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  1. When I went through Little Rock in '82 there were red, yellow and green wings. If I remember right the tanks were removed from yellow wings. And there were wieght, type of mission and turbulence restrictions.

    When the gunships and talons got outer wings they had rounded dry bay panels, external probes and the water removal system.

    Also got the dry bay drain to the engine instead of just holes in the bottom.

  2. I was taught to look at the TIT (and other things). For example if three of them are reading about 30 and one is on 0 make a mental note of it and see how they read when running because that’s when it really counts. There were a few occasions where the suspect engine did show signs of thermocouple decay. If it wasn’t too bad, put it in null and fly it. This was before the 720,750 cold start change came out. After that change thermocouple decay became a showstopper IAW the dash1.

    We went through a lot of thermocouples in gunships for some weird reason.

  3. hay al sent you some e-mail in reguards to the SIM at the end of the month i'll be coming to get my refresher on, shoot me back some e-mail to let me know the schedule


    Okie Dokie, did you send it to my .lmco or .mil?

  4. Dan, when I was the Rock that's what we had to do with the E's and the 73 H's. The only things we really had to watch out for was the IPs and students moving the throttles too fast on T & Gs with the H models in the winter. Easy to over torque them.

    When I got to the 16th SOS I was told (by your old friend G Eller) thats why we call torque on touch and goes and go arounds instead of TIT.

    What do other units call with -15s, torque or TIT?

  5. Jake, Thanks for the reply, What I don't understand is how can you run the dump pumps without dumping fuel? All I remember is the cover guarded dump switches on the aft of the fuel control panel, you flip them and you have fuel coming out your wing tips. I remember the dump pumps being mounted on a pedestal except for the external tanks. Its been a long time since I've been around a Herk but is my memory that bad? bob woods

    The X valves dont open when the plane leaves the ground. They are on seperate switches.

  6. Reminds me of when the C-17 Nancies clamed they invented a new drop technique for MREs that was actually developed by some guys in the 7th SOS years earlier. Mike Duffie was one of the guys.

    Back me up on the year Skip, if I remember right it was early 90s to drop for the Kurds?

  7. When 69-6572 did their yankin' and bankin' during Desert Storm the G-meter showed +4 and -1 1/2 when I went out to FCF it.

    Reason for the FCF was combination of engine and prop changes that were required.

    Funny thing is after that it took less rudder trim for it to fly straight than before the acrobatics. There was a story about that plane being bent in Viet Nam, so we started saying that they bent it back.

  8. Wonder what the power steering pump is used for? Looks like the lines go towards the back.

    Got to watch one of these in action at an Andrews airshow in 79/80. The sound of those uncorked motors reving made my private parts get all tingly.

  9. AND, I told her that she needed to "change the air in the tires every time she changed the oil". I "explained" to her that the air gets stale and causes "dry rot" inside of the tire and causes the rubber to break down. I proceeded to show her how to use a valve stem removal tool as well.

    We had a local truck stop that had "free" air on the truck side. So, I advised her to go to the truck stop to change the air so she didn't have to "pay" for the air.

    Sure enough, she left and headed toward the truck stop.

    And sure enough, I parked at a distance and laughed my ass off as this blonde got out and proceeded to let all of the air out of her tires and then "replace" it.

    I never told her any differently..........

    I'm glad my daughter didn't rent a place there and ask you for advice. You should be ashamed of your self.

  10. Yes. Buddy was flying H models and Jerry Hasslemann was my IO on this mission.


    Had a couple of beers with Buddy yesterday, he says that was quite a trip.

    Flew with Jerry when I first got to the 16th. He left in 81 I think.

    PS; 118th AES Retired, Sorry for the threadjack.

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