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  1. Hello fellow Herk lovers. It's been a long time since I last checked in. A few years in fact. Had some health problems to deal with and of course the day to day grind. I'm not real sure if this is the proper place for this "homecoming", but I'm sure it will get moved if need be. I scrolled around a bit before signing in and noticed a few names still left from the old days. I did not see MT Crewchief or gizzard, although over the past few years I have been in personal contact with both of them as well as lee Sills. I made the trip out to Montana several times and Ken and I have become good frie
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  2. A man is dining in a fancy restaurant, and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He had been checking her out since he sat down, but lacked the nerve to talk with her. Suddenly she sneezes and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket towards the man. He reflexively reaches out, grabs it out of the air, and hands it back. "Oh my, I am so sorry," the woman says as she pops her eye back in place. "Let me buy you dessert to make it up to you." They enjoy a wonderful dessert together, and afterwards, the woman invites him to the theater followed by dr
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  3. Excel file I made some time ago, performance accurate to about 0.2% most of the time. Perf PPC v2.1.xlsx
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  4. Lost my uncle, Pfc Lewis Radcliffe on June 17, 1944 KIA during this invasion. Was able to visit Normandy in 1995 and find his grave which no family member had ever visited. I was there with my C-130 unit to honor D Day and ten of my maint. troops went with me to his grave. They were all in uniform and in formation and we had a ceremony where we refolded his flag over his grave. Very sober moment. Bill
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  5. Its so you can check your hair and your shades before stepping out the crew entrance door.
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  6. Just found this while messing around on computer. Since I was one of the loadmasters I want to say these are four of the most wonderful guys that I'm proud to call them my "Brothers" Ralph Bemis.
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  7. Hello: That design of the door is because of the space the wheel need to go up and down without get stuck. If you go to the emergency and abnormal procedures section of the flight manual, Main Landing gear Extension After Normal and Emergency System Failure, one note say this: Extend the Aft strut firt. The main landing gear doors are opened by a mechanical connection to the aft strut, and damage to the doors could result if the forward strut is extended firt. If the door don't have that shape the wheel would get stuck.
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  8. Excellent JPG Picture of GEN DISC SYSTEM SCHEMATIC Besr Regards Munir Abbasu
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  9. “Some predict that the C-130 will continue to operate well into the 21st century…”
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  10. The truth about Vaseline… A man doing market research for the Vaseline Company knocked at the door and was greeted by a young woman with three small children running around at her feet. “I’m doing some research for Vaseline. Have you ever used the product?” She said, “Yes. My husband and I use it all the time.” “If you don’t mind my asking,” he said, “what do you use it for?” “We use it for sex,” she said. The researcher was a little taken aback. “Usually people lie to me and say they use it on a child’s bi
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  11. First question is what year/model? Yes it matters if its a B-model verse a mid 80s H-model. Ground test valve commonly considered bad for transfers and to be honest it almost never is. Check the rigging to the ground test valve. It should be tighter on one cable verse the other so that the valve wants to pull to the closed position. The incorrect rigging of the cable is much more common than a valve itself. Check the brake shuttle valves. These can transfer aux to utility and utility to aux when brakes are used. They should not allow fluid to flow through them once they shi
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  12. These aren't Murphy's Laws but some of them should be: "The Law of Volunteering"--If you dance with a grizzly bear, you had better let him lead. "The Law of Avoiding Oversell"--When putting cheese in a mousetrap, always leave room for the mouse. "The Law of Common Sense" --Never accept a drink from a urologist. "The Law of Reality" --Never get into fights with ugly people, they have nothing to lose. "The Law of Self Sacrifice" --When you starve with a tiger, the tiger starves last.
