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  2. Had the same exact problem this week on a L-100 during a post inspection FCF. Both inboard engines were overhauled zero time compressors and both would not restart immediately when TIT was below 200 degrees after cruise feather shutdown. After tossing a bunch a parts and man hours at it I came across this post. Tried the 15 minute wait time like Mike Fishers commented on and they both fired right up. Thermal expansion at its finest! Now to figure out what the heck the overhauls facility is doing wrong!
  3. OBE….at least for those airplanes, as they’ve been retired now. The unit got H3s now, and I’m all done flying the Herc now.
  4. With cc pack on bleed air pressure should be around 35ps (32psi minimum), both packs should max out egt and pressure as low as 10psi, and unloaded should be above 38psi. Check air pressure regulator for 18.5 to 19.5psi Assuming load control valve and thermostat have been replaced, you are probably looking at erroded compressor, and therefore apu change
  5. A woman was having a passionate affair with an inspector from a pest-control company. One afternoon they were carrying on in the bedroom together when her husband arrived home unexpectedly. "Quick," said the woman to her lover, "into the closet!" and she pushed him in the closet, stark naked. The husband, however, became suspicious and after a search of the bedroom discovered the man in the closet. "Who are you?" he asked. "I'm an inspector from Termite Busters," said the exterminator. "What are you doing in there?" the husband asked. "I'm investigating a complaint about an infestation of moths," the man replied. "And where are your clothes?" asked the husband. The man looked down at himself and said, "Those little bastards."
  6. Actually, CRB was the base designation used instead of full name on mission assignments, filing travel vouchers, etc. Each base or air port had a 3 letter designation. CRB = Cam Rhan, TSN = Ton Sun Nhut, ect.....
  7. CRB home of Herky Hill, the only base in country that was a beach. Everything was a beach, sand everywhere, in everything.
  8. I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles. Therefore, every day I walk down the street and tell passers-by what I have eaten, how I feel at the moment, what I have done the night before, what I will do later and with whom. I give them pictures of my family, my dog and of me gardening, taking things apart in the garage, watering the lawn, standing in front of landmarks, driving around town, having lunch and doing what anybody and everybody does everyday. I also listen to their conversations, give them the "thumbs up" and tell them I like them. And it works just like Facebook! I already have four people following me: Two police officers, a private investigator and a psychiatrist.
  9. APU GTCP85-180L run normally. Bleed air check > 35 psig For starting engine, pressure at pressure gage is superior to 30 psig. But with air conditionning cargo ans flight station comp on norm position, the pressure is under 22 psig. The EGT is adjust to 620°c RPM to 100%. Bleed air valve APU is checked. After that, the pressure is always under 22 psig. With only one air conditionning comp, how much is the pressure drop ? Thanks
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  11. A man goes into hospital for a vasectomy. When he wakes up he's surrounded by several anxious looking doctors and asks nervously "Is there a problem?" The head surgeon says gently, with tears in his eyes "I'm afraid so...I'm sorry but your notes got mixed up and we've given you a sex change rather than a vasectomy" The patient is devastated and shockingly replies "Do you mean to say I'll never experience another erection" The surgeon pauses for a moment then says "Well, you might, but it won't be yours."
  12. https://www.kare11.com/article/news/politics/minn-leaders-ask-air-force-to-save-airlift-mission/89-8efdf6b2-9994-438e-98fb-0a9aaacc49f5
  13. A very successful businessman had a meeting with his new son-in-law. "I love my daughter, and now I welcome you into the family," said the man. "To show you how much we care for you, I'm making you a 50-50 partner in my business. All you have to do is go to the factory every day and learn the operations. "The son-in-law interrupted, "I hate factories. I can't stand the noise." "I see," replied the father-in-law. "Well then you'll work in the office and take charge of some of the operations." "I hate office work," said the son-on-law. "I can't stand being stuck behind a desk all day." "Wait a minute," said the father-in-law. "I just made you half-owner of a moneymaking organization, but you don't like factories and won't work in a office. What am I going to do with you?" "Easy," said the young man. "Buy me out."
  14. A place that had the best graffiti in the central latrine of any place on Earth.
  15. A fellow stopped at a rural gas station and after filling his tank, he paid the bill and bought a soft drink. He stood by his car to drink his cola and he watched a couple of men working along the roadside. One man would dig a hole two or three feet deep and then move on. The other man came along behind and filled in the hole. While one was digging a new hole, the other was about 25 feet behind filling in the old. The men worked right past the fellow with the soft drink and went on down the road. "I can't stand this," said the man tossing the can in a trash container and heading down the road toward the men. "Hold it, hold it," he said to the men. "Can you tell me what's going on here with this digging?" "Well, we work for the county," one of the men said. "But one of you is digging a hole and the other fills it up. You're not accomplishing anything. Aren't you wasting the county's money?" "You don't understand, mister," one of the men said, leaning on his shovel and wiping his brow. "Normally there's three of us -- me, Rodney and Mike. I dig the hole, Rodney sticks in the tree and Mike here puts the dirt back." "Now, just because Rodney's sick, that don't mean that Mike and me can't work."
