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Posted March 27
I never saw a sloping longeron replaced at field level, only depot. It is not something that can be done with little or no knowledge.
Many fuses are for lower amp ratings. I think 5A was the lowest for CBs, could be wrong. There were plenty of slo-blow fuses a well. And remember, Circuit breakers and fuses are there to protect the wiring, not the unit the voltage is going to.
Posted February 19
No sweat, glad i could help.
Posted January 11
These were used as upper windows on the A model, see 21 & 22 in the pic out of the C-130A-4.
I am 99.9% positive this control box is not a C-130 part. There have been many itterations of Terrain RADAR. This looks like it was used for landing, at least to me. Just becuase it has a WR sticker on it means nothing, except WRALC has been a dedicated RADAR repair facility since Christ was a corporal.
If you are that interested, maybe hit the IBM home page and contact them about it. Someone may track it down for you. Good luck.
You mean besides what is in the Tech orders?
Posted April 29, 2019
That seems like it is using the valid signal to turn on the the Capture light, and not deviation. When you do the TACAN and VOR, do you have the HSI course bar centered before you hit the L/NAV switch? If it wasn't< iwould think the A/P would drive the yoke hard one way or another. I will send you a message and give you my e-mail address. We can converse that way. Maybe if it gets solved we can post what the problem was.
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Posted April 21, 2019
Yes, Hoppy Easter!
Posted April 8, 2019
I wish I could be more help. I don't have any wiring diagrams to look at, especially for the video problem. Does the R/T sit in the aircraft cabin. Is the antenna a dish or flat array? I think this is similar to the RADAR we had on the C-141.
Posted April 7, 2019
Sorry, I misunderstood your question. I thought they were not touching on the ground, not while on jacks.
This was a topic of discussion many, many years ago at the PIWG conference. I though something was added to the tech orders. I will keep looking.
Posted April 5, 2019
Is there a requirement to have the bumpers touch? We went through this about "too many frikkin' years ago". An uneven ramp or uneven fuel load can cause the bumpers not to touch. Seems the reasoning was that the bumpers just protected the aircraft, s why the hell worry? Doesn't the rigging occur on Jacks?
Is there a requirement to have the bumpers touch? We went through this about "too many frikkin' years ago". An uneven ramp or uneven fuel load can cause the bumpers not to touch. Seems the reasoning was that the bumpers just protected the aircraft, s why the hell worry?
Posted April 3, 2019
I'm curious as to hpw you check the SCNS on the ground and get a capture on the pilot's side. I could fool the C-130E AWADS airplanes, but they had a CADC that had a minimum 100Kt output. How do you run a SCNS route on the ground?
Posted April 2, 2019
So let me ask this Milly, are you guys just changing parts then letting it fly again? Are there any stored faults in the system? The processor does monitor Track Angle Error and Cross Track from SCNS. I would think it would flag it if it lacks one of those signals.
You could try swapping out K300E, C/P TKE Course Datum Relay shown on sheet 6 of F0-5 in the 22GS-00-3 and K261MLS, C/P AZ Relay as shown on sheet 8. At least those could be ruled out.
What base are you all at, anyway?
You guys were lucky with swapping out the whole NIRP panel. I've seen back things happen doing that.
Posted March 18, 2019
Well, to start with, I can't find anything in any books that give an indication of how the Capture lamp is enabled. The N/L ARM light comes on just to show it has been selected. I am not sure if the deviation signals have to be sensed by the A/P processor or not. At this point, I think the Nav valid signals enable it. If you look at the lower right hand corner of Fig 3-6, sheet 4, you will see the Copilots's Nav/ILS Flag Driver. AYW1-107A22 goes from pin 6 up to the AP Processor Nav Valid #2. Looking at the diagram, I don't see a SCNS input.
In the 22GS, FO-5, sheet 9 doesn't show it either. BTW, these foldouts are pretty decent to see signal paths through all the different relays.
I am checking with someone that knows SCNS very well to see if he has any input, but I will keep looking. Please keep in mind I've been retired for 8 years, so it may take me longer than it used to.
Posted March 3, 2019
I am not sure what you mean by burning. Are they actually overheating and smell burnt when the aircraft lands? Or do they just shut down and not come back on when the aircraft is sitting on the ground? Have you tried changing the antenna anyway, or swapping it with another antenna from a different aircraft?
Posted February 24, 2019
Good job troubleshooting!
Posted February 10, 2019
5P3-3-26-4 is the tech order the IPB calls out, which is a parts breakdown. There is probably a 5P3-3-26-3, depot level book.
Posted February 9, 2019
They have been there since day 1. They do work with DC. They are a 3 wire input directly from the transmitter.
Posted December 31, 2018
That looks very similar to a pic I usually post.
Happy New Year!!!
Posted December 13, 2018
We used to do this on the MC-130E blackbirds.
Posted December 3, 2018
Posted December 1, 2018
I had to draw pictures and show the colonels how the friction knob worked so they could spend the money. One or two of our handles was creeping and wouldn't lock down.