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Aero Precision - Premier C130 Aftermarket Support
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  1. 2 points
    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
  2. 1 point
    Anybody know a limit on time from ngi to lsgi? Don’t think there is one but crew is giving hard time. Also any ideas of a cause. Takes about 5 seconds to stabalize
  3. 1 point
    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
  4. 1 point
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  5. 1 point
    I don't remember ice tires either. On a side note, this is how we worked, down on your knees and it didn't matter how dirty or dusty it was. No nice clean spaces. And you worked until the aircraft was ready to fly. Sometimes that was a day or two if you had no relief.
  6. 1 point
    Only limitation is TIT after light-out must be 800°C to 840°C. There is no limit for before light out, meaning TIT before could be 1000°C or 700°C as long as it corrects to the specified range when the light goes out. All it means is the fuel control is very rich or very lean at that position in the schedule.
  7. 1 point
    Witness captures military cargo plane taking off from Savannah airport before crash. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article210618849.html#storylink=cpy nk=cpy http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article210618849.html
  8. 1 point
    This post is giving me a laugh.Maybe because some of it is true!
  9. 1 point
    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
  10. 1 point
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  11. 1 point
    Well heck while there you can pick up my Blue Face Seiko. No I think that was CCK Thanks anyway. Bob
  12. 1 point
    Thanks for the research Sonny. Yes, I do remember the gunships being in a squadron at Ubon when I was there, but I swear one of them without a radome was there also. I know there was one, because I have seen pictures of it, but possibly the pics were taken somewhere else. I still have the book that show the picture of what I think I saw at Ubon, but now if I can remember where it is! CRS is not your friend!!! About time I put in a little time on research like you, Ken
  13. 1 point
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  14. 1 point
    I was assistant on 0517, Joe Straits was CC, Nose art was Rum Runner. I also remember Charlie Spotter, I forgot it’s tail number. This was in late ‘69 early ‘70. At that time all of the Blind Bat aircraft were All black. The nose art didn’t last but a few months.
  15. 1 point
    Pete is the USAF C-130 Program Office Chief Engineer now.
  16. 1 point
    I was Pro Sup at Masera in 03-04 there is a monument of the 8 Airman lost Desert ! the mission coin has the monument on the 1 side dedication on the 1 side.
  17. 1 point
    Desert One, 38 years ago tomorrow. Raises your glasses to the heroes of Operation Eagle Claw. God bless you all --Casey.
  18. 1 point
    Nice try Sonny. When you go over there to clear your bill at the pawn shop, would you take care of my class ring? Ken
  19. 1 point
    That looks like an old friend. I flew 962 in it's past life when it was an HC-130H assigned to the 67th ARRS (76 - 78) at RAF Woodbridge. At that time we had 2 Hs (962 and 976), 2 Ns (820 and 826) and 2 Ps (220 and 223 (?)). The Hs and Ns were grey birds with the yellow ARRS chicken stripes on the wings and aft of the troop doors, the Ps were SEA camo. Hs and Ps had the Fulton noses, all had the Cooks tracker domes on top of the fuselage and the Overhead Delivery System (ODS) in the cargo compartment. The ODS had been developed for the Gemini space program in the event that one of the capsules landed outside it's designated area. The ARRS Herks would search for them and if located drop the astronauts an MA-1 kit, 5 bundles with rafts in # 1 and 5 and survival gear in 2 - 4. Kits would be dropped upwind from the survivor, with # 3 in the middle. Rafts would inflate upon landing then drift down so that the survivor/s would be encircled by all 5 bundles. By the time I got to rescue the days of supporting manned spaceflight were over, but we'd normally have one rigged and ready when ever we flew Duck Butts. These were long, long missions where we'd go out to 50N/30W and orbit for hours and hours providing rescue support for fighter formations coming over to, or from Europe and whenever the C-123s, or C-7s flew the Atlantic on their way to REFORGER, usually in the Autumn. We also flew Duck Butts anytime AF 1, or AF 2 flew the Atlantic. When Jimmy Carter went to Monrovia in 78 we flew to Ascension Island and staged from there to provide rescue coverage. When he flew from Belgium to Tokyo over the Pole, we staged from Thule, Greenland and set up an orbit literally at the N. Pole. During that mission we developed an oil leak on 2 engines and had a 3rd that was running hot and had to be feathered. Not a good spot to be in when flying overhear the most remote spot on the planet. We requested permission to leave orbit and return to Thule, but were denied and told to remain on station until the King bird from Kadena picked up coverage on their end. As soon as we handed off we declared an IFE and started to limp back. By the time we were overhead Thule we had another one caged and a third running rough. Someone was definitely watching out for us that day, but it wasn't Jimmy Carter.
