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Post  SuperDave on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:02 pm

"The Jolly Green Giant" of the Vietnam era lives!

How well I remember them.
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On the ramp right now! Chinooks!!

Post  66 Malibu on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:31 pm

Wow..The single point fueling system is a piece of cake on a Chinook !!! While on TDY assignment in Florida about 1970, I had to do hot refueling with a single point fuel system underneath the Convair 106 Delta Darts while they were running. This Air Defense Command base regularly ( several times a week) had to intercept Russian Tu-95 Bear Bombers to and from the Peoples Republic of Cuba. Since I was a TDY "maggot" I had to do three of the 6 refuelings in the intercept merry go rounds. Even with all the head gear, my body vibrated for days after those things. The noise level under a running P&W J-79 is off the charts !! I think that is what hurt my hearing today with the constant ringing .......
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On the ramp right now! Chinooks!!

Post  66 Malibu on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:52 pm

I had hoped I'd never see another Swearington Metroliner in my life. Over a 7 year period, I had to use the small commuter airlines in my job as a Regional Sales Manager. I have probably flown in the "Tube" over 100 times on Air Midwest, Scheduled Skyways, Royale, SunBelt, Trans Central, Cardinal, Wheeler, and other air carriers I don't care to remember.
On my very last flight on a Metroliner due to a weather and fuel emergency we did an emergency landing on a city street with streetlights at Ft. Leonard Wood , MO. !!!!!!!
I disobeyed the pilot and co-pilot and opened the door and and disembarked, quickly followed by the other 17 passengers. I even offered to help the pilot and Army helicopter guys to refuel it.. There was no trouble because everyone including the flight crew was terrified of a the take off on the street with the street lights !!!!!!!
That was my last flight on a Metroliner and I told the Boss so also. From then on , it a big plane or a long drive....I had used my 9 lives up !!!!!
As a matter of note, the Short SkyVan built in Ireland was the best small plane I ever fly on.
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May I present the "Wiener Dog of Cargo Runners"....the Swearington Metroliner !!!!



Metroliner? I thought it was a Texas Death Tube or flying sewer pipe. I'm sure the manufacturer is quite fond of those nick names.
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Re: On the Ramp Right Now: 'Hot Pants' Bites the Dust

Post  Kim on Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:23 pm

Man! You have had a traumatic life with these things!

Yeah, Single Point Fueling is the berries for us...the "Plug-and-Go" version of selling fuel. So far, the only Hot Fueling we have done has been nozzle or "Over-Wing" style for the medical helicopters that occasionally request it.

Four helicopter companies have accounts with us, and their new pilots are usually VERY pleased and surprised that we can turn them in 3 or 4 minutes with no signatures, or other red tape.

The military Jet Rangers are some of the most cantankerous in that they can have adapters inside their normal ports that conflict with our nozzles. We have to trickle the fuel into them, and usually end up wearing some of it before we're done. (HATE to get Jet A on my clothes!)
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Re: On the Ramp Right Now Chinooks!!

Post  66 Malibu on Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:38 pm

Back during my time,our ANG base was transitioning from recip engine aircraft to turboprop aircraft, so we had both JP-4 and 115/145 AV gas in storage tanks and each with several dedicated 5000 gal R-5 tanker trucks.There was always fuel contamination going on when a guy would stupidly fill an AV gas truck with Jet Fuel and vice versa. I probably dumped 5000 gals of contaminated fuel down a drain and changed out $2,000 worth of filters a dozen times. The JP-4 was bad enough but that 145 Octane had to kill anything alive all the way to the ocean !!!
Not only was the Metroliner scary in flight, the window seat front row starboard side had the starboard engine prop tips about 18 inches from your legs inside the plane. Ride that seat about 2 hours and you will need medication to get over it !
The worst Metroliner flight ever was about 2 months after one did a lawn dart move into the parking lot of a Steak and Ale Restaurant somewhere in Texas with no survivors.. I was going from Tulsa to Memphis in a heavy night snowstorm riding like the meanest ride at Six Flags and it started lightning !! The ride was so bad that a guy opened his briefcase and opened a fifth of whiskey, took a big drink and handed it over his shoulder. All 18 passengers including me and the female flight attendant took a big shot to settle things down.I was 100% sure that we would be the first ones at the scene of the crash !!!

