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About Hammer1-1

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  • Birthday 01/01/1977

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    A&P Tech 747-400, 767-300; prior C-130J, AC-130J, MC-130J, HC-130J, HC/MC-130J, A320, A319blahbl

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  1. Pm sent, but you can also find the home link in my signature for an application.
  2. Ill show this thread to him and see if he wants to chime in. Cant guarantee anything as a lot of these guys shy away from here because this place is kind of toxic...and I dont really blame them.
  3. So take this with a grain of salt, but I asked one of my squadron leaders about this. He flew backseats in Growlers once upon a time (and we have more than a few IRL warthog pilots in our ranks as well), but apparently AT LEAST in the Growler you can track incoming missiles. Thats not to say its true, thats not to say its indicative of an AN/APG-73, and thats not to put at ease the question whether or not its accurate. Merely pointing out that maybe theres a bit of truth in that statement. I wont say for certain simply because I personally dont know, to me its just hearsay. So other than the f
  4. I didnt even know that was a thing; is the real AN/APG73 capable of doing so? Cruise missiles I understand, but cant imagine anything smaller than that as being filtered out by the search radar.
  5. Its a low priority item in the thought process. Survival always comes first, saving the aircraft always comes second. Trimming to keep your aircraft precise on a bomb run is a given, but in the heat of the moment its the last thing you should worry about until it IS the thing you need to worry about.
  6. Before or after a bomb run definitely. During? Running in with an A-10 on a gun run? Yeah. How about during a dog fight? SAM Evasion? AAA? Are YOU going to think about trimming? I can understand trimming prop pitch for more power; I dont recall one instance where a fighter pilot of old had mentioned trimming his aircraft in the middle of a dogfight. Show me one instance and Ill eat my pound of crow.
  7. Again you dont trim in combat. To do that would be to invite disaster unless you have a serious malfunction somewhere, and your hands and head are too busy keeping yourself alive. Just trim when you got a chance. Also, if you are thinking you can get a little bit more pull in one direction using trim, dont bother. Thats just something you will have to undo later, and that takes a lot of time to do.
  8. I had to do a word search in order to find the info, its listed on 334 as radar scan centerpoint, and the manual Im looking at is dated 5/20/21
  9. I was watching a youtube documentary on that piece the other day. It always amazes me what corporate would do just to save a few bucks, and an underinflated tire is an easy fix. Id have to dig around some, but Im willing to bet that was the reason why they changed the tire inflation regulations to be as strict as they are now. Nitrogen filled tires dont expand enough with a temperature increase which actually increase operating temperatures. Anyways, I think this is kind of a dumb thread to begin with. Ill get some info from one of my squadmates; got more than one who work on them IRL, so shou
  10. I rarely worked on aircraft tires, but what little I do know is that if a tire is found to have lost any tire pressure its deemed a failure and needs to be replaced. This was in an RII I worked on with a 767 a few years ago. PSI in those tires are around 300 in those larger aircraft, and some Beechcraft 1900s Ive worked were around 200. Some tires are built to be rugged simply because of the terrain they are to be operating off of and can handle the stresses better. I have NEVER seen a tire failure in any aircraft so I dont know how many failures that equates to IRL experiences with others so
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