Jump to content
Aero Precision provides OEM part support for military aircraft operators across more than 20 aircraft

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Yesterday
  2. Are these for sale? I collect stuff like this, I'll buy em for sure
  3. Last week
  4. Hello friends. I would need your knowledge concerning this technical manual. The French Air Force only received these C130s in 1986/1987. Who was this manual intended for? Thanks for your help. Laurent
  5. Hey Ken another Naha Sparkchaser here. I do remember in late 69 early 70 we Naha and the "A"s moved from TSN to CRB right after Christmas when the CCK "E"s moved from CRB to TSN. I remember spendin many a night drinking beers at the Hooch I left CRB in March for Naha then DEROS'd to states in June. Was back over in 71-72 at Ubon chasing sparks on the F-4 and B-57G.during end of Linebacker I and going into Linebacker II.
  7. Dennis, welcome to the forum. I kind of figured there were no new "old " guys left. Your dates kind of coincide with my idea when Herky Hill was built! Now, another question. I spent many days and nights living at Herky Hill through June 1970. First with A models from Naha and then with E models from CCK. For some reason, I can't remember when the Herky Hootch (the bar) was built. Also, how about the officers quarters and club? It seemed like almost every time I returned to CRB and the Hill, there was something new and different, Also, the chow hall appeared during my time there. I do remember the rest room at the Herky Hootch bar. Remember it was a 50 gal drum in the sand. (maybe some structure around it). I also remember a guy stepping in to where it was moved from previously. Of course it was unmarked, ---but very soft and wet----not water by the way.! Anyway, if you or any of you other guys still around, can add to this subject, it would be good for some memory jogging. Again Dennis , happy to have you, Ken
  8. One Sunday, in counting the money in the weekly offering, the Pastor of a small church found a pink envelope containing $1,000. It happened again the next week! The following Sunday, he watched as the offering was collected and saw an elderly woman put the distinctive pink envelope on the plate. This went on for weeks until the pastor, overcome by curiosity, approached her. "Ma'am, I couldn't help but notice that you put $1,000 a week in the collection plate," he stated. "Why yes," she replied, "every week my son sends me money and I give some of it to the church." The pastor replied, "That's wonderful. But $1000 is a lot, are you sure you can afford this? How much does he send you?" The elderly woman answered, "$10,000 a week." The pastor was amazed. "Your son is very successful; what does he do for a living?" "He is a veterinarian," she answered. "That's an honorable profession, but I had no idea they made that much money," the pastor said. "Where does he practice?" The woman answered proudly, "In Nevada .. He has two cat houses, one in Las Vegas, and one in Reno"
  9. Business one-liners: A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer. A pat on the back is only a few inches from a kick in the pants. A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to put in his mouth. A penny saved has not been spent. A penny saved is an economic breakthrough. A penny saved is ridiculous. A problem cannot be solved using the same level of thinking that created it. (In other words, if you screw it up, you can't fix it.) A real person has two reasons for doing anything...a good reason and the real reason. A short cut is the longest distance between two points. A short line outside a building becomes a long line inside. Business one-liners 06: A stagnant science is at a standstill. A theory is better than its explanation. A transistor protected by a fast-acting fuse will protect the fuse by blowing first. A well-adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous. Ability is a good thing but stability is even better. Ability is like a check, it has no value unless it is cashed. Absolutum obsoletum. (If it works, it is out of date.) - Stafford Beer According to my calculations, the problem doesn't exist. According to the official figures, 43% of all statistics are totally worthless. Adding manpower to a late software product makes it later.
  10. Make sure the antenna cables are connected correctly. There is a possibility that two are swapped.
