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  1. Thank you gentlemen, We are fielding a RFQ for a new APU test set. Greatly appreciate your help!.
  2. Hello Lkuest, You wouldn't happen to know if the -185L is installed on the J would you? Thanks! Eric
  3. Anybody got the gouge on what the difference is between the GTCP85-180L and the GTCP85-185L? Thanks!
  4. Thanks for the kind words Gizzard, Not having been a C-130 maintainer or flyer, I would never make a claim of being a C-130 person. I haven't earned the right.
  5. All, I am no longer with my previous employer and regrettably no longer working with the C-130 community. Please accept my sincere thank you for all the help, advice and humor the members of this board have provided over the years. I’ll drop in from time to time to stay caught up, but again I really needed to express my thanks and heart felt appreciation for everyone here. Eric aka Jetcal1
  6. "It depends very much on the material of the wheel or tire and the sort of ground." Does this mean the wheel will encounter less resistance running over the airman versus the maintenance chief?
  7. You might not, but the CAIR and the ACLU would scream bloody murder.
  8. Hey, my first engine in the navy, R2800 for the C-118 in 1979. (-57W, if memory serves me correctly)
  9. Aside from the fuel costs, if I remember correctly, the instrument shop should have a H261-11. You can use it to test an indicator if you can't run an on-wing swap.
  10. 1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.. He acquired his size from too much pi. 2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian 3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still. 4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption. 5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery. 6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering. 7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum
  11. Preparing For A Career As A Military Pilot This was sent from an aspiring young man who wanted to become a pilot ... a fighter pilot; Sir: I am D. J. Baker and I would appreciate it if you could tell me what it takes to be an F-16 fighter pilot in the USAF. What classes should I take in high school to help the career I want to take later in life? What could I do to get into the Air Force Academy? Sincerely, DJ Baker ********************************************* From: Van Wickler, Kenneth, Lt Col, HQ AETC Anybody in our outfit want to help this poor kid from Cyberspace?
  12. Congratulations! Don't worry, if mom didn't get 'em them pinned in the right place, there will be plenty of volunteers to ensure you have "alignment marks" after they "pin" them on for you. (Can they still do that?)
  13. I'd have few concerns about the airframe. It's the systems that I'd be concerned about. The Chinese are interesting, I saw a MiG-15 brought in by the SDASM in the mid-80's. The workmanship was beautiful. Aside from a few tell tale tooling marks the rivets could have been done by a machine instead of a bucking bar. However, my sister who does business over there, claims the workers will copy mistakes even though they know it unless they are told otherwise.
  14. Was this the TD tester? I know you stated the cables were bad, but our indicator is in the tester. Please let me know if you have any problems with our part!!
  15. We will be at the C-130 TCG this year. I would like to extend an invitation to all Herkybird folks to come by booth 312. Our Air Force programs manager, Derek Moffa will be there. If you have any questions, please call him at 817-798-0215. He is bringing some equipment for people to get a look at. H395 T56 Thermocouple Tester H391T-56-1 Tachometer Tester H394 Thermocouple, thermal switch, fire loop tester More importantly if you have any of our gear, we would appreciate any feed back so we can make any needed improvements.
  16. jetcal1

    FE Coffee Cup

    Never, ever question the domestic engineers judgment
  17. jetcal1

    FE Coffee Cup

    I assume she is the engineer at home?
  18. "Not sure what oil from the FCU drain indicates as the fuel pump drain is also drained on that line." Is this draining near or at a garbox mount pad? In the the thrust engine world, oil coming from a drain line at the gearbox mounting points to a failure of the garlock seal. Not a tough fix if you have the puller.
  19. Perhaps it would be a good idea to contact any manufacturer that provides derated or flat rated engines and see what they suggest for HSI/TBO intervals for those engines versus the original rating. That would be a great indication of what a lower TiT does. As far as the VIP flights, perhaps the engines experienced more cycles than a patron mission profile. I would imagine that a B737 making flights between Dallas and Tulsa would have more cycles and less time than a B737 flying between Dallas and LA. More cycles, less hours is still a potentially degraded hot section and less time on
  20. Trev, Keep in mind, I AM NOT a C-130 mech. My only involvement here is due to working for a company that manufactures C-130/T56 test gear. (Disclaimer) When multiple failures of the same system or component have come up before; 1. We have had a bad batch of parts come through the system 2. There has been a change to the component limits (specifications) by the manufacturer without updating the T.O. (Causing the unit or system or test equipment to fail the unit for being out of limits.) 3. Bad test equipment I’m not sure if this will help you, but it’s food for thought. As an asid
  21. Are you using the same test equipment on each check? Do you have another aircraft you can run the same checks on? If so, when used to test other components are they passing?
  22. Okay, Here is a listing of somebody who has four of them for sale. 8656-60 KIT. OVERHAUL David Florez A&E PARTS Ph: 818-232-7295 Fax: 818-358-4180 7751 ALABAMA AVE, UNIT 12 CANOGA PARK, CA 91304 UNITED STATES He can probaly tell you.
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