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  1. I wish I could get someone to listen to me about the 60 day IFF check. I have been told that it needs to be checked per FAA requirements, due to Mode C altitude and TCAS operation. I have looked in the FAA regs and haven't seen such a requirement. My argument is that the Mode C is checked on every flight, because it is always on, and incorrect altitude info will be reported to the crew. When that happens, we use the TTU205 to run up the altitude and check the alticoder info. Mode C problems don't occur very often at all. That 60 day check is totally unnecessary and it borders the idiotic fence line. I brought this up at the -6 conference last year, but it fell on deaf ears. Now, since they wrote the test procedure for the new TS4530 Transponder, the TTU205 must be hooked up when performing an IFF check. We can get around that by doing an IFF self test, but that never should have been put in the book that way. They rarely talk to any knowledgeable maintenance people before making changes like that.
  2. I can send you the drawing if i can find it. We had one at Ramstein that had it and it was going to the Rodeo, so they removed it.
  3. It was part of the old stall warning system. I've seen several that we pulled off. The wire numbers that go to it should be labeled MONA XXX-XX. many aircraft still have stall warning horns installed, right below the bottom of the pilot's instrument panel. There was never a TCTO issued that completely removed everything. Kind of like the Life history recorder TCTO that left the flight surface position indicators in. Not indicators, transmitters. Geeze...
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    If you are at Moody, come over to my office in the ISO hanger and I'll give you what is in Lars' book. Tiny
  5. That's always been my problem, never asking for enough...
  6. Sure, just start here, and work through about 5 or so thousand drawings, and you'll get your total number. That sounds like something they could have me do until I retire on 1/1/2011. Of course, I'd need an extra government grant to get the job done, say $1.5 mil.
  7. I sent you a private message for an e-mail address.
  8. Part number is 344444-4R & -4L, which is what that drawing number is that I posted. We lived in Travis housing when I was in the eigth grade, circa '68. There was an elementry school right outside the housing area that I ran my go kart up to. I remember the processing plant, because if the wind blew just right, the smell was gawdawful.
  9. It's probably the smell from the onion plant, if it's still there.
  10. TCTO 1124 was for the access panel under the door sill. Drawing 346010 is for ramp drainage, and the ECO to 353612 added two drainholes at the bottom of the ramp bulkhead on either side of BL 0. Shown is the drawing of the access panel at the end of the belly band. There is no ECO for it, at least not in JEDMICS... yet.
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    Speakin' of the C27, anyone know what guns they are putting on the C27 gunship?
  12. As I said, the JEDMICS drawing shows no holes.
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    I know, not a C130, but the roll is impressive about 1 minute into the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhslurKZulA
  14. I checked my rescinded TCTO list and didn't find anything. They haven't changed the drawing either, and I checked the J-model IPB, it's the same.
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    Yes, I remember Orsini's as well. Had a 5 course dinner there, and with the wine and all it was about 10 bucks a head, and very good.
  16. Just updated my bio as well. Never went out to the Legion, but went to the R&G Club quite a few times. Couldn't beat the $2.95 for a dozen escargot and the cheap beer. There was a guy there that used to perform Cat Stevens' songs, he was pretty good, or maybe that was the beer.
  17. Phantom, I was at Ramstein for 6 years, 2001-2007, Rhein Main for 4 years, 1977-1981, and Spangdahlem for 4 years, 1969-1973. I Love Germany, but I don't think I will ever fly that far on an airplane again. Prost!!
  18. OK, here's why I think the fuse is blowing, or at least a feasable explaination. Of course, this may be all crap I just made up. When you quickly bump the switch, the voltage in the motor winding keeps builds up, then collapses, builds up, collapses. When voltage in a coil collapses, its polarity is reversed. So, get lucky and bump quickly enough, and you have +28VDC going into a coil with a negative voltage on it. Since the left side is used much more that the right side on a normal basis, and this has been done over many years, I think the left side 4 gauge wire has broken down somewhere and can't handle that current load caused by the switch bumping. 1. Tell the Loadies to stop bumping the switch or you'll paint their leather jackets with shiny black radome paint. 2. You could swap the 4 gauge wire at the fuses and C1 of the power relays. That will tell you if the wire is good. Even if both of them won't reach, you should be able to use one of those wires on the other system. 3. Install a 100 amp limiter and the exact problem will undoubtedly surface. Keep an extinguisher handy.
  19. Yea, and I'm sure it's in writing somewhere, in someone's desk, but he died 20 years ago. Good idea to use epoxy, but back then, they may not have had the two part poly type they use today. But, I don't think our German friend was talking about Talons. They keep getting old E's in to replace the AWADS birds at Ramstein, and they are coming in with both color radomes. The gray radomes have a mist coat over the poly coating is all. Wiedersehen, Phantom. Bitte Ein Bit!! And if it ain't broke, keep fixin' it 'til it is broke.
  20. Sorry, my bad. 1C-130A-23- Any anti-static and rain-erosion coating on radomes and antennas shall be performed per TO 1-1-24. MIL-C-83231, Type II, Class A or B coating shall be used. Mil-C-83231A, superseded by SAE-AMS-C-83231; Class B, Polyurethane prepolymers which are dependent on moisture of high relative humidity for curing. Type I- Rain erosion resistant coating. Type II- Antistatic rain erosion reslstant coatIng. The class B, type II coating kit shall consist of all the components required for the class B, type I kit plus the antistatic polyurethane vehicle and the catalyst when applicable.
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    My best trips were to Helenikon AB, Greece, and staying in Glyfada.
  22. All I'm going to say is that the black coating is a urethane rain erosion coating.
  23. pjvr99, He already swapped out the retriever, that pretty much takes that motor out of the picture. Circuit breakers and fuses are there to protect the wiring, not the component. I don't think it's a supply issue. Physically check the power wires from the retrievers to the fuses. There could be a chafed wire along the way.
  24. What year model is this aircraft? I'll look at it again on Monday, but I'm not seeing anything as a culprit. Tell them to quit bumping it.
  25. Never heard of it happening before, but I'm a pointy head. Are both of them doing it? I'm more inclined to go with the retriever itself, but you may have changed it (them) out already. I am also assuming you checked/cleaned the ground for the retriever.
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