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  2. My gut feeling is the devices under load are considered more long lasting and stable and less likely to need a circuit breaker. Rare that a transformer fails, certainly at those loads. This is instrument power, 26 VAC single phase if I recall right. Never saw one fail in 26 years of fixing and flying.
  3. Probably need to add a picture of the schematic you are looking at so we can determine what you are actually looking to understand.
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  5. Since I was assigned to the 374th FMS "Sparkchaser" shop I got to work on All 21st, 40worst, "E" flt, 35th, 815th they just handed me the work orders! Throughout my career I started with "A"s, Then "B"s and "E"s in country, back to "E"s in the states to "WC"s converted for the Desert and then finished at Pope in 2009 with 87 and 88 model "H"s except for a year on F-4s and B57Gs at Ubon The Herc was and still is my favorite. Been in a couple flaming engine shutdowns but the Herc always got me on the ground again!
  6. Hi everyone Are there any differences between fuses and circuit breakers in the secondary AC power supply project? Why design like this? Thanks
  7. I went TDY to Herky Hill from Clark AFB Philippines in 1971and 1972, in support of the Areo repair shop. If anyone remembers me please contact me? Kit Abel
  8. Happy belated birthday Ken!! Don't know how I missed it!!!!!
  9. Sonny

    Tee Shot

    A guy stood over his tee shot for what seemed an eternity, looking up, looking down, measuring the distance, figuring the wind direction and speed... driving his partner nuts. Finally his exasperated partner says, "What the heck is taking so long? Hit the ball!" The guy answers, "My wife is up there watching me from the clubhouse. I want to make this a perfect shot." "Give me a break! You don't stand a snowball's chance of hitting her from here."
  10. 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. View full record
  11. Was a c130B crew chief out of Clark, Philippines. Rotated into TSN with aircraft to fly off hours between periodical inspections done at Clark. Was also temporarily assigned to TSN for either a 60 or 90 day period to assist with ground maintenance operations. DD214 did show award for in country duty ribbon and have numerous letters from maintenance officers sent to parents for my aircraft flying 100% of missions on rotations that would serve as proof of boots on ground.
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  13. That's a good one Sonny. I had never heard of a Lexophile. Ken
  14. N402LC is now registered as P2-LAD.
  15. 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"!
  16. 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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  19. Thanks Peter- I don't have 2J-T56-101CL-1. Can you give me a screenshot of that page.
  20. 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.
  21. 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!
  22. 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
  23. 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!
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