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Post  RknRusty on Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:03 pm

That thing doesn't look like it has enough wing to get off the ground on a Summer day.

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Post  fredvon4 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:10 am

These are the Viet Nam war rotary wing aircraft officially in theater starting in 1953 when we helped the French at Dien Bien Phu. (CIA had other country variants)
I observed, flew in, trained with, and worked on many of these during my twenty four year Army Aviation career
1. Bell AH-1 Cobra
2. Bell OH -58 Kiowa
3. Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
4. Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight
5. Boeing CH-47 Chinook
6. Kaman HH-43 Huskie
7. Kaman SH-2 Seasprite
8. Mil Mi-4 (hound)
9. Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
10. Piasecki/Boeing Vertol H-21 Shawnee
11. Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
12. Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe (skycrane)
13. Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
14. Sikorsky H-34 Choctaw
15. Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant

The Sikorsky Search and rescue HH-3E was the Jolly Green Giant. I also remember a LOT of CH46s were mistaken for Chinooks. I flew SAR in HH-43s from Fort Lewis Wa in the 70s. Rescues on MT Ranier required repelling out of CH47s as they could get us higher up the mountain than any other helicopter. They always dropped us off at 10,000 feet ...any one quess why?
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Re: On the Ramp Right Now: 'Hot Pants' Bites the Dust

Post  Kim on Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:08 am

The Mississippi River has gotten so low in our area that the Coast Guard is getting ready to blast rock formations loose in it's main channel to allow River Boat traffic to continue as long as possible. This Coast Guard Grumman Gulfstream / C-37 brought in an Admiral and his assistants to survey the area where they're doing the blasting.

The Coast Guard operates two of these beautiful aircraft.









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Re: On the Ramp Right Now: 'Hot Pants' Bites the Dust

Post  andrew on Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:20 am

Kim wrote:The Mississippi River has gotten so low in our area that the Coast Guard is getting ready to blast rock formations loose in it's main channel to allow River Boat traffic to continue as long as possible. This Coast Guard Grumman Gulfstream / C-37 brought in an Admiral and his assistants to survey the area where they're doing the blasting.

From the looks of the jet, I thought it must have been carrying at least a captain or above. It is a beautiful plane --- those are some pretty sizable winglets.

The low water has been causing all kinds of havoc down here, too. The blasting has been on the news quite a bit, especially since many of the grain ports on this side of the river are running reduced barge loads to decrease draft.
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Post  Kim on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:51 am

Well, once again, these are not really "On the Ramp" at this moment...but I had their files close-by and thought I'd post them as kudos to my U.K. and Canadian buds:

Two treatments of DeHavilland's Eloquent Little Jewel: The Chipmunk !!!











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Post  RknRusty on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:43 pm

Wow, thanks for the eye candy.

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Re: On the Ramp Right Now: 'Hot Pants' Bites the Dust

Post  Kim on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:49 pm

I always liked the utilitarian appearance of "Working Helicopters", and this well-kept Sikorsky plopped into our airport just in time for me take it's picture. It was cornered by the storm fronts that are coming at us, and will be riding them out on our ramp.

It's an S-58jt, a turbine conversion of the bulbous-nosed radial engined S-58's that we all watched drag around Mercury Space Capsules back in the early 60's.



"Got Fittings?" The red device is a gust-lock to prevent the tail rotor's blades from flopping around in the wind...of which we have plenty...





Bulged pilot's window and rear-view mirror:





The heavy hinges that allowed the entire tail rotor assembly to be rotated for stowage on aircraft carriers.



