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    Dear Abby Admitted She Was At A Loss To Answer The Following! Dear Abby, A couple of women moved in across the hall from me. One is a middle-aged gym teacher and the other is a social worker in her mid twenties. These two women go everywhere together and I've never seen a man go into or leave their apartment. Do you think they could be Lebanese? Dear Abby, What can I do about all the Sex, Nudity, Fowl Language and Violence on my VCR? Dear Abby, I have a man I can't trust. He cheats so much, I'm not even sure the baby I'm carrying is his. Dear Abby, I am a twenty-three year old liberated woman who has been on the pill for two years. It's getting expensive and I think my boyfriend should share half the cost, but I don't know him well enough to discuss money with him. Dear Abby, I've suspected that my husband has been fooling around, and when confronted with the evidence, he denied everything and said it would never happen again. Dear Abby, Our son writes that he is taking Judo. Why would a boy who was raised in a good Christian home turn against his own? Dear Abby, I joined the Navy to see the world. I've seen it. Now how do I get out? Dear Abby, My forty year old son has been paying a psychiatrist $50.00 an hour every week for two and a half years. He must be crazy. Dear Abby, I was married to Bill for three months and I didn't know he drank until one night he came home sober. Dear Abby, My mother is mean and short tempered. I think she is going through mental pause. Dear Abby, You told some woman whose husband had lost all interest in sex to send him to a doctor. Well, my husband lost all interest in sex and he is a doctor. Now what do I do? Remember these people can vote!!
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  9. torque indicator cal problems

    If torquemeter stamped number is 29540 then corrected cal-A of -4000 would give corrected cal-B of 25540. Assuming ISA conditions and 72% rpm, you would be looking at 709"lb torque calculated. Setup indicator as per 1C-130H-2-77JG-00-1 77-10-04. A difference of more the 50"lb will require corresponding adjustment of the guage. A difference of 750"lb requires tm remove from service. Try my min torq calculator if I am not clear ..... Perf_PPC_v2.1.xlsx
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  12. 5311 A Hercules C130 transport aircraft of the Royal Malaysian Air Force made a successful belly landing at the airport here after experiencing a landing gear fault, the RMAF said in a statement. The aircraft made the emergency landing at 5.15pm after circling for six hours to burn off fuel, it said, adding that the pilot and crew were unhurt. A Hercules C130 transport aircraft of the Royal Malaysian Air Force made a successful belly landing at the airport here after experiencing a landing gear fault, the RMAF said in a statement. The aircraft made the emergency landing at 5.15pm after circling for six hours to burn off fuel, it said, adding that the pilot and crew were unhurt. The statement did not say what the aircraft was transporting or where it had come from. Labuan airport has been closed indefinitely. Airport manager Ahmad Fikri Samsudi told Bernama that 11 fights to and from Kota Kinabalu, Miri and Kuala Lumpur had been cancelled since 2pm. C-130H-30 M30-14 c/n 5311 View full article
  13. torque indicator cal problems

    OK I think you may have two different issues. I would start with the mechanical side and verify all blade angles (low pitch stop, ground idle, reverse, feather, flight idle) and NTS gaps (anti rotation (drive) bracket, gearbox to NTS bracket and NTS bracket to valve housing) change or disassemble and lubricate the NTS bracket. Make sure to rotate the valve housing assembly to check the drive bracket gap. Question: the aircraft flew with out accurate torque indications and NTS was checked? I caution because there is a maximum negative tq limitation during the check which I'm sure you are aware of but just wanted to make sure...
  14. In honor of National Farm Joke Day: An old farmer had a wife who nagged him non-stop. From morning until night, she was always complaining and nagging about something. The only time he got any relief was when he was out plowing with his old mule so he made sure he tried to plow as much as possible. One day, he was out plowing when his wife brought him his lunch out to the field. He drove the mule into the shade, sat down on a tree stump, and began to eat his lunch. His wife then began nagging him again. Nag, nag, nag, it just went on and on. Then suddenly, the mule lashed out with both back legs. He caught her smack in the back of the head killing her straight away. At the funeral a few days later, the minister noticed something strange. Whenever a woman mourner went to talk to the old farmer, he’d listen for a minute, then nod his head in agreement. But when a male mourner talked to him, he’d listen for a minute, then shake his head. This was so consistent, the minister decided to ask the old farmer about it. So after the funeral, he spoke to the farmer, and asked him why he nodded his head and agreed with the women, but always shook his head and disagreed with all the men. The old farmer said: “Well, the women would come up and say something about how nice my wife looked, or how pretty her dress was, so I’d nod my head in agreement.” “And what about the men?” the minister asked. “They all wanted to know if the mule was for sale.”
  15. torque indicator cal problems