  20. 1 point
    Hey guys My topic is a follow on of this discussion. Over the last several months we have had a large number of TD related problems. Some have been fixed by the usual TD am or valve change, or just a careful yellow box. Many have either been sent to me in the test cell, or I have spotted enough of a disparity to warrent further investigation. The most common failing is a high take off TIT in AUTO, with a lean fuel control. I like to set SLOPE and NORMAL at 1075°C and take things from there. As long as TIT doesnt exceed 1083°C we're good to go. Normally a new amp or a bit of careful tweeking of the NULL orifice and the CIT can bring everything in line. Recently these things just had no effect. Chatting to a test cell operator in the US, he told me that he had installed another TIT guage in his cab connected to the AMP terminals on the T-block. I did the same and damn near had heart failure - with 1080°C showing on the IND side, I was only getting 1060 or so on the AMP side. Changed thermocouples and harnesses - voila! problem solved. I have now made this a fixed check on all engine runs when we do the TD system checks. Referance for this check can be found in 2J-T56-56 SWP 058 03 Sect 15
  21. 1 point
    Chk for loose sealing, hi press bleed valves Jack................
  22. 1 point
    This is a collection of experience-obtained information about C-130 troubleshooting for systems assigned to what the USAF used to call "A/R Shop"...flight controls, landing gear, doors, and ramp. This was written for various versions of the E-model fleet back when, but probably applies in most instances to the newer models as well, since the "A/R Shop" systems haven't changed much, if at all. Use your judgement and technical requirements if you choose to refer to this publication...regard this information as helpful hints, nothing official. Hope it helps! AR_Shop_Troubleshooting_Guide.pdf~
  23. 1 point
    A Montana Air National Guard C-130 Hercules assigned to the 120th Airlift Wing sits at Papa Air Base, Hungary, during exercise Swift Response 17, July 16, 2017. Swift Response is linked to exercise Saber Guardian 17, a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 allied and partner nations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Todd Pendleton) (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Todd Pendleton) Source: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/3582035/swift-response-17# USAF C-130H 79-0475 c/n 4855
  24. 1 point
    President Mauricio Macri visited the El Palomar Air Base, to inspect the first Hercules C-130 aircraft to undergo a modernization process entirely in the country. During his tour of the base, Macri spoke with Air Force aviators who operate these aircraft in humanitarian missions worldwide. The president was shown the details of the remodeling, escorted by the Defense Minister Julio Martínez and Air Force Chief-of-Staff Brigadier General Enrique Amrein among other high ranking military personnel. The Argentine Aircraft FADEA Factory modernized the aircraft with deadline-oriented domestic processes adapted from specifications from the United States. The entire remodeling took 10 months to be completed and involved more than 150 highly qualified technicians and engineers. Three additional C-130s are to undergo similar remodeling in the coming months. The aircraft registered TC-61 (c/n 4308 ) already completed a mission to Antarctica featuring new digital communication systems, navigation, digitization of in-cabin information , re-wiring and a new air conditioning system. Among the humanitarian missions the C-130s are usually chosen to perform is the assistance to victims such as those of an avalanche in Jujuy in March and the April floods in Comodoro Rivadavia a month ago as well as other natural catastrophes in Ecuador and Peru. In addition to that, the Hercules takes part in Antarctic missions thanks to its ability to operate at temperatures of minus 45 degrees Celsius. It crosses over 100 times per campaign from Rio Gallegos to the Argentine bases to bring in fuel, food and other types of supplies as well as personnel. It is also involved on a regular basis in scientific missions. Source: http://en.mercopress.com/2017/06/14/argentine-president-visits-first-hercules-completely-remodeled-in-the-country
  25. 0 points
    i don't remember R&Ring too many for leaks but plenty because of wear and a few because of big chips broken out of the pucks.What used to gripe me was when you went to help someone R&R a tire and he forget set the parking brake before removing said tire.
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