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  13. Have you check the load of the generator before GEN OUT light illuminated. it probably defect of GEN GFT, installed in reverse polarity . Checked all six GFT polarity ie H1 and H2 IAW TO IC-130B-2-13 Muniir Abbasi Home of Hercules Pakistan
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  14. I was in the six item express lane at the store quietly fuming. Completely ignoring the sign, the woman ahead of me had slipped into the check-out line pushing a cart piled high with groceries. Imagine my delight when the cashier beckoned the woman to come forward looked into the cart and asked sweetly, "So which six items would you like to buy?"
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  15. Hey Chris, it's good to see you back on the forum. I kind of slowed down, but I am starting to miss you guys so am on here more often. I realize I am way behind on our "picture war", and I will be getting back in touch soon via e-mail or phone call. So, be expecting an e-mail soon loaded with pictures! By the way, I wished everybody a happy new year on the 31st of Dec. Anyway, old buddy good to see you here, Ken PS Up by Woodbine
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  16. Hello Fire extinguisher Squib Herks expertise. Life cycle of C-130B/E model aircraft Squib is not mentioned neither TOs 1C-130H-2-26JG-20-1 nor IC-130B-2-10 and IC-130B-2-7. but life of squib is mentioned in Service news in Vol 18,no1 which is not applicable in our fleet. any T.O which provides guide line for life of squib ,installed on Hercules aircraft. any expert opinion Munir Abbasi Home of Hercules Pakistan
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  17. The 1c-130A-6 references you to the 11A18-14-7
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  18. An investment counselor decided to go out on her own. She was shrewd and diligent, so business kept coming in, and pretty soon she realized that she needed an in-house counsel. She began to interview young lawyers. "As I'm sure you can understand," she started off with one of the first applicants, "in a business like this, our personal integrity must be beyond question." She leaned forward. "Mr. Peterson, are you an honest lawyer?" "Honest?" replied the job prospect. "Let me tell you something about honest. Why, I'm so honest
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  19. Filling the accumulator doesn't honestly do much to prevent an air bubble. It's the removing of the hydraulic line to the accumulator that create the issue No matter how fast you are in getting it capped, you will induce a large volume of air into the lines. I was a hydraulic tech on C-130E/H/J for 13 years. When you think you have the system bled enough, do another 10 cycles.
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  20. The suction boost pumps located near the reservoirs are used to provide a positive hydraulic pressure of 70-l 10 PSI to the suction side of each engine driven pump when turned on. This pressure prevents cavitation and helps to “prime” an engine driven pump should air get into the suction line. If the reservoir fluid level is kept within limits and correct maintenance procedures are followed, air will not enter the system. When a hydraulic component is replaced, the cavities of the new unit should be filled with system fluid (MI L-H-5606) just before installation to minimize entrapment of air.
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  21. Lots of things are possible. I mainly said to check the suction boost pump because you said the light came on. Usually engine pumps will just cause low pressure overall and maybe a low pressure light for that engine driven pump but the suction boost pump light coming on says the supply to both engine pumps was low. It could have been something as simple as an air bubble making its way through the system when the gear operated. Keep an eye out for having to service air side of accumulators often. If the air charge depletes often, it could be depleting into the hydraulic side and cr
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  22. My dear brother I agree with you Thanks Best Regards Munir Abbasi home Hercules Pakistan
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  23. DISCLOSURE NOTICE - This information is furnished upon the condition that it will not be released to another nation without the specific authority of the Department of the Air Force of the United States, that it will be used for military purposes only, that individual or corporate rights originating in the information, whether patented or not, will be respected, that the recipient will report promptly to the United States, any known or suspected compromise, and that the information will be provided substantially the same degree of security afforded it by the Department of Defense of
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  24. The doctor said, 'Joe, the good news is I can cure your headaches. The bad news is that it will require castration. You have a very rare condition, which causes your testicles to press on your spine and the pressure creates one hell of a headache. The only way to relieve the pressure is to remove the testicles.' Joe was shocked and depressed. He wondered if he had anything to live for. He had no choice but to go under the knife. When he left the hospital, he was without a headache for the first time in 20 years, but he felt like he was missing an important part of himself. As he wa
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  25. Useful Military Warnings: "Aim towards the Enemy." - Instruction printed on U.S. Rocket Launcher "When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend." - U.S. Army "Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground." - U.S.A.F. Ammo Troop "If the enemy is in range, so are you." - Infantry Journal "A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher f
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  26. A photographer, who was also a confirmed atheist, decided to go into the woods to get photos of the fall foliage. It was a beautiful day....fall colors, birds chirping, babbling brook, and a gentle breeze rustling the leaves. While snapping shots, the atheist heard a noise behind him, and whirled around to see a huge bear coming through the bushes. He dropped his camera and ran. And kept running....... and looking behind him, he noticed the bear was gaining on him. He was so scared that tears came to his eyes. He ran faster, b
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  27. For what it’s worth! Remembering a flight out of Ubon with my friend Melvin. Making_the_Pathway_Bright.docx
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  28. I got these from my friend Mel Copeland:
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  29. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today." The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting." she said... "How do you make babies?" "It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."