  11. Not familiar with that RADAR. Given all you have changed, try changing the waveguide between the R/T and the antenna.Corrosion may cause false targets.
  12. Let me introduce myself: I am a new member. My name is Dennis Byrne. I’m a Naha vet circa 1967-1969, with the 374th FMS electric shop(a spark chaser) ...ha ha. I pulled my share of TDY’s to CRB. First one during the Tet offensive. Lot’s of stories about that but not now. Your question about Herkey hill. I was one of “the slave labor team” that moved all the “maintenance guys “ from the 12th TFW area hootches to the new 2 story barracks. We worked from dawn to dusk for several days during August 1968. Lugging 150 lb locker in and out, up and down stairs. Talk about bloody hands, sore backs, and I’ll tempers. No Vietnamese help. Strictly GI labor. We also moved all the beds/mattresses/furniture. But the lockers were the worst. Later, to add insult to injury, I was ordered to pull the very first dorm guard that night. Now remember where the Hercules barracks were!! Adjacent to the beach which had very, very fine sand. The barracks walls were lined with screens to allow for ventilation because no fans in building. Early the next morning the guys started waking up. That’s when the screaming started. The guy’s yelling that they can’t see or hear!! Seems that the sand blew through the screen and settling in the eye sockets or ears. What a cluster f...k!! It was like a Chinese fire drill!! Ha ha. Our temporary fix was to go to the hangars and remove the plastic coverings on the new T56 engines that were in supply. We took the plastic and nailed it to the inside walls to keep the sand out. Talk about bad planning by CE or Sea Bee builders. My TDY was cut short and not sure what the permanent fix was!! War is hell!!
  13. Earlier
  14. Yea I get that lol The question is what is the difference in weight of pallet position with or without doors. Or is there a difference
  15. I thought I had posted this question before, but I can't find it now. For you old-timers. What is the service ceiling for the C-130A? Thanks, Don R.
  16. Actually, some commercial Hercs have paratroop doors. I was an FE on a brand new one in 1991 in Angola. They're called "aft entry doors." Don R.
  17. I'm mainly curious about the difference in weight allowed in position 5 with and without paratroop doors Does the door limit the pallet weight or does the dual rail system? I can't wrap my brain around why you would build a rail system that created that limit of 8,500 especially on a brand new J. It seems to me that the paratroop door is the limiting factor hence why they would eliminate them from the L-100 (plus the obvious lack of need on a civilian bird for paratroopers)
  18. hehe, You are no doubt referring to the L-382G which is 180 inches longer than ( 100 FWD, 80 AFT) the original C-130's and there are 7 pallet positions on the floor. As per Lockheed publication SMP 521-4, Section II, page 2-10, Dated 1 JULY 1970 Pallet Position E (5) shows 35,000 lbs. Of interest, the ramp is rated for 6000 lbs., not 5000 lbs. as the shorter ones were. A letter from Lockheed advises there were no structural changes made when the ramp was approved for 1000 lbs more. I speculate that buying customers wanted the availability of more ramp weight when they got more volume. However, on the C-130H-30's publication TM 382T-5 Section 111 page 3-17, Max weight on the ramp remains 5000 lbs. You can probably confirm this with any C-130H-30 L/M. Maybe it was changed on the C-130J? Hope this helps, Bill
  19. Hello, Does anyone have access to the -9 loading manual for an L-100? Looking for weight limitation of pallet position #5 for an L-100 without paratroop doors Is it the same as a C-130 with paratroop doors?
  20. Hello,Dears we have installed  a GTC(85-71A) on C 130B aircraft having T56- 7B engine. After installation,GTC started normal &produces 34 psi press with 4100 ft elevation & 26 °C temp in the air field.But during main engine start GTC press drops to 15 psi,gain slowly up to 22 psi before starter release.The main engine takes time to become on speed 75 sec which is out of limit. For rectification already we have changed GTC load control valve,two thermostat, acceleration limiter, speed switch, FCU,air press regulator but found no joy. In this situation i seek your valuable opinion to rectify the GTC,so that main engine could be started with in 60 sec approx.   



