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  2. That's a good one Sonny. I had never heard of a Lexophile. Ken
  3. Happy Birthday Ken! Always will have a warm spot in my heart for you CCK guys who came down to Naha and helped us new guys get up to speed on the "A" models! I myself got to enjoy working on "E"S whens I became an ART in 85 we had 8 (63) "E"s until the "A" model crash in 2000 fighten fires in Calf. Then active duty came and took ours.I did go to Pope and was able to hook onto Milwaukees "H"s which were built in late 88's by then I was the Branch Chief of Avionics but I know you will forgive me for that! Happy Birthday again "BROTHER BAT"!
  4. Hey Lee, thanks for remembering. I hope you are doing well! Am I forgetting your birthday? It seems to me your birthday is the same day as Chris(tinwhistle)! So-----Happy Birthday Lee! Feb. 8!! Ken
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  7. Thanks Peter- I don't have 2J-T56-101CL-1. Can you give me a screenshot of that page.
  8. We frequently exceed duty cycle during comp wash without losing starters. I do not believe shorter motoring time will have any effect as the highest load will occur at the start of rotation. Yes, 2J-T56-101CL-1 requires dry-out run within 4 hours. If not, the rinse procedure must be redone.
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  10. Thanks peter- we follow starter duty cycle. After that also we are losing starter frequently. 1. During compressor wash, the load on the starter is more. Do you think we should motor engine 30 or 35 second instead of 1 minute to reduce load on starter? 2. Is there any T.O. reference to complete dry run within 4 hours you mentioned? Thanks!
  11. TO's tell us 1 minute ON, 1 minute OFF, 1 minute ON, 5 minutes OFF, 1 minute ON, 30 minutes OFF ...... Having said that, a starter can fail at any time. I have had the starter shaft shear on 1st attempt, it has also sheared at 40% during normal starting. During compressor wash, the load on the starter is more than doubled so it has a much greater chance of failing. I don,t think there is much to be done in terms of extending life beyond what we already do ..... We follow a slightly modified procedure to what is stated in 2J-T56-101CL-1: Allow detergent mix to enter engine until it is flowing from intake, then motor engine for 1 minute, allow minimum 5 minutes soak time (or move on to next engine). Open the rinse water and wait for clean water to flow from the intake, motor engine for 1 minute, wait 1 minute or move on to next engine. Keep doing this until clean water is coming out of turbine. During the last motoring, stop the water at +-30 seconds but keep motoring until 1 minute to vent excess fluids. Complete dry-out run withing 4 hours
  12. I am a medically retired Marine that is working on a book, that uses a Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules as a primary method of transportation for a special operations team. Despite having ridden in, and jumped out of, quite a few C-130's I know enough to know, that I don't know anything about them! Obviously, I am trying to portray the use of the plane and its components in the most accurate light possible, and have some small questions that are honestly probably too unimportant to post here. So, if anyone out there has experience with the model, and wouldn't mind talking shop with someone that knows absolutely nothing about the subject... please message me!
  13. Three starter were damaged during last 3 compressor wash with two aircraft (Engine: T56-A-7B). We follow 40 second for washing agent and 45 second for water. Which procedure should we follow to increase starter life.
  14. Hope you had a great day for your birthday today! It's hell getting old, but somebody's got to do it. Lee
  15. Happy Birthday, Tinwhistle
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    I’m not having much luck with jobs lately: I couldn’t concentrate in the orange juice factory. I wasn’t suited to be a tailor. The muffler factory was just exhausting. I couldn’t cut it as barber. I didn’t have the patience to be a doctor. I didn’t fit in the shoe factory even though I put my soul into it. The paper shop folded. Pool maintenance was too draining. I got fired from the cannon factory. And I just couldn’t see any future as a historian.
  17. Happy Birthday TINWHISTLE!
  18. Putting chains and straps on, or taking them off, sitting on the ramp without a pile of gear on was no big deal. When it got bad was climbing over the loads, getting the straps off flying low level, while wearing flak helmet, flak vest, survival vest, parachute, and the plane is rocking and rolling, down some river valley just above the water. Getting everything set for a drop wearing all that gear was a work out.
