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Old January 12th 05, 01:22 PM
Greasy Rider
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On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 23:19:46 -0500, "Leanne"
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Ah ha, the old ASQ-17. It was used on the A4D, F-8U, and believe
the F-11.


I hated the damned thing so much I forgot the designation but then
it's been almost 50 years and I'm entitled!
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Old January 12th 05, 01:30 PM
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My grandfather, Naval Aviator #711, told me about standing up
in the cockpit
and peeing over the side of his plane.



That brings to mind of an old gentleman that I met in
Mississippi many years ago. We were discussing radar and
electronics careers and he said back in his day, he was the
radar. He stood up in the nose cockpit of the seaplane and
scanned with binoculars. I think he said that he was flying out
of Kaneohe, Hawaii in about 1924.

Leanne


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Old January 12th 05, 01:58 PM
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W. D. Allen Sr. wrote:
For what it's worth...

At the Naval Academy in the early 1950s we got fam flights in N3N
floatplanes. It was great fun. The engine flywheel had to be hand cranked to
provide the energy to turn over the engine to get it started. The plane then
pushed off the Severn River bank by white hat crewmen.


My dad was one of this white hats, an E1 but a future chief aviation
storekeeper. They had flying chiefs driving them things too. He still
loves to tell stories about middies heading back out to the plane with a
bucket and mop for a post-flight barf removal session.

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Old January 12th 05, 08:02 PM
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was held by Tzus (sp?) fasteners at the rear


Its Dzus, at least thats the way it was spelled on the last blueprint I saw.


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Old January 12th 05, 08:08 PM
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On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 13:02:34 -0700, "Leadfoot"
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was held by Tzus (sp?) fasteners at the rear


Its Dzus, at least thats the way it was