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  2. LAWS FOR ENGINEERS: Engineering is a science that runs on the laws of physics. We have all studied these laws in our formal education. There are other laws that are equally powerful, however. These are found through experience in the classroom of applied technology. Here is a summary of the laws of physics for your entertainment. The authors are unknown (or perhaps wish to remain unknown). We thank them for their insight into real-world broadcasting. GRUNDMAN'S LAW -- Under the most carefully controlled conditions of pressure, temperature, humidity and other variables, the system will perform as it damn well pleases. KNIGHT'S LAW -- A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the pants. HIDLEY'S LAW -- Nothing is impossible for a man who doesn't have to do the work. DUNCAN'S LAW -- When in doubt, mumble. EVAN'S LAW -- Every man has a scheme that will not work. HULKO'S LAW -- A theory is better than its explanation. STORYK'S LAW -- The amount of work done varies inversely with the amount of time spent in the office. WORAM'S LAW -- Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. NORDAHL'S LAW -- Everything goes wrong at once. EMERMAN'S LAW -- In a crisis that forces a choice to be made among alternative courses of action, people tend to choose the worst possible course. TARSIA'S LAW -- The obvious answer is always overlooked. SNODDY'S LAW -- It works better if you plug it in. HARRISON'S LAW -- There is always an easy answer to every problem-- neat, plausible, and wrong. MEADOW'S LAW -- It won't work. WESTLAKE'S LAW -- The first 90 percent of the project takes 90 percent of the time, and the last 10 percent takes the other 90 percent. HARNED'S LAW -- Once you open a can of worms, the only way to recan them is to use a larger can. SCHNEE'S LAW -- Anything that begins well will end badly. (Note: The converse of this law is not true.) STONE'S LAW -- Necessity is the mother of strange bedfellows. GOLDEN'S LAW -- A man with one watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure. PERRY'S LAW -- If the facts do not conform to the theory, they must be disposed of. GARAY'S LAW -- An object will fall so as to do the most damage. KELSEY'S LAW -- Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish yourself as an expert. LIGHTNER'S LAW -- If it happens, it must be possible. GUY'S LAW -- The probability of a given event occurring is inversely proportional to its desirability. MOYSSIADIS' LAW -- As soon as you mention something, if it's good, it goes away; if it's bad, it happens. CAPPS' LAW -- If it can find a way to wear out faster, it will. LIPPELL'S LAW -- If a research project is not worth doing, it is not worth doing well. NEUMANN'S LAW -- Whoever has the gold makes the rules. CALBI'S LAW -- Nothing is as easy as it looks. MARINO'S LAW -- Everything takes longer than you think it will. TODRANK'S LAW -- There are two types of people: those who divide people into two types, and those who do not. BROSIOUS' LAW -- The components you have will expand to fill the available space. INGOLDSBY'S LAW -- You cannot determine beforehand which side of the bread to butter. MERTEN'S LAW -- The more time you spend in reporting on what you are doing, the less time you have to do anything. Stability is achieved when you spend all your time reporting on the nothing you are doing. ZENTZ'S LAW -- Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out. LUDWIG'S LAW -- The other line moves faster. DOZIER'S LAW -- Negative expectations yield negative results. Positive expectations yield negative results. ** RETTINGER'S LAW** -- Nothing is ever a complete failure; it can always serve as a bad example. RICKER'S LAW -- Experiments should be reproducible. They should all fail the same way. BODEN'S LAW -- If an experiment works, you must be using the wrong equipment. HANSCH'S LAW -- Work expands to fill the time available for its completion. EBERLE'S LAWS -- 1. Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse. 2. No matter what results are expected, someone is always willing to fake it. 3. No matter what occurs, someone believes it happened according to his pet theory. 4. No matter what the result, someone is always eager to misinterpret it. FULGINITI'S LAW -- In a hierarchical organization, the higher the level, the greater the confusion. SAX'S LAW -- All laws are basically false.