  19. Hope you had a great Birthday today! Hope you have many more! Lee
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  21. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service confirms three people have died after a C-130 heavy air tanker owned by Coulson Aviation crashed in Australia this afternoon. The aircraft was deployed to fires in the Snowy Mountains. They lost contact with the machine and the flight tracker stopped. “There’s no indication at this time what caused the accident,” NSW RFS commission Shane Fitzsimmons said in a press conference tonight. There were approximately four other aircraft in the area fighting the fire at the time. The weather has been hot, dry and windy with smoke and dust in the area. “It was another very difficult, aggressive fire day.” “We are deeply saddened to confirm there were three fatalities,” Coulson Aviation confirmed in a post on its Coulson Aviation – Next Gen Firefighting Facebook page. The aircraft had departed Richmond, NSW with a load of retardant and was on a firebombing mission. “The accident response team has been activated as well as local emergency services. Coulson Aviation will be sending a team to the site to assist in emergency operations. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the three crew members onboard,” said the statement, signed “The Coulson Family.” The NSW RFS reported on Twitter at 7:22 p.m. PST that it was investigating reports of a “serious incident” involving an aircraft in southern New South Wales. The NSW RFS media release states that contact was lost with a large air tanker working in the Snowy Monaro area. The wreckage has been located. There was a fireball associated with the crash, according to the NSW RFS spokesperson. “First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the three crew…and with Coulson Aviation, with whom we’ve had a long association.” New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in a news conference that the crash “demonstrates the dangerous work being undertaken and demonstrates the conditions that our firefighters are working under. There were in excess of 70 aircraft being used today (Jan. 23 in Australia) alone. “Today is a stark and horrible reminder of the dangerous conditions that our volunteers and emergency services personnel across a number of agencies undertake on a daily basis.” Berejiklian said there were 1,700 volunteers and personnel working to control fires a number of fires across New South Wales on the day the plane crashed. Coulson grounded their large air tankers this afternoon in NSW and Victoria pending a review and out of respect to the families of the crew members, a NSW spokesperson said. No names are being released pending notification of next of kin. All three crew members were U.S. residents, Fitzsimmons said. Coulson Aviation representatives will be in Sydney, NSW within the next 24 hours. Coulson and the NSW RFS have worked together for the past four or five years and last year purchased a converted 737 air tanker from the Port Alberni-based aviation company. Coulson is contracted to operate and maintain that 737 for the Rural Fire Service, and also has a second 737 and second C-130 operating in the state of Victoria, Fitzsimmons said. Source: https://www.vicnews.com/news/b-c-based-coulson-aviation-c-130-crashes-in-australia/
  22. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service confirms three people have died after a C-130 heavy air tanker owned by Coulson Aviation crashed in Australia this afternoon. The aircraft was deployed to fires in the Snowy Mountains. They lost contact with the machine and the flight tracker stopped. “There’s no indication at this time what caused the accident,” NSW RFS commission Shane Fitzsimmons said in a press conference tonight. There were approximately four other aircraft in the area fighting the fire at the time. The weather has been hot, dry and windy with smoke and dust in the area. “It was another very difficult, aggressive fire day.” “We are deeply saddened to confirm there were three fatalities,” Coulson Aviation confirmed in a post on its Coulson Aviation – Next Gen Firefighting Facebook page. The aircraft had departed Richmond, NSW with a load of retardant and was on a firebombing mission. “The accident response team has been activated as well as local emergency services. Coulson Aviation will be sending a team to the site to assist in emergency operations. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the three crew members onboard,” said the statement, signed “The Coulson Family.” The NSW RFS reported on Twitter at 7:22 p.m. PST that it was investigating reports of a “serious incident” involving an aircraft in southern New South Wales. The NSW RFS media release states that contact was lost with a large air tanker working in the Snowy Monaro area. The wreckage has been located. There was a fireball associated with the crash, according to the NSW RFS spokesperson. “First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the three crew…and with Coulson Aviation, with whom we’ve had a long association.” New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in a news conference that the crash “demonstrates the dangerous work being undertaken and demonstrates the conditions that our firefighters are working under. There were in excess of 70 aircraft being used today (Jan. 23 in Australia) alone. “Today is a stark and horrible reminder of the dangerous conditions that our volunteers and emergency services personnel across a number of agencies undertake on a daily basis.” Berejiklian said there were 1,700 volunteers and personnel working to control fires a number of fires across New South Wales on the day the plane crashed. Coulson grounded their large air tankers this afternoon in NSW and Victoria pending a review and out of respect to the families of the crew members, a NSW spokesperson said. No names are being released pending notification of next of kin. All three crew members were U.S. residents, Fitzsimmons said. Coulson Aviation representatives will be in Sydney, NSW within the next 24 hours. Coulson and the NSW RFS have worked together for the past four or five years and last year purchased a converted 737 air tanker from the Port Alberni-based aviation company. Coulson is contracted to operate and maintain that 737 for the Rural Fire Service, and also has a second 737 and second C-130 operating in the state of Victoria, Fitzsimmons said. Source: https://www.vicnews.com/news/b-c-based-coulson-aviation-c-130-crashes-in-australia/ View full record
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