mA at power up and 400mA in normal operation.” Providence cables were used for this video exclusively where appropriate. The guitar used was an ESP Custom Shop Stef-T7. The amp used was a Laney

Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 FAA Recreation Safety Film

December 8, 2009

Video Courtesy: FAA via Lessons Learned From Transport Airplane Accidents

http://accidents-ll.faa.gov/ll_main.cfm?TabID=1&LLID=8

Eastern Airlines Flight 401 crashed into the Florida Everglades while on approach to Miami International Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the crash was the result of an inadvertent autopilot disconnection that went unnoticed by the flightcrew as they were attempting to correct an unsafe landing gear position indication. The NTSB determined that the uncommanded descent into the Everglades was the result of the flightcrew’s failure to monitor the airplane’s flight path and an improper division of duties on the flight deck while troubleshooting an anomalous system indication. Of the 163 persons on board 112 were killed in the crash. This accident was one of the precipitating accidents leading to the development and industry-wide adoption of flightcrew resource management philosophies and training.

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