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  2. Sonny

    Ballerina

    A large woman, wearing a sleeveless sun dress, walked into a bar in London. She raised her right arm, revealing a huge, hairy armpit as she pointed to all the people sitting at the bar and asked, What man here will buy a lady a drink? The bar went silent as the patrons tried to ignore her. But down at the end of the bar, an owly-eyed drunk slammed his hand down on the counter and bellowed, Give the ballerina a drink! The bartender poured the drink and the woman chugged it down. She turned to the patrons and again pointed around at all of them, revealing the same hairy armpit, and asked, What man here will buy a lady a drink? Once again, the same little drunk slapped his money down on the bar and said, Give the ballerina another drink! The bartender approached the little drunk and said, I say, old chap, it's your business if you want to buy the lady a drink, but why do you keep calling her the ballerina? As far as I'm concerned, the drunk replied, any woman who can lift her leg that high has got to be a ballerina!
  3. Yesterday
  4. Ya Might be a Redneck If: Jack Daniel's makes your list of "most admired people." You wonder how service stations keep their restrooms so clean. The blue book value of your truck goes up and down, depending on how much gas is in it. You think loading a dishwasher means getting your wife drunk. You need one more hole punched in your card to get a freebie at the House of Tattoos. You've been married three times and still have the same in-laws. The Halloween pumpkin on your porch has more teeth than your spouse. Your wife's hairdo was once ruined by a ceiling fan. You think the last words of the Star Spangled Banner are, "Gentlemen start your engines." You think Dom Perignon is a Mafia leader. You think a woman who is "out of your league" bowls on a different night. Anyone in your family ever died right after saying, "Hey watch this." You have to go outside to get something from the fridge. Your toilet paper has page numbers on it. You come home from the garbage dump with more than you went with. More than one living relative is named after a southern civil war general. You think that potted meat on a saltine is an hors d'ouerve Fewer than half of your cars run. There is a stuffed possum anywhere in your house. Your mother doesn't remove the Marlboro from her lips before telling the State Trooper to kiss her ass. The primary color of your car is "bondo". You consider a six-pack and a bug-zapper quality entertainment. Your family tree doesn't fork. Your mother has been involved in a fistfight at a high school sports event. You've ever barbecued Spam on the grill. The rear tires on your car are at least twice as wide as the front ones. You prominently display a gift you bought at Graceland. You use the term `over yonder' more than once a month. The diploma hanging in your den contains the words "Trucking Institute". Your father encourages you to quit school because Larry has an opening on the lube rack. You've been too drunk to fish. You think that the Styrofoam cooler is the greatest invention of all time. You look upon a family reunion as a chance to meet `Ms. Right' You had to remove a toothpick for wedding pictures You've ever financed a tattoo. You have spray painted your girlfriend's name on an overpass. Someone asks to see your ID and you show them your belt buckle. The directions to your house include "turn off the paved road". Your dog and your wallet are both on chains. Your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand. You have lost at least one tooth opening a beer bottle.
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  6. Sonny

    Frank

    A man walks out to the street and catches a cab just going by. He gets into the cab, and the cabbie says, "Perfect timing. You're just like Frank." Passenger: "Who?" Cabbie: "Frank Feldman... he's a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happened like that to Frank Feldman every single time." Passenger: "There are always a few clouds over everybody." Cabbie: "Not Frank Feldman. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand-Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone, and danced like a Broadway star. And you should have heard him play the piano! He was an amazing guy." Passenger: "Sounds like he was something really special." Cabbie: "There's more. He had a memory like a computer. He remembered everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order, and which fork to eat them with. And he could fix anything. Not like me - I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out. But Frank Feldman, he could do everything right." Passenger: "Wow, some guy then." Cabbie: "He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Frank, he never made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel good. He would never answer her back, even if she was in the wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too. He was the perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to Frank Feldman." Passenger: "An amazing man. How did you meet him?" Cabbie: "Well... I never actually met Frank. He died, and I married his friggin widow.....
  7. n1dp

    Trim indicators

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi23IKRjrrgAhWDNd8KHVvlAMEQjRx6BAgBEAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flight-mechanic.com%2Fremote-sensing-and-indication%2F&psig=AOvVaw3i8Doffa4eA2ef_NGe1i3I&ust=1550195346892974 It is a DC Selsyn System
  8. bobgardner