  21. Hello,Dears we have installed  a GTC(85-71A) on C 130B aircraft having T56- 7B engine. After installation,GTC started normal &produces 34 psi press with 4100 ft elevation & 26 °C temp in the air field.But during main engine start GTC press drops to 15 psi,gain slowly up to 22 psi before starter release.The main engine takes time to become on speed 75 sec which is out of limit. For rectification already we have changed GTC load control valve,two thermostat, acceleration limiter, speed switch, FCU,air press regulator but found no joy. In this situation i seek your valuable opinion to rectify the GTC,so that main engine could be started with in 60 sec approx.   



  22. hehe

    RDR 1 F radar

    Sorry. Have you done engine runs on the ground and done multiple configurations of power levels to get the plane to shake on the ground? Or have you done a full shakedown of the wiring while someone watches the system?
  23. Problem : Hi! I am technician of BAF 61-0962 C-130B aircraft. Presently we are operating in MONUSCO, Dr Congo under United Nations. The TCAS system of our aircraft is CAS - 81.I am having a problem with this type of TCAS system. The problem is that TCAS shows opposite traffic its original position. In details, the position of the intruder is left of own aircraft but TA/VSI shows right and the position of the intruder is right of own aircraft but TA/VSI shows left.
  24. Hello All,here is my very latest updated list of VNAF C-130A HERCULES serial numbers and tailcodes. 54-01631/??? 54-01634/GZP 54-01640/HCO 55-00001/GZB 55-00002/??? 55-00005/GZC 55-00006/??? 55-00008/HCC 55-00012/GZH 55-00013/HCD 55-00016/GZE 55-00017/??? 55-00027/GZA 55-00034/HCE 55-00045/HCA 56-00476/HCI 56-00479/GZM 56-00481/GZK 56-00482/HCK 56-00483/??? 56-00489/GZJ 56-00495/??? 56-00500/HCL 56-00505/GZL 56-00518/HCM 56-00519/GZP 56-00521/HCH 56-00524/??? 56-00532/GZN 56-00542/GZO 56-00543/GZD 56-00545/HCP 57-00460/HCF 57-00465/??? 57-00472/HC? As before if anyone has any information updates or corrections please reply to fill in the gaps of THE REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM AIR FORCE 435 TS HCA-HCP and 437 TS GZA-GZP, thankyou.
  25. Mr hehe, can you explain it elaborately please. I cannot understand duplicate.
  26. DC10FE


    Here's a simple question for you old timers. What's the service ceiling for the C-130A. Thanks in advance. Don R.
  27. hehe

    RDR 1 F radar

    Have you done ground power runs to see if you can duplicate it?
  28. The L3Harris Technologies plant in Waco has won a contract to maintain up to four U.S. Navy and Marine Corps KC-130 aircraft used in air-to-air refueling, though impact of the work on employment levels was not announced. The sprawling facility at Texas State Technical College airport long has engaged in depot-level maintenance of C-130 military aircraft. But this contract is the first under a new “U.S. Navy acquisition initiative,” according to a press release from L3Harris spokesperson Lance Martin. The initiative could mean even more work for L3Harris locally, Martin said. Called the U.S. Navy’s Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services program, it allows companies to quickly secure the Navy’s nod to proceed with heavy duty maintenance and support services. L3Harris uses six hangars at TSTC airport and welcomes applications from students in the school’s aviation programs, Martin said. Up to four U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J/T aircraft will regularly fly into Waco for a thorough examination, maintenance and repairs that include new paint jobs if necessary, repairs, operational checks and test flights to ensure aircraft readiness. Martin referred to the testing as visual and nondestructive, and said it takes place when aircraft reach certain hours of operation. L3 and Harris Technologies merged last year to form L3Harris, which is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida. Executive leadership said the merger would create a defense company geared to pursue contracts meeting the U.S. Department of Defense’s vision for more sophisticated warfare systems. The aircraft the Waco facility will service, “was purchased by the Marine Corps to replace its aging fleet of KC-130F tanker aircraft. The ‘J’ is a primary aerial refueling aircraft for Marine fixed-wing jets and helicopters. The KC-130 Hercules can resupply austere battle zones, provide a Direct Air Support Center, insert ground troops and perform medevac operations,” according to a description featured on Military.com. The KC-130 has capacity to offload 57,500 pounds of fuel from wing-mounted and external tanks, in addition to a 3,600-gallon aluminum fuel tank that can be removed from the cargo area. It can transfer 300 gallons per minute to multiple aircraft simultaneously, according to Military.com. The team at L3Harris in Waco has the experience, resources and facilities to conduct maintenance on these planes in a timely fashion, Jon Piatt, vice president and general manager of Integrated Aerospace Systems wrote in the press release. “We are pleased the U.S. Navy selected us to apply our proven and trusted expertise to augment mission readiness for these critical U.S. Navy and Marine Corps C-130 aircraft,” Piatt said in the press release. Martin could not provide an exact dollar value on the work and would not speculate on whether it would create additional jobs at the Waco plant. He said L3Harris Technologies employs about 750 at its Waco site. L3 last year won a $499 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to perform avionics upgrades on 176 C-130H aircraft in Waco. The award was announced prior to the merger that formed L3Harris Technologies. Work has continued on that project despite COVID-19, Martin said Tuesday. L3Harris enjoys about $18 billion in annual revenue and has 48,000 employees and customers in more than 100 countries, the company said.
  1. Load more activity
  • Newsletter

    Want to keep up to date with all our latest news and information?
    Sign Up
  • Create New...