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    • n1dp
      Battery Relay
      By n1dp · Posted
      There are a few get home tricks, such as jumpering ISO DC power to the battery relay to get it to close and flow current to the BATT Bus and battery, but it still leaves you with a possible bad battery. Is it lead acid or NiCad? Lead acid you can mess with, Nicad are less forgiving. Are there other batteries available at the location with the same connector, even if a smaller amp hour rating? How far away from a replacement battery are you? Are you allowed a daylight VFR ferry flight with a suspect, but recharged battery? Without a strong external DC power unit, you will not have enough current to start your GTC/APU. Constant voltage charging (the aircraft) is the least desirable method of charging either Lead Acid or Nicad, but it can work. Another question, did this battery just up and fail, or did someone (like me once) leave the DC volt meter in BATT all night? A revived battery from an accidental discharge means it will be more reliable if recharged in the field off of the aircraft/ground power unit. Do you have external power available? If not, unless you can charge the battery on a bench somewhere or get a local replacement, you are stuck until you can ship in a proper replacement.   Sorry about the rambling.
    • hehe
      Battery Relay
      By hehe · Posted
      Not sure what model you have or what avionics suite but.....does your aircraft have two batteries? Most US models have a main utility battery and a second avionics battery (usually called SCNS battery). If you have two, swap them to get a good battery in main location.  Are you having issues with voltage on both batteries?
    • nascarpop
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    • NATOPS1
      Battery Relay
      By NATOPS1 · Posted
      The BATbus is powered as soon as you connect the BAT in your case it would be powered at 7 VDC that value in NOT high enough to energize the BAT relay which will result in the BAT BUS remaining at 7 VDC even if you connect EXT power and get 28VDC on the Main, Ess and Iso DC BUS. The Volt meter will read 28 for the Main and Ess but if you select BAT it will read 7VDC and the BAT will not charge because it is NOT connected to the Iso DC through the BAT relay. EXT DC will not charge the BAT in your case either as the ground that controls the BAT relay is open to apply EXT DC to the Main DC        The BAT relay 
    • Sonny
      Happy Birthday Mt.crewchief
      By Sonny · Posted
      That's great news. All is well here. Thanks for asking. Sonny
    • Sonny
      Blind Date
      By Sonny · Posted
      I had a blind date last night but before it I was worried what to do if she was really unattractive. My friend told me not to worry as there’s an app for just that situation. It’s called “Mom Are You Ok” and it schedules your phone to ring just after you meet your date. If you like her, you just ignore your phone. If you want to cut short the date, you answer with, “Mom? What’s the matter? Are you okay?” It works every time, no worries. So anyway, I knocked on the girl’s door and it turns out I needn’t have worried at all. She was absolutely gorgeous and stunning! But just when I was about to speak to her, her phone rang. She answered it and said, “Mom? What’s the matter? Are you okay?”
    • munirabbasi
      Battery Relay
      By munirabbasi · Posted
      Battery relay is energised only when battery voltage on load > 15V once ,it is energised ,battery bus bar is tieup with isolated DC bus, battery will charge but it can damage to battery(Overheating) when selected long period of time ,when battery relay is once energised, the holding circuit of the  relay is completed and battery bus is remain hot  even invent of the battery to maintain battery services ready. Regards Munir Abbasi
    • pjvr99
      Battery Relay
      By pjvr99 · Posted
      At 7 volts it sounds like you may have one or more dead cells, in which case no charging would take place, even if the relay did close.
    • Sharon (Gaines) Worley
      Dyess 130 crash in Turkey circa 1980
      By Sharon (Gaines) Worley · Posted
      Mar 14, 1980 Joseph and Paul Johnson sons of MSgt Joe Johnson and Wife Maria, a beautiful and close family were all friends of mine. Joseph and Paul were members of the band. My husband at the time worked with MSgt Johnson in the hospital at Incirlik. MSgt Johnson was the 1st Sgt. In 1984 we visited the Johnsons at their home in Spain. Please contact me if you have any information about the Johnson family.  Such a terrible loss. 
    • Mt.crewchief
      Veterans Choice Discussion---anybody?
      By Mt.crewchief · Posted
      I have had a lot of experience with Veterans Choice and I wonder if any of you have. Between the VA and Veterans Choice how have things gone for you? I think it would be interesting to see if thing are different all over the country. I think we would be surprised that there is anything we have in common in how things are handled. Let's compare notes, Ken
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    USAF 16 SOS AC-130E 69-6571, c/n 4345 shot down over the Ho Chi Minh trail, Laos. It was the second AC-130 lost in three days, and the first E-model gunship lost.   View Aircraft Profile(s): 4345
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  •  Date LPN Model Status Reg: Owner/Operator Command Division Wing Group Squadron Flight Location
    2017-09-24 5295 C-130H act 91-9142   USAF 908 AW
    Name: War Eagle
    2017-03-XX 4982 C-130H i/a 82-0061   USAF Wright Patterson AFB, OH
    Note: to become an aerovac trainer.
    2017-02-XX 5083 C-130H act 85-0040   USAF AAFRES 357 AS
    Name: War Eagle. Unsure of when the aircraft received the name.
    2017-02-XX 5265 MC-130H des 90-0161   USAF AMARC
    Note: Aircraft remains departed AMARC. Disposition unknown.
    2017-02-XX 5807 C-130J-30 act 14-5807   USAF PACAF 36 AS Yokota AB, Japan
    2017-02-27 5804 C-130J-30 act 14-5804   USAF AETC 314 AW 62 AS Little Rock AFB, AR
    Delivered: Delivered to Little Rock AFB. Little Rock's final C-130J delivery.
    2017-02-27 4718 C-130H i/a 74-2131   USAF Scott AFB, IL
    Note: The C-130H FuT provides a controlled environment where personnel can schedule realistic, high-fidelity task training and mission simulation, ensuring that AE crew and ground support personnel remain proficient in providing high quality and reliable patient transport.
    2017-02-24 5089 C-130H wfu 85-0042   AMARG Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
    2017-02-14 5079 C-130H wfu 85-0038   AMARG Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
    2017-02-09 5818 LM-100J pro   Lockheed LMA Marietta, GA
    Note: Roll-out from production facility (B-1)