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  4. AC-130J Crews Awarded 2021 Mackay Trophy for Safeguarding Afghanistan Evacuation June 30, 2022 | By Greg Hadley A pair of AC-130J Ghostrider crews have been tapped to receive the 2021 Mackay Trophy, awarded by the Air Force and the National Aeronautic Association for the year’s most meritorious flight. The trophy is in recognition of their actions during the withdrawal from Afghanistan that aided in the rescue of some 2,000 American diplomats. All told, 18 Airmen from the 73rd Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., received the recognition June 30. As the U.S. completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan in the summer of 2021, the Taliban seized territory at a rapid rate. On Aug. 15, Taliban fighters entered the capital city of Kabul, forcing the U.S. to rapidly evacuate its embassy in the city. In the midst of that evacuation, two AC-130Js, call signs Shadow 77 and 78, alert-launched from Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates to provide close air support for the evacuating personnel. According to the NAA citation, the crews “maintained visual custody of all American personnel” headed to Hamid Karzai International Airport and provided real-time video to Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley. The citation also notes that the crews flew the longest unaugmented flight in the AC-130J’s young history—the gunship first flew in 2014. With the AC-130Js providing close air support, 2,000 Americans were able to evacuate with zero casualties. The following Airmen crewed Shadow 77 and 78: Shadow 77 Capt. Lawrence S. Bria Capt. Sam B. Pearce Capt. Aaron M. Rigg Maj. Joshua T. Burris Capt. Michael G. Shelor Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Mayle Staff Sgt. Kevin P. Heimbach Senior Airman Denver M. Reinwald Senior Airman Timothy J. Cisar Shadow 78 Capt. Culley R. Horne 1st Lt. William A. Bachmann Capt. Ryan M. Elliott Capt. Benjamin A. Hoyt Staff Sgt. Dylan T. Hansen Staff Sgt. Andrew J. Malinowski Staff Sgt. Tyler J. Blue Staff Sgt. Gregory A. Page Senior Airman Miguelle B. Corpuz The crews of Shadow 77 and 78 are the latest Airmen to be recognized for their efforts in the evacuation of Kabul amid chaotic conditions. A number of C-17 crew members, who landed at Hamid Karzai International Airport to airlift personnel and civilians out, have been recognized with the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. The Mackay Trophy was first awarded in 1912 and is on permanent display at the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. A ceremony to present the trophy to the crews of Shadow 77 and 78 will occur at a date to be determined, the NAA said.
  5. Old thread but I designed a lot of the equipment that flew on those "trash haulers" at DET4 at Ontario airport....
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  7. We had 10 Rescue birds at Hill AFB Ut. in 1971 when we stood up The 1550 ATTW. Had H. N and P models and all of them had the ODS rails. And as stated before we used the winch on the ODS to lift the end of the 1800gal. tanks and drag them to the end of the ramp. We also removed the Fulton booms on the nose at Hill as they made too much noise and no one was qualified on the system anymore. Some tails, 971 and 851 and 224 I think. Been so many years ago. We crew chiefs were trained on the IFR pods also, what a mess when the hose unwound inside the pod. Max hacksaw time.
  8. I was stationed at Sewart from 63 to 66. Was assigned to either the 61st or 62nd ,don't remember which,for about 2 months on B models then the 18th was formed with A models and I being a newbe was transferred to the 18th. Didn't take me but a day to realize the A models were a baaaaad deal. I survived 18 months and 2, 60 day rotes to Clark and TDY in country to VN on the A models. Found out about Scanner openings on brand new E models in the 4442/4446 CCTW down the flight line and jumped at the chance to be a crew member and a full time flying job. Did that till I left Sewart in Nov.66. Great job. Anybody know Joe Tidwell or Clyde Cook at Sewart? 61st or 62nd. Worked with Clyde as an ART for many years.
