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    • AMPTestFE
      Blade angle
      By AMPTestFE · Posted
      I would have guessed around 60 degrees looking at the pictures.
    • rc johnson
      Blade angle
      By rc johnson · Posted
      Borrowing this from Alan Baker's site. Looks like cuffed angle = cruise angle.
    • Sonny
      Cowboy In A Gay Bar
      By Sonny · Posted
      A cowboy walks into a bar and two steps in, he realizes it's a gay bar. But decides, what the heck," as he says to himself. I really need a drink." When the gay waiter approaches, he says to the cowboy, What's the name of your penis?"

      The cowboy says, "Look, I'm not Into any of that. All I want is a drink."

      The gay waiter says, " I'm sorry but I can't serve you until you tell me the name of your penis. Mine for instance is called Nike, for the slogan 'Just Do It'. That guy down at the end of the Bar calls his Snickers, because it really Satisfies."

      The cowboy looks dumbfounded so the bartender tells him he'll give him a second to think it over.

      The cowboy turns to the man drinking a beer and sitting to his left and asks, "Hey bud, what's the name of yours?"

      The man looks back and says with a smile "TIMEX."

      The thirsty cowboy asks, "Why Timex?"

      The fella proudly replies, "Cause it takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin!"

      A little shaken, the cowboy turns to two fella's on his right, who happens to be sharing a fruity Margarita and asks, "So, What do you guys call yours?"

      The first man turns to him and proudly exclaims, "FORD, because Quality is Job One. "Then he adds, "Have you driven a Ford Lately?"

      The guy next to him then says, "I call mine CHEVY....Like a Rock!" And gives a wink.

      Even more shaken by all this the Cowboy has to think for a moment before he comes up with a name for his manhood. Finally, he turns to the bartender and exclaims, "The name of my penis is SECRET. Now give me a damn beer."

      The bartender brings a beer and as he begins to pour it he turns to the cowboy with a puzzled look and asks, "Why Secret?"

      The cowboy says, Because it's STRONG ENOUGH FOR A MAN BUT MADE FOR A WOMAN!"
    • tinyclark
      Blade angle
      By tinyclark · Posted
      That's why I was an avionics guys.  
    • tinyclark
      Flap Angles
      By tinyclark · Posted
      Good point. I don't have access to any working C-130s anymore.
    • Railrunner130
      Six Hercs against Zika
      By Railrunner130 · Posted
      I'm not entirely sure about that. I think when people are briefed about parts shortages, the meaning of that statement is often in reference to gauges. However, I do remember reading a story a while back about how a USMC Herk where had to pick up an elevator (I think) from the factory and min turn to get the part to Afghanistan because one of their Js had been hit by a forklift. I just went looking for the article and found nothing. I think the article might have been a Lockheed press release.  Anyhow, if this is true, it would suggest that more parts than we realize have been redesigned over the course of the airplane's production life. 
    • BRlang
      Hearing loss and rigging in ears experience with VA
      By BRlang · Posted
      Thanks, Jack. Any chance you remember the weeks she was there. I can go back through my flight records and start to zero in on the Tail number and date...
    • rc johnson
      Blade angle
      By rc johnson · Posted
    • pjvr99
      Blade angle
      By pjvr99 · Posted
      75 - 80° by the look of it. common stopping position after feather shut-down
    • rc johnson
      Blade angle
      By rc johnson · Posted
      Different view of 1 and 2. Same location.
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