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Spectre623

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  1. We in the AF Reserves started using Mil-83282 around 1997-98 time frame. Everything that used hyd. fluid on our 81-84 H model C-130's was serviced with 83282 fluid. Serviced all landing gear struts with 83282. Never saw anymore 5606 after that. Retired in 2003 and were still using it then. Bill


  2. Hercinherit, I have a hand written letter signed by your dad that he sent along with an unbound 30th edition, which I had bound. If you would like the letter just PM me your address to this website. I thought a lot of Lars and how much he meant to the C-130 community. RIP Lars.  Bill 

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  3. Your animation of the C-130 ramp and door is incorrect. The cargo door does not lower WITH the cargo ramp as in your animation. You should look at the ramp and door opening and closing operation on a real C-130. This would give you more info to help you design your unloader. The ramp angle when lowered is much sharper in real life and you need a transition ramp such as the vehicle ramps carried on most C-130's which attach to the edge of the ramp for vehicle loading/ unloading.Just a few details I noticed while looking at your clip. Good Luck.


  4. 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!! :D Bill


  5. Just read in "Defense News" the reason the Navy Herk went down last year was a cracked prop blade that broke off and hit the aircraft. The report said the crack was not properly treated in depot where it was discovered. New procedures are in place. This is what they mean when they say "military regs" are written in blood. Very true in many cases. Sad. Bill


  6. Wonderful to see this rare bird going to a good home. To bad she couldn't have found a place at Robins AFB and been restored. Went inside the bird while it was still at Lockheed and I worked there. It was pretty well complete except for the rockets. Would love a bunch of pictures posted on this web site when she is complete. My hat is off to you guys in NY. Bill 


  7. Mt. crewchief I noticed the brake change pictures is a single disk brake. The TCTO that put multiple disk brakes on The E's was a huge bonus for crew chiefs. We never got them on the A's and B's during Viet Nam. Did they change them after the A's and B's went to the Guard and Reserve? The single disk's were a crew chief's worst nightmare. What a bunch of leakers. Was on E's at Pope before Clark and the multiple disk's were sweet! Bill


  8. Ice tires on the C-130 mains had thousands of tiny stainless wires molded into the tire tread which stuck out of the tires to catch the ice. We must have had the largest supply of them at Cam Ranh Bay... ice in CRB, go figure. EVERY time my bird had a main tire change they dropped off an ice tire. We didn't have a lot of trick stuff there, like gloves, to handle the tires with. Your hands ended up looking like hamburger after your rotation was over.  I was stationed at Dover after my Clark/ Cam Ranh tour and and we sent the C-133's to the bone yard and I never saw ice tires there but man I saw plenty of ice. Bill:(


  9. Good question for @GVS since on most boneyard flights even some 780 equipment is removed for home base shortages and the extra mechs on board were possibly going to bring some hard to get black boxes, parts ,etc. back to P.R. for the remaining birds. Never heard of hauling cargo to the boneyard. Sure hope it wasn't a prop problem like on the Navy "T" that took lives a while back. RIP and prayers for the families. Bill:(


  10. Yeah, also heard Sonny was going to give a demo of changing ice tires bare handed while eating C rations without the white spoon on that A model. ha ha. Bill


  11. Might want to rethink using the milk stool for supporting the aircraft for all four engine removal as the milk stool is used to support the ramp for cargo loading, not for maintenance. There is a pad to the left of the tail skid that is meant to be used to place a specific made jack stand to support the aircraft during engine removal. Don't remember the T.O. that references this but it's there. 


  12. Tiger I asked this question a few years back and our good friend Bob Daily answered. He said there was little to no difference in them. TC-130 may not have had SKE or satcom or secure voice radios. That was about it. Bill

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