  9. Netherlands Selects Embraer C-390M To Replace C-130H Fleet June 17, 2022 The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has announced that it plans to purchase the Embraer C-390M to replace its C-130H Hercules fleet. Secretary of State for Defense Christophe van der Maat wrote to the House of Representatives that the first C-390M is aimed to be obtained by 2026. The Netherlands will become the third NATO member to buy the C-390 after Portugal and Hungary. RNLAF currently has four C-130H aircraft that have reached the end of their lifespan. While the initial plan was to use these till 2031, RNLAF decided to replace them in 2020 due to low serviceability rates and defects. RNLAF also decided to purchase five aircraft to replace the four C130Hs. This is to increase flying hours from 2,400 to 4,000, which has been necessitated by the security situation in eastern Europe as well as scenarios like the evacuation from Afghanistan in 2021. The additional capacity will help RNLAF support units better, contribute to European needs and respond to calamities quicker, wrote van der Maat. The C-390M is also intended to be used in the seven nation European Air Transport Command. The Ministry of Defense found that the C-390M met requirements better than the Lockheed Martin C-130J, which was seen as the favorite. C-390M has greater availability, requires lower maintenance and has better operational characteristics. The C-390M can also meet the 2,400 flying hour minimum requirement with just four aircraft while the C-130J needs five aircraft for this. Due to the expanded flying hour requirement, cost would be between €1 to €2.5 billion instead of the estimated €250 million to €1 billion. The selection comes as a boost to Embraer’s efforts to find customers for the C-390M. In February 2022, the Brazilian Air Force had reduced its order quantity from 28 to 22. Portugal and Hungary had purchased five and two aircraft respectively. Multiple nations like Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic and others had expressed interest in purchasing the C-390, signing letters of intent for a total of 27 aircraft. Recently, Embraer stated to Financial Express Online that the C-390 would be offered to India.
  10. The following are actual statements found on insurance forms where car drivers attempted to summarize the details of an accident in the fewest words as possible: The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him. I collided with a stationary truck coming the other way. I had been driving for forty years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident. The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intentions. I thought the window was down, but I found it was up when I put my head through it. The indirect cause of the crash was the little guy in a small car with a big mouth. An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my car, and vanished. A truck backed through my windshield and into my wife's face. A pedestrian hit me and went under my car. Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don't have. I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law, and headed over the embankment. In and attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole. I had been shopping for plants all day and was on my way home. As I reached the intersection, a hedge sprang up, obscuring my vision and I did not see the other car. As I approached the intersection a sign suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign had ever appeared before. I was unable to stop in time to avoid the accident. I was on my way to the doctor with rear-end trouble when my universal joint gave way causing me to crash. I told the police I was not injured, but on removing my hat, found that I had a fractured skull. To avoid hitting the bumper in front of me, I struck the pedestrian. My car was legally parked as it backed into the other vehicle. The pedestrian had no idea which way to run, so I ran over him. I was thrown from my car as it left the road. I was later found in a ditch by some stray cows. I was sure the old fellow would never make it to the other side of the road when I struck him. The telephone pole was approaching. I was attempting to swerve out of its way when it struck the front end.. I saw a slow moving, sad faced old gentlemen as he bounced off the hood of my car.
  11. tinyclark


    Actually, the ring segement would probqbly be right under the panel, though I don't know why they would mark it there.
  12. Hey all, We recently had an issue with a plane C130 J model when it comes to bleed downs as well as fumes and smell of burnt rubber when up speeding 2 of the engines. Crew report smell of burnt rubber when they up speed. We did a bleed down and it's not very close to passing. The bleed down with all 4 engines open is about 15 seconds, all 4 engines closed 14 seconds. If we isolate further and close the L and R Wing iso valves it drops to about 12 seconds. This led me to believe the problem is somewhere between the APU and bleed air ducting in the cargo. I've tried to feel for leaks along all accessible ducting and have yet to find any leaks. Any inputs/suggestions on what could cause such a bad bleed down as well as a smell of burnt rubber when upspeeding the engines? I have hand felt the associated ducting/iso/divider vales, external air connect check valve. Next on the list was the apu bleed air check valve. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
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  14. The front of the nacelle went to FS 399.05 on A models and 389.05 on E models, so 10 inches shorter.