  16. Where Was CRB--Cam Ranh Bay-- The Sandbox-- was a Base in South Vietnam where guys (Maintenance Technicians) from places like CCK Taiwan ( too long a name to write it out) Naha Okinawa, Clark in the PI --Phillipines, and Mactan all came together to drink a little beer and fix C-130 Hercules! Later on it would be called The Airlift Rodeo at Pope AFB N.C. Hello Nascarpop and Mt.crewchief always good to hear from fellow Naha friends!
  17. Lovely Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam aka The Sandpile, among other things😎
  18. Sorry, missed this one...nope, I am not.
  19. Pardon my ignorance please. I wasn't an airlifter back in the day, although I spent a year of my life at lovely Ubon Ratchtani on the banks of the lovely "Moon River" '71/'72.
  20. Grandpa and Little Johnny are sitting on a bench in the park. Johnny asked, "Grandpa are you going to take that new Viagra?" Grandpa looks at him and says, "No Johnny, I will not." "But Grandpa, why?" asks little Johnny. Grandpa replies, "Because there is no sense in putting lead in your pencil if you have no one to write to."
  21. Sonny, I wish you and all of you others a happy New Year also.---I plan on being around then!! I see that we were probably both sitting on the parking area at CRB at the same time on Christmas of 1967 and New Year 1968. That was my first trip to Vietnam on 56-0475 . I used to ask, on this forum, every year if anybody remembers my acft getting shot up fairly extensively on Jan 1st 1968 at Katum VN. I was on that flight and boy was it exciting. We got shot (small arms) 13 times and had fuel spewing out of the left wing between the engines. Of course we had to land, and get the (105mm w/fuses) offloaded and figure out a way to stop the fuel leak. Dan Lafferty , the assistant crew-chief on 475 & I took the ladder off the bulkhead and pounded some fuel cell dowells into the holes with JP-4 soaking us in the process. When we got the leak stopped (kind of) then the FE started the GTC---blowing hot exhaust on the large fuel pool while I transferred the fuel at the fuel panel to balance the wings for take-off. Anyway, we made it back to CRB and I spent the night over in Fuel Cell ---no power--in the dark-- in VC country (or so it seemed) until daylight waiting to get out of there. Over the years on this forum I used to tell this same story hoping to find somebody who remembered it! No luck, so I finally quit trying. Now that quite a few years have gone by, I am asking again. I may have gotten the dates mixed up, but I doubt it. I do remember that everywhere we went that day, we were hauling and off loading ammo while the bases were under attack. Most of the time pushing it out onto the cement while taxiing . I know that TET started that month, but towards the end of Jan. If any of you guys remember something happening like that during the same time over there, I would appreciate hearing from you. at [email protected] One more memory is that I remember a change of command --or something like that, that I got stuck marching in at Naha, the flight crew got medals for that mission. Which of course is par for the course, but ---how would you feel watching that knowing that you and your partner did all of the work? I have no idea where the flight crew was when all of that was happening. So, thanks for listening, and helping me get that off my chest all of you have a good 2022. Ken Carlson
  22. Alaikum as-salam, MD Abu Sufian, My employer is Defense and Development Enterprises, LLC ("D&D"). We are the OEM for the Fairchild ATM system, PN 104901 and 102981 used on C-130A-Early H. We purchased the rights from Triumph Group in 2020. (see attached letter) D&D can support this system with spare ATM units or individual sub-components. From your description of the problems and steps taken, I think there are multiple hidden defects and internal wear which can only be effectively identified during a teardown of the system in the shop. We can offer an exchange ATM unit which comes with a 12 month warranty. My e-mail is [email protected]
  23. Md Abu Sufian, you need to clarify what is your question??
  24. This is a low-tech suggestion based on experience. Check the walkway non-skid applied to the top of the fuselage and wings in particular. If this is applied too thick, with an excessively rough texture, it will increase drag dramatically. I had to have painters remove and re apply non-skid paint for this very same reason.
  25. C-130 PDM inspections are governed by 1C-130A-6 Aircraft Scheduled Inspections and Maintenance Instructions, applicable to all C-130 aircraft. However, this manual only provides general descriptions of inspection requirements. It does not contain detailed procedures that can be followed. Each organization's production control and engineering must create their own procedures based on these requirements, based on inspection and maintenance practices contained in other applicable maintenance manuals.
  26. Replacement of sloping longeron per SRM 1C-130A-3, 53-199-00.
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