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  2. I'm doing some research on RCAF CC-130E 130329, which crashed during a LAPES delivery on 16 Nov 1982 at CFB Namao. Specifically what happened. All I've found at the moment is that the load hung up at extraction, there was the obvious CG shift followed by the aircraft departing from flight mode and being subsequently destroyed. I'm hoping that someone on this site may remember any findings from the AIB, or have in-depth knowledge about what actually happened IE rigging error, equipment failure, procedural error, or crew error. Any help is appreciated and please send via PM to this site.
  3. PAF_Herc

    Bleed effect on max power

    Hello dear herc crew! can some one kindly guide me about the following, please:- As per graph of bleed effect on max power, with all bleed on the torque at sea level is lesser as compared to that for 2000 feet and 4000 feet and higher pressure altitudes. Lets say we start with 15000 thousand inch pounds, and see torque against sea level, then 4000 feet then 8000 feet; the torque keeps rising? why the effect of drawing all bleed (air conditioning, pressurization & anti-icing) is more pronounced at sea level aa compared to higher pressure altitudes?
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  5. BRlang

    We Got Some Splaining to Do

    I once tried to pee off the ramp after a leaflet drop over Laos....It's cold as hell back there.. No parka or coat just a Nomex fit suit...
  6. munirabbasi

    NESA WINDOW HINGE INOPERATIVE

    Can we replace the swing window of civil version with military version Munir abbasi
  7. by FOX26 News Wednesday, December 12th 2018 Historic plane heading to Castle Air Museum ATWATER, Calif. (FOX26) — A plane (66-0212) that carried American POW's held by the Viet Cong is now getting a new home in the Central Valley. The 52-year-old airplane is headed to the Castle Air Museum in Atwater. The Lockheed MC-130 P Hercules search and rescue aircraft played a significant role in the liberation of the Son Tay POW camp in North Vietnam on November 20, 1970. The plane has been assigned to the California Air National Guard 129th Air Rescue Wing based at Moffett Federal Airfield near Sunnyvale, Calif. since 2012. The aircraft was employed on many air and sea rescue missions during the past six years as far away as Alaska and the Galapagos Islands. The plane is currently parked at the Castle Airport in Atwater and will be moved to its permanent home at the museum sometime in January.
  8. tinyclark

    We Got Some Splaining to Do

    We used to do this on the MC-130E blackbirds.
  9. MHeflin

    We Got Some Splaining to Do

    Disclaimer: The following story was conveyed to me by a Flight Engineer almost 40 years ago. Both of us were sober at the time (sort of) and please note that it did not start off with "this is aint no BS"; which as we all know is the prelude to a war story of questionable truth. While some degree of truth may have been told there is the possibility that he might have embellished the tale a bit. So this FE had flown multiple tours on gunpigs out of Thailand during the Big One (WW Viet Nam) and the way the story went he had flown with an IO who would drop off the ramp (on a harness of course) and be towed along behind the aircraft. After a while the IO would get tired, call the Pilot on inter-phone and request permission to come back aboard. The Pilot at that point holler for someone to "haul that dumb SOB back in" (or words to that effect).
  10. munirabbasi

    NESA WINDOW HINGE INOPERATIVE

    Thanks Munir Abbasi
  11. PAF_Herc

    Three Engine Performance

    That was a great help, thx
  12. NATOPS1

    Three Engine Performance

    Things that make no sense... I had to go back and reread the paragraph and they have swapped the words between the two sentences... 1)Torque decrease of 257 - fuel flow loss of 8 2) fuel flow loss of 24- torque loss (see chart) But yes I would say the intent is the same but to say it is due only to TD is not accurate but easier to associate the idea. (subtract these values from the basic chart calculated values)
  13. PAF_Herc

    Three Engine Performance

    So in both cases where the words 'fuel flow loss' and 'fuel flow decrease' have been used; it means the same? i.e. reduced fuel flow by the TD system due to reduced air flowing through the combustion chamber???
  14. NATOPS1

    Three Engine Performance

    "Normal bleed requirements" will cause the TIT to increase on operating engines which will result in fuel flow decrease to maintain constant TIT temperature.
  15. hlg6016

    We Got Some Splaining to Do

    Best seat in the house! Now some do gooder will probably publish some regulations against it.
  16. Spectre623

    We Got Some Splaining to Do

    Wow Don, never seen that before! Been on the ramp in flight before but never thought about hanging out in space. Couple of wild and crazy guys as old Steve martin used to say. Thanks for sharing .
  17. PAF_Herc

    Three Engine Performance

    Hello expert herc crew! In the performance manual of c130 E through H models, it is stated that 3 engine ops will cause certain changes in torque and fuel flow. The author at one point (3 eng ops) states it as fuel flow loss of 08 pounds per hour per engine. On the other hand, for 2 eng ops he calls it a fuel flow decrease of 24 pounds per hour per engine. Why the difference and what to interprete from this. The picture of mentioned paragraph is attached, pls. Kindly throw some light on it.
  18. NATOPS1

    NESA WINDOW HINGE INOPERATIVE

    You do not need to remove the wire from the window in fact you should turn off the NESA because if one window is inoperative it can cause the remaining operative windows to over heat. This information should be in your operators manual in the normal procedures section.
  19. DC10FE

    We Got Some Splaining to Do

    Search "Surfin' South Sudan" on YouTube. That's how they do it in the commercial world. That reporter would've gone nuts over that! Don R.
  20. Sonny

    Watermelom Patch

    A farmer in the country has a watermelon patch and upon inspection he discovers that some of the local kids have been helping themselves to a feast. The farmer thinks of ways to discourage this profit eating situation. So he puts up a sign that reads WARNING; ONE OF THESE WATERMELONS CONTAINS CYANIDE! The farmer returns a week later to discover that none of the watermelons have been eaten, but finds another sign that reads, NOW THERE ARE TWO!
  21. Spectre623

    We Got Some Splaining to Do

    The reporter made more of it than it really was, like they were not strapped in. Those two had their monkey straps on and pulled tight. No problem look at me in my profile picture. I'm on the ramp of my Herk with my legs hanging off Wheeee having fun in Viet Nam!! Bill
  22. https://news.usni.org/2018/12/06/kc-130t-accident-report-video-reconstruction
  23. MHeflin

    We Got Some Splaining to Do

    I'll bet the Wing King was none too happy about this, but he'll get over it. Love the picture. Go Night Owls! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMzMK7vHL_A
  24. munirabbasi

    NESA WINDOW HINGE INOPERATIVE

    Thanks Munir Abbasi
  25. DC10FE

    NESA WINDOW HINGE INOPERATIVE

    To get FAA certification, it was required that the civil version had to have 3 positive locking devices on each swing window, whereas the military version has just one locking device. The NESA systems are identical. Don R.
  26. munirabbasi

    NESA WINDOW HINGE INOPERATIVE

    No Munir Abbasi
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