    Trim indicators

    Thanks for the feedback folks. I see the C130J model has a panel on the center console with the 4 trim indicators in an edge lit panel, rather than 4 2" gauges like the older models. Still a little confused about the 3 signals from the transmitter to the indicator. If it was a synchro, those might be s1 s2 s3 400hz ac. If it was just a meter movement, I could see gnd and 0-5V or something. We were trying to respond to a request for quote for the new style 4 indicators in a panel (spare parts for foreign sales or ??), and thats why I was wondering what the signal from the position transmitter was.
  9. A funny thought for the day from the movies... "It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces." ~ Renee Zellweger, Bridget Jone's Diary ~ [talking about his new wife] "Ignore her. She's drunk. At least I hope she is. Otherwise I'm in real trouble." ~ Timothy Walker, Four Weddings and a Funeral ~ ` "Relax Luther, it's much worse than you think." ~ Ethan Hunt, Mission: Impossible ~ "All I've ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work." ~ Steve Martin, Bilko ~ "You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music." ~ The Cable Guy ~ "The key here, I think, is to not think of death as an end. But, but, think of it more as a very effective way of cutting down on your expenses." ~ Woody Allen, Love and Death ~
  10. Sonny

    Neighbors

    Worried because they hadn't heard anything for days from the widow in the neighboring apartment, Mrs. Silver said to her son, "Timmy, would you go next door and see how old Mrs. Kirkland is?" A few minutes later, Timmy returned. "Well," asked Mrs. Silver, "is she all right?" "She's fine, except that she's angry at you." "At me?" the woman exclaimed. "Whatever for?" "She said 'It's none of your business how old she is,'" snickered Timmy.
  11. BRlang

    Disability Appeals and RAMP

    I have had a hearing appeal filed since December of 2014. Back in the spring I got a letter inviting me to move my appeal out of the black hole to the RAMP program. With some hesitation I returned the form and moved into RAMP. It did speed some things up. On August 6th I got a notification that I was being reviewed. They sent me to a civilian Audiologist for a second opinion. Something told me to grab a few documents. I took my entry flight physical test with perfect 19 year old hearing and my last flight physical right before I got out. The last hearing test showed a large drop in my hearing. I also brought information of an explosion on board that killed 3 Cambodians and blew me off the ramp. I think that is when the ringing started. I had included all these documents with my original claim. They sent him a file but none of this was included. After doing my hearing test and seeing the stuff I brought he said I can't believe they made you appeal. Well in late January a bunch of money showed up in my bank account and I got a letter awarding me 10%. Had I left my file at home I am not sure I would have won......But the RAMP program did get my appeal back in the works. Had I not made the move it could have bee a few more years before it could be reviewed. The RAMP program was part of the VA overhaul. They can actually fire people for screwing up or poor performance..
  12. tinyclark

    Trim indicators

    5P3-3-26-4 is the tech order the IPB calls out, which is a parts breakdown. There is probably a 5P3-3-26-3, depot level book.
  13. BWS

    Paint and Lettering Diagram

    http://caracalmodels.com/cd72062.html
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  15. 314FMS

    Trim indicators

    It's been a long time since I worked on a C-130, but have some info on the trim tab indicators for an E Model. According to the TO 1C-130E-4 (an IPB I do believe), there were three trim indicators on the pilot's main instrument panel: Elevator Trim Tab, Figure 83 - Index 26, P/N 8DJ49GBV2 Aileron Trim Tab, Figure 83 - Index 27, P/N 8DJ49GAW2 Rudder Trim Tab, Figure 83 - Index 28, P/N 8DJ49GAY2 Hope this is some of the info you were looking to find.
  16. 314FMS

    Happy Birthday Mt.crewchief

    Must be that time of the year again. Have a great day for your birthday and hope you have many more to come!
  17. A Thoughtful Valentine's Day Gift Jim asked his friend, Tony, whether he had bought his wife anything for Valentine's Day. 'Yes,' came the answer from Tony who was a bit of a chauvinist, 'I've bought her a belt and a bag.' 'That was very kind of you,' Jim added, 'I hope she appreciated the thought.' Tony smiled as he replied, 'So do I, and hopefully the vacuum cleaner will work better now.'
  18. tinyclark

    Trim indicators

    They have been there since day 1. They do work with DC. They are a 3 wire input directly from the transmitter.
  19. hehe

    N prefix on the 54H60 blades

    Contact the engineer on the last page of TCTO. I forget his name but he can tell you what it is and if it matters.
  20. Mt.crewchief

    Happy Birthday 314 FMS

    Leland, I'm hoping that you have a good birthday and more to come! Ken
  21. Hey guys Wondering if anyone can help me with info on the N prefix on the blade serial numbers. We have just gotten a TCTO covering a number of blades. Some of the serials are N8xxxxx others are just 8xxxxx. What does the N refer to ..... Tnx in advance PJ
  22. Sonny

    Interesting Questions

    Interesting Questions: Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in a suitcase? If I melt dry ice, can I take a bath without getting wet? Why is it that bullets ricochet off of Superman's chest, but he ducks when the empty gun is thrown at him? When your pet bird sees you reading the newspaper, does he wonder why you're just sitting there, staring at carpeting? Why do tourists go to the tops of tall buildings and then put money into telescopes so they can see things on the ground close-up? After eating, do amphibians have to wait one hour before getting out of the water? Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting weak? Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough? Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle? Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard? Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white? Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale? Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized? Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance? Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end you first try? How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures? When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right so why don't we say, "That hurt, you idiot?" Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over? In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?
  23. Flteng98