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Post  andrew on Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:03 pm

I believe that was the same one that passed thru here last summer. It was nuzzled up to the jet pump getting ready to head back east. We had a chance to talk with the pilots and crew a bit --- seems they travel the country working heavy lift jobs. I think there are several turbo conversions in their fleet.
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Post  Kim on Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:40 am

Yeah, we get them passing through on an infrequent basis. My favorite is the Sikorsky "Sky Crane". No frills whatsoever, just a hard-working machine !
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A Great Day for Airplane Watching !!!!

Post  Kim on Tue May 07, 2013 4:04 pm

The ramp was a bustling place today, with bunches of the usual suspects, accompanied by some notable visitors !

We had this Cargo Conversion 727 stop in for a freight-load of automotive insulating sheets bound for Detroit. Seems a fire has damaged a local factory up there, so they are hauling this stuff to keep the lines running. Looks like we're gonna be seeing this big sucker for several days in a row.



While the Boeing waited for it's truck, this W.A.C.O. dropped in for fuel and a break. We see this fellow a couple times a year as he migrates between Florida and Wisconsin.





Right on cue, after we finished loading the 727, this Fairchild 24 Rancher showed up. I have friend who has become "Mr. Ranger Engine" among the plane owners who fly Rangers, and these guys were stopping in to see him. I built the Guillows Rubber band kit of this plane back in the 70's, and flew it in low circles on this same ramp. Think it's a pretty classy-looking airplane, so it got a bit more attention than the W.A.C.O.












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Post  WingingIt74 on Tue May 07, 2013 4:10 pm

Never seen that Fairchild before... learn something new everyday Smile

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Post  OVERLORD on Wed May 08, 2013 2:13 am

I still have an engine for a Fairchild Ranger, sitting at my parents home in Belgium. It's a inline 6 cylinder aircooled 440 ci engine with double ignition and overhead camshaft. In the airplane it is mounted upside down with the crank at the top. It's all beautifully engineered. The camshaft is driven by a vertical driveshaft and bevel gears. To adjust the timing you have to fiddle with these gears, putting them in different positions to get it right.

I bought it in the late 90's to make an aero engined special. I mounted it in a 1927 Citroën B14 chassis but that is as far as it got and remained one of those unfinished projects. I also have the overhaul manual and all the documentation for modification to an upright engine. These engines were used after the war in dirt track racers.

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Post  Kim on Wed May 08, 2013 7:08 am

Cool ! These are great engines, and a welcome switch from the normal 4 or 6 opposed types we see out here. Of course, they also powered the namesake of what I consider to be Cox's Flagship RTF:

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Post  OVERLORD on Wed May 08, 2013 8:10 am

But of course, How could I have forgotten that? Splendid picture BTW; The real PT 19 and the real Cox. Here's a picture of a racer with an inverted Ranger engine that survived:



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Post  coxaddicted on Wed May 08, 2013 10:58 am

OVERLORD wrote:But of course, How could I have forgotten that? Splendid picture BTW; The real PT 19 and the real Cox. Here's a picture of a racer with an inverted Ranger engine that survived:



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Kims pic too
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Post  Kim on Wed May 08, 2013 11:23 am

Cool !!! Got to show John this photo !
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Post  OVERLORD on Wed May 08, 2013 12:56 pm

There's an article on the subject in an issue of Automobile Quarterly vol. 28 nr. 3 from 1990.

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Post  RknRusty on Wed May 08, 2013 2:41 pm

A shaft driven camshaft. That's a first for me.

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Post  OVERLORD on Wed May 08, 2013 4:14 pm

It was a common feature in aircraft engines before the war. The pre WW1 Mercedes aero engine was often taken as an example: an inline cylinder block with shaft driven single overhead camshaft. It was among others adopted by Hispano Suiza in their V8 and V12 engines and by Rolls Royce in the Merlin. Prestigeous car makes as Bugatti, Hispano Suiza and Bentley in the 3 and 4,5 litre version had engines with this configuration. Below drawings of Hispano Suiza V12, RR Merlin and Bugatti type 37 engine.

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Post  crankbndr on Wed May 08, 2013 5:39 pm

Wow, you sure have a lot of nice air machines come through your home base. What I'd give just for a ride in that WACO, that is one great looking airplane.
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