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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #100 on: May 17, 2016, 07:13:33 PM »
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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #101 on: May 17, 2016, 07:18:05 PM »
Hey Norm, I think we now know why Don likes his trucks big & heavy.....

Question Don, at the regional track meet for my daughter up in Lyons CO. A chinook flew over with what looked like a large orange ball dangling from its under carriage. It flew past southwest then about 40 mins later it flew north again. Any idea what that ball hanging down there was for?
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« Reply #102 on: May 17, 2016, 07:25:06 PM »
Is that a weight for a hook so it doesn't fly around when it doesn't have a load?

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« Reply #103 on: May 17, 2016, 07:41:03 PM »
Hey Norm, I think we now know why Don likes his trucks big & heavy.....

Question Don, at the regional track meet for my daughter up in Lyons CO. A chinook flew over with what looked like a large orange ball dangling from its under carriage. It flew past southwest then about 40 mins later it flew north again. Any idea what that ball hanging down there was for?
That was a 1750 gallon water bucket, called a "Bambi-Bucket" The crew dips the bucket into a pond, then scoops up a load of water then flies it to a fire location where they release it via hydraulic doors located in the bucket itself. I posted a hook "Fire bombing" with the Bambi bucket in this set...
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« Reply #104 on: May 17, 2016, 07:42:24 PM »
Is that a weight for a hook so it doesn't fly around when it doesn't have a load?
No, they fly around just fine without a load!

It's never been attempted, but there is a good chance the hook could set a time to climb record if anyone ever actually tried. That bird will climb like a homesick angel!
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« Reply #105 on: May 17, 2016, 08:15:07 PM »
Found it, post 93 bottom pic. Thanks for the clarification!
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« Reply #106 on: May 18, 2016, 10:08:09 PM »
Found it, post 93 bottom pic. Thanks for the clarification!
Also post #94, 4th pic down. That is a Bambi full of water about 100 ft below the aircraft. The last pic shows the flight engineer laying on the floor looking out the center hook hatch at the bucket. He is talking to the pilot telling him if the load is swaying or stable. Heck you can tell when 18,000 lbs on the end of a 100 foot stick starts to oscillate. It moves the whole aircraft!
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« Reply #107 on: May 19, 2016, 12:28:12 PM »
Some Crew Chief humor I came across...like 40 pics, I'll share:
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« Reply #108 on: May 19, 2016, 12:31:31 PM »
Finger, tongue, mike cord...You have to lick it and smear the saliva around inside to get the contacts to actually work!

Crew chief obviously got his vest hung up onto the cargo hook and got an unexpected ride...But I'd have NO personal knowledge of that ever heppening to me...

That's a forward blade mounted on the aft head!  :o
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« Reply #109 on: May 19, 2016, 12:34:55 PM »
Rubber chicken pitot tube covers...clever!
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« Reply #110 on: May 19, 2016, 12:38:13 PM »
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« Reply #111 on: May 19, 2016, 12:40:21 PM »
Anyone figure out the last pic?
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« Reply #112 on: May 19, 2016, 12:42:53 PM »
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« Reply #113 on: May 19, 2016, 12:45:15 PM »
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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #115 on: May 19, 2016, 01:18:14 PM »
Isn't the safety wire supposed to be wound into the hole?

Love the hooker card. 33 men on board, right.

Was that Dustoffs Catfish getting filet'd?
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« Reply #116 on: May 19, 2016, 01:46:48 PM »
them some good ones!

yes I have licked it to stick it

poor job on the lacing wire, its not even connected

those nuggets had a bad day with that inventory! 

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« Reply #117 on: May 19, 2016, 02:22:19 PM »
Isn't the safety wire supposed to be wound into the hole?

Love the hooker card. 33 men on board, right.

Was that Dustoffs Catfish getting filet'd?
Correct to the safety wire job. The nut is saftied to itself and not to the lock tab which would have prevented it from coming loose!