    Stalled start on -15

    Thank you guys for your suggestions. We don’t have fuel enrichment. We increased fuel through the null orfice. Has worked great after that... thanks to all
  24. Ahmer

    Xover cut tit

    In Null u must very careful while moving throttle because u havn't overtemprature protection.
  25. Metalbasher

    C-130 vs. Cold Weather

    Came across this good article... BY CURT SWARM Feb 4, 2019 Photo provided The Hercules C-130 begins to emerge from the snow and ice of Antarctica. U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Kent White's team found the wrecked Hercules C-130 Transport Airplane by using radar. Its tail fin, with the numbers “321,” was barely visible, sticking up through the snow and ice on the Polar Plateau of Antarctica. It was -40° F in early December, 1987. Seventeen years earlier, the C-130 Transport had crashed during take off from a French Scientific Camp. The U.S. Navy abandoned it, classifying the 321 as a “Strike” aircraft. The French were now asking permission to recover and restore the buried C-130. Not wanting another country to reclaim its downed aircraft, the U.S. State Department, like a dog guarding a food bowl, said no to the French. The Navy then ordered Lt. Cm. Kent White to find, restore, and fly the downed aircraft out of Antarctica. A daunting task? Yes! But Kent White was used to extraordinary accomplishments. You see, when he was in high school in Mt. Pleasant, he was a member of the famed football team of 1963 that went undefeated, un-tied, and un-scored upon. White's Navy team went to work with bulldozers and construction equipment (that they never shut off due to the cold) to dig out the downed aircraft. They had it mostly uncovered when “summer” was over in Antarctica, and they had to leave. They came back the next year to find the aircraft buried once again, but not as packed in as before. This time they replaced props, engines and whatever it took to get the crippled aircraft ready to fly. The landing gear, which was on skis, would not retract, but they could fly it that way. The cabin would also not pressurize—but White and his crew, using oxygen, could manage. White took note that the rear fuselage seemed to be bent from being buried in the snow and ice. However, the engineers deemed her airworthy, or at least enough to fly it to McMurdo Station, Antarctica. On January 10, 1988, they prayed, lifted off the ice, and made it to McMurdo. The real danger was still ahead of them. They were to fly the C-130 to Christchurch, New Zealand, which was an eight-hour flight over water. Still with a landing gear that would not retract, a cabin that would not pressurize, and following a “pathfinder” airplane because they had no navigation equipment (not an easy task), they made it safely to Christchurch. There on the ground, White walked away from the C-130 and said, looking back at her, “There you SOB, I'm done with you!” Almost. The C-130 was totally rebuilt and White flew her with a five-man crew to Navy Point Mugu in Southern California. That was the end of it for White. From there, the 321 went to Pensacola, Florida where she was on static display at the Naval Aviation Museum. The 321 is now laid to rest at a boneyard in Arizona. White retired from the Navy two years later after serving 20 years. If he had stayed, he would have become a desk jockey, something he did not want to do, since he loved flying so much. As a side note, earlier in his career, White accidentally met the commander of the 321 that crashed in Antarctica. After recovering the 321, White tracked the fellow down and told him, “We got your airplane back for you!” After the Navy, White became a pilot for Evergreen International Airlines, flying 747s. He is now 71, retired and living in Mt. Pleasant with his wife, Pat. He has been on the Henry County Board of Supervisors and is currently on the Mt. Pleasant City Council. Because of his Master's Degree in Human Relations, he is also a mediator working with truant kids. Like the pilot of the 321, he leads the city and kids through troubled waters and icy conditions. He feels fortunate to have had a career where he was able to do every day what he loved to do —fly.
  26. Sonny

    Flight Information

    A blonde called the airport for flight information. "How long is your flight from Los Angeles to Denver?” she asked. "Just a minute," the pleasant agent replied. "Thank You" she said and hung up.
  27. NATOPS1

    Stalled start on -15

    Start in NULL; TD may be in full take (thinks TIT is too hi)
  28. AMPTestFE

    Rhein Main Restaurant

    I remember a very good restaurant we called "The Log", but maybe only because it had a large log out front that was made a bench. Think it's actually called Der Gundhof. I know we walked through some small gate out the backside somewhere. One of the best steaks I've had in my life!
  29. Son_of_a_HerkPilot

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    I regret that I made an error in crew description: Maj Olofson was the pilot; however, the crew also consisted of Capt Martin Stewart (copilot), Capt Max D. Trout (navigator), 1st Lt George S. Jurosky (HIRAN operator), 1st Lt John R. Cureton (airborne profile recorder), M/Sgt John L. Cronin (engineer), and T/Sgt Robert E. Zwiesler (photographer).
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