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  1. All I know is that it gets very hot there and the material is either titanium or stainless steel. regular alu plating or the honeycomb would melt in these extreme temps. greets bonzo
  2. Ramrod, Thats awesome......it makes it alot clearer. thanks for the copy of the T.O. bonzo
  3. Ramrod, thanks for the answer. makes it alot clearer why they are there.
  4. I get the same answer I am wondering if the Roller system(ADLS) has anything to do with it. like a chain hitting the floor when the hooks for the pallets are open during loading and unloading ? they are very thin stainless steel plates. just my 2c for today. Bonzo
  5. CGretired, She was in depot at hill last year, so I would say all TCTO's and other inspections are done but I would call some rep's at hill to find out.
  6. Bischoffm : Most hercs dont have the forward urinals anymore. One of the plates is right where you go from the flightdeck to the cargo compartment and covers some of the chine so really doesn't make sense.
  7. guys, this question isn't that technical but for the last few years I have been wondering what the plates on the floorboards right against the FS 245 are for. They are the funny looking ones like halve moons etc there are 4 in total and they are different shapes. they are thin stainless and nothing structural in my eyes. who can shine a light on this? thanks Bonzo
  8. guys, I hate to speculate about what went wrong but here is my guess. The spot lights in the top of the plane for loading and unloading the plane where on and cought the insulation on fire?? These lights put out some heat ! and where the bighole in the fuselage is thats where the light is. Bonzo
  9. Thomas, I have not seen anything more advanced than how we do it and that is run cabin pressure and do the hand/feel method. Some people like to use plastic shopping bags on a stick to find leaks in hard to reach areas. Sometimes if you have a big leak like on doors etc you can put surgical gloves in it from the inside to see where the leak is and it will be blown out. I really dont wanna be in a smoke filled aircraft to find out where the leaks are. Thermal imaging would be nice since bleed air is hot? What you could use is snoopy/ leak detection solution and spray the airplane and you will see bubbles. We did this once and it was a nightmare almost every rivet was leaking!!!! But then i think it was a 64FY so not too smart to try that on a old plane if you have a new airplane that should work. Most leaks we find are around the cargo door and ramp, crewdoor, main landinggear area near the shelfbrackets. The other leaks you might find is in the arm pit area. Good luck Bonzo
  10. hi guys, I have the yellow and the blue book. I prefer the yellow book it's much better than the blue book. The blue book is missing the left hand side for the access panels. The diagrams for the cabin pressure isn't as clear either in the blue book. But then again these books are for quick REFERENCE for sytem operations only and they should NOT be used as technical orders. I wished Lockheed would spend the time to make a book like the little yellow one.
  11. I think there are toomany factors. Tirepressure, type of surface you rolling it on,new tire or old tire, weight of the aircraft with or without fuel and with or without cargo. Maybe a pilot can tell you, I just have a highschool diploma and fix aircraft. Pilots have college degrees and fly the thing and break them for us. To me its basicly a thing of releasing the breaks and if it doesnt move, just push the throttles a little more. Hope that works.
  12. Herky, Sorry to hear that you are still working out of those OLD OLD buildings. I hope it wasn't too cold this winter with all the snow etc.
  13. tiny, I only used it on the cargobay windows. If you use it on the flightdeck windows yeah you wanna seal those voids. herky400 didnt the BAF get a new hangar after the fire at melsbroek? otherwise send it to vlb eindhoven they have nice hangars there I bet they dont mind
  14. Guys, this is what you are looking for it's Hi-tak tape made by AV-dec. I guess in change 14 of the 1C-130h-2-56JG they allow to use this tape instead of SKYFLEX it's HT-3935-7-100 it's a polyurethane tape and it has no cure time and zero hazmat. I have used it my self on windows and is dubble sided, under the floorboards we use the Tuf seal and has a teflon layer. Here is a link to the website of av-dec http://www.avdec.com/products/tapes/hi-tak-tape-ht-3935-7 Bonzo
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