The Hawk is an Air Force HH-60. It appears to have been sling loaded and somehow ended up delivered upside down...strap broke??? Or some thunderstorm might have blown through and toppled it...
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« Reply #118 on: May 19, 2016, 02:48:16 PM »
The head looks padded like they meant to do it, but you would think some other support would be there too??
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« Reply #119 on: May 19, 2016, 04:24:39 PM »
Psh you can cram more people in the back, unless they're carrying overstuffed rucks... again the whole "light" infantry thing.
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« Reply #120 on: May 19, 2016, 05:37:52 PM »
Psh you can cram more people in the back, unless they're carrying overstuffed rucks... again the whole "light" infantry thing.
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40-60 rangers was pretty normal
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« Reply #121 on: May 19, 2016, 05:40:52 PM »
The head looks padded like they meant to do it, but you would think some other support would be there too??
Noticed that
So head is wrapped up like that for maintenance, for sling load operations and when being shipped onboard, ships...
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« Reply #122 on: May 19, 2016, 06:55:24 PM »
Don't dead fish float tummy up,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #123 on: June 10, 2016, 08:35:02 AM »
...Where the idea of "Star Wars" actually came from!
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« Reply #124 on: June 10, 2016, 08:36:57 AM »
Ode to Mechanics and Crew Chiefs!
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« Reply #125 on: June 10, 2016, 08:39:29 AM »
Big rotor system. Blades are over 27 feet long each. Rotor system spans 60 feet...and there's two of them!
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« Reply #126 on: June 10, 2016, 08:42:13 AM »
We study the duck to prefect our landing technique.

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« Reply #127 on: June 10, 2016, 08:43:51 AM »
Flying these things in the places they ask us to fly is expensive!
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« Reply #128 on: June 10, 2016, 09:50:16 AM »
Anyone figure out the last pic?
Yep that would be one of those jam nuts on a rod end that needs to be safetied to itsself, nothing ever comes loose on a helio-copter anyway.

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« Reply #129 on: June 13, 2016, 11:48:49 AM »
Anyone figure out the last pic?
Yep that would be one of those jam nuts on a rod end that needs to be safetied to itsself, nothing ever comes loose on a helio-copter anyway.

Nothing  :o
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« Reply #130 on: June 13, 2016, 12:01:53 PM »
Just to DOT things up,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #131 on: June 13, 2016, 12:20:35 PM »
That's not a Hook JR !!! shame on you.
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« Reply #132 on: June 13, 2016, 12:27:43 PM »
Blasphemy!
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« Reply #133 on: June 13, 2016, 12:40:27 PM »
Well, at least it is right side up and a BIG gun.
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« Reply #134 on: June 13, 2016, 02:49:37 PM »
Anyone figure out the last pic?
Yep that would be one of those jam nuts on a rod end that needs to be safetied to itsself, nothing ever comes loose on a helio-copter anyway.

Nothing  :o

Other than the nut behind the controls I have seen that come loose many times!!!

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« Reply #135 on: June 20, 2016, 01:44:40 PM »
Drink anyone?
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« Reply #136 on: June 20, 2016, 04:51:59 PM »
Wow. Nice. I've ridden through there with the Ride2Recovery. Guy next to me was shot 5 times by that scumbag Nadal Hassan


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« Reply #137 on: June 20, 2016, 09:02:17 PM »
Did you drive down that way Don?  Good stuff there- 2nd favorite to what we shared at the hide!
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« Reply #138 on: June 20, 2016, 09:17:44 PM »
Did you drive down that way Don?  Good stuff there- 2nd favorite to what we shared at the hide!
Nope, but thinking of ridin' the Triumph down to Ft. Campbell next week to eat a Schnitzel and maybe lay some flowers at the Night Stalker Memorial.
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« Reply #139 on: June 20, 2016, 10:36:43 PM »
Ran across some more
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« Reply #140 on: June 20, 2016, 10:37:56 PM »
One of these applies to me!
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« Reply #141 on: June 20, 2016, 10:38:56 PM »
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« Reply #142 on: June 20, 2016, 10:40:18 PM »
And a CH-46 makes an appearance
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« Reply #143 on: June 20, 2016, 10:41:47 PM »
I like em in green!
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« Reply #144 on: June 20, 2016, 10:43:08 PM »
Ozzie was a hooker???
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« Reply #145 on: June 20, 2016, 10:44:34 PM »
That's one good lookin' paint job!

First pic lookslike a pair of 107's or 122's just exploded
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« Reply #146 on: June 20, 2016, 10:46:55 PM »
Last pic: Aussies hot doggin' again!
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« Reply #147 on: June 20, 2016, 10:48:39 PM »
NASA too!
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« Reply #148 on: June 20, 2016, 10:49:38 PM »
No, we don't!
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« Reply #149 on: June 20, 2016, 10:50:21 PM »
Non PC, that's for sure!
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