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  30. I kind of think the three bladed props were faster on the probably lighter A Model . But noisier for sure! I did quite a few Assault Landings & Take Offs on the A-model and 40 approx. 8 hr. Blind Bat missions, so I could tell the difference when cruising around in the Cadillac (E Model). I only was on my E Model for a few Assault landings etc. and they were just as fun as my A-model. I remember while at Naha, you could always tell when an E Model was on the ground being quieter and especially with Low Speed Ground Idle. You know, I have forgotten all of the not so fun times over
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  31. 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
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  32. 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.
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  33. Thanks. We have replaced VH and now all SAT.
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  34. Ok, well I have to admit I don’t remember Herk in my early C-130 career....but, I do know that wouldn’t be the only thing I wasn’t aware of! Thanks for the info hehe. ok, now I can redirect my grumpiness to something else!
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  35. Once you have a taste of the old C-130...nothing else will satisfy. Proven time and time again! Bill
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  36. 你留中文老外哪看的懂😆 據老教官說法TD修正量最大60度C,溫控840+60=900.所以推到910可以研判有無修正,參考參考。
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  37. I agree. Think it's a "safe for flight" mirror
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  38. There are multiple references to touch and go operations with fuel in the external tanks. Check your Normal procedures section for guidance. Some places it says to land "with little, if any, usable fuel in the external tanks" and other places it says "Crossfeed from... external tanks may be done during… touch and go landings" Not really a yes it is OK or a NO it is NOT OK, to do touch and goes with external tank fuel and crossfeed operations but your sink rate is limited to 300 FPM at touchdown any time there is more than 500LBS in the external tank. Less than 500 LBS is considered e
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  39. Looks like a prison mirror that somebody put there. Definitely not standard on all C-130.
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  40. guys, I flew bat 14 from fall of 69 until the last bat mission in sea. our crew flew the last bat mission. I actually have pictures of it, but will need my son to show me how to load and show them. BTW all our aircraft were black. SSGT Jim "SKI" Steszewski
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  41. Dino, it sounds like you have a collapsing flexible line. Looks ok on the ground, but once oil is flowing through the inner wall is collapsing . Other possibility is the follower in the tank may be damaged. I have had this a couple times
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  42. Another of my favorites: Blame the dead horse on the previous owner.
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  43. It appears to be SAAF 405 which was a C-130B later modified to a C-130BZ , Lockheed S/N 3765 originally assigned to the 28 Squadron.
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  44. Seems like it. we'll wait for the BoI to figure it out ...
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  45. C-130A 54-1640 was a "Snub-Nose" that was later at Willow Grove ARF,PA in 1975. I flew that a few times as an Flt Engineer. It flew great during a Europe run we made from the US. EFLTatCCK
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  46. Photo taken at Tan Sun Nhut shortly after the 1972 rescue and later printed in the Airlifter Newsletter. Several of those who were rescued are not in the picture because they were evaced to 3rd Field Hospital for injuries.
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