    Hi first I would like to thank you for answering my question! This engine in question came from overhaul as well the torquemeter, the value from backshop is 29540, and they said to put on cal A -2340 and on cal B- 27200. As I started to calibrate the indicator with the standard value (29850), like you mentioned before, when reading the indicator it showed -800lbs torque, while trying to get positive torque reading the only values I could put on the indicator was -2600 and 27200. the indicator wouldn t go under the -2600. Changed three indicators and all showed the same. the reading was 500 lbs and could not go any higher(needed to be 700lbs). The point here is, I think the negative value for the cal A is out of standard as well the torquemeter, did the NTS check on air and did not get negative torque readings or lights on. Being talking with fleet management, and they say, all is normal according to OGMA, SA which is the back shop company. So what do you think about these values?
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    I got to work both systems at McCoy with the 55th. ARRS from January 1970 till June 71 at which time we moved to Hill AFB as the 1550 Training Wing. Really enjoyed the time om those birds.
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  18. torque indicator cal problems

    no minimum value stamped on tm. T.O. says unload engine by turning off bleed air, generator and hydraulic pump. Then move throttle slightly forwards or backwards to obtain LOWEST torque indication. Adjust CAL-A/CAL-B -4000/25850. If the difference between INDICATED torque and CALCULATED torque is more than 750"lb reject torquemeter and return it to overhaul.
  19. F. Whitten Peters, the Air Force Association chairman of the board, presents the AFA President’s Award to the 2016 Outstanding Reserve Aircrew of the year to Lt. Col. Luke Thompson, C-130 Hercules aircraft commander, and the aircrew of GLIDE 68, Sept. 18 at the AFA Air, Space and Cyber Conference held in National Harbor, Maryland. Also present with the aircrew is Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, right, chief of the Air Force Reserve. The 302nd Airlift Wing aircrew received the award for outstanding operational expertise and professional skill from January to December 2016 resulting in the successful employment of the Joint Precision Airdrop System during the first C-130 combat airdrop mission originating from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing. Pictured from left, Lt. Cols. Barry Cupples, Brian Thomas, Chief Master Sgt. Jeffery Flight, F. Whitten Peters, the Air Force Association chairman of the board, Lt. Col. Luke Thompson, Senior Master Sgt. Mark Skarban, Master Sgt. Nathan Bowles and Staff Sgt. Joshua Winn. GLIDE 68 member not pictured is Lt. Col. Anthony Smith. Source: http://www.302aw.afrc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1370548/302nd-aw-reservists-named-2016-aircrew-of-the-year-by-afa/ By: 302nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
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  24. torque indicator cal problems

    When you say 27540 is from back shop are you stating the torquemeter stamped value? If so use it as the reference instead of 29850 and set your torque "range" around it.I am not aware of a minimum stamped value for the torquementer..
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  27. WC-130h PRT AF Hi everyone pls help As to start calibrating the torque indicator it indicates aprox. -800lbs. After reseting to the 29850lbs with cal A with -4000lbs and cal B with 25850lbs still with neg torque all checks done and recheck wiring , gapping and so on. To put positive torque cal A must have -2340lbs and cal B 27200, by the way it torquemeter has 27540lbs from back shop. Are these values normal for service?
  28. Blind Bat aircraft 1969-70 from John Allen

    Brings back memories of my 1st assignment--I arrived at Naha in late 1968 and left in Dec 1969 and when I wasn't TDY, I was the OIC of the 374FMS Fabrication Branch--the sheet metal shop made and repaired the flare dispensers in the bats. Those guys flying the bats and the crewmembers doing their job in the back were amazing. I remember the terrible conditions the FMS folks had to endure in their unairconditioned rooms--4 people to a room and we had a crusty old Lt Col WWII bomber pilot as the squadron commander and he didn't allow anything pinned to the walls.
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