  15. tinyclark


    Someone was screwing around, This goes on the ring segment at FS 165. Funny they taped over it when they painted at depot. "It ain't my job to remove it." It's been a while since I've been on an airplan, but I swear I've seen them before on the overhead panel. Tiny
  16. Found out the second one was a restricted oil line. Just need to figure out the first one.
  17. Sonny

    The Plan

    The Plan: In the beginning was the Plan. And then came the Assumptions. And the Assumptions were without form. And the Plan was without substance. And darkness was upon the face of the Workers. And they spoke among themselves, saying, "It is a crock of s%@#, and it stinks." And the Workers went unto their Supervisors and said, "It is a pail of dung, and we can't live with the smell. And the Supervisors went unto their Managers, saying, "It is the container of the excrements, and it is very strong, such that none may abide by it." And the Mangers went unto their Directors, saying, "It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide its strength." And the Directors spoke among themselves, saying to one another, "It promotes growth, and it is very powerful." And the Vice Presidents went to the President, saying unto him, "This new plan will actively promote the growth and vigor of the company with very powerful effects." And the President looked upon the Plan and saw that it was good. And the Plan became Policy. And that is how s%@# happens.
  18. tinyclark


    On the overhead panel? About where? Picture?
  19. I looked at a few of those issues, didn't really see anything. The removal of the ODS was at depot level, but would think there is a tcto number for that. I really don't think he will ever find anything even close to what he has. Such as it is. Have a good day.
  20. Dear Hercules and Orion Community Members, We are thrilled to announce that registration for the 2022 Hercules Orion Conference is now open. This year’s conference will be Oct. 17–20 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. We look forward to welcoming you back for a fantastic in-person conference featuring content tracks, keynote speakers, exhibitors, and social events that focus on the Hercules and Orion operators and maintainers. Complete registration information for operators, maintainers, exhibitors, and sponsors can be found at: Hercules Orion Conference Home Page (eventscloud.com) https://na.eventscloud.com/ehome/681892?&t=376f618c8fcace69410c00faf0bd1100 Please direct any questions to [email protected] or 770-494-9131.
  21. Maybe check the Lockheed News issues for better pics.
  22. Always goes to show you how accurate the books are.
  23. First one sounds like a bad fuel cluster, also pull the combustion liner and check for coking. Second could be a number of things: fuel cluster, speed switch, oil pressure sequencing switch, broken wire, dry solder joint on a cannon plug, bad 110% solenoid ..... be fun to debug it on test stand.
  24. I know that C-130A nacelles were shorter forward of the firewall. Does anyone know exactly how much shorter they were than the later nacelles? Thanks
  25. We have 2 GTCP85-180 APU's with two different issues. 1. This APU will not accelerate to full speed at all. You hit start and the starter turns the engine and combustion is occurring but doesn't go past about maybe 10% and stays there until I hit the off switch. I checked if there were any loose air lines and there were none. Any ideas? Bad starter? Broken FCU shaft? 2. This second APU just shuts down after maybe about 5 minutes of operating. No loads on it at all, it just dies. Could it be that fuel solenoid on the FCU or maybe the centrifugal switch? Is there any way to test what it could be without just swapping parts?
  26. 130th Airlift Wing Receives 8th and final C-130 J-30 Super Hercules CHARLESTON, WV, UNITED STATES 05.26.2022 Video by Edwin Wriston The 130th Airlift Wing received its 8th and final C-130 J-30 Super Hercules aircraft, #20-5940, Thursday, May 26, 2022, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia. https://www.dvidshub.net/video/845053/130th-airlift-wing-receives-8th-and-final-c-130-j-30-super-hercules?fbclid=IwAR0pZKCWP1KJhMiVmGZfYnoW6f43edxUUTnO20rdxNgXatO8iJ8vLNl9HnU
  27. hehe


    This is just a marking for the ring segment at fuselage station 165. The fuselage is essentially just a bunch of beefed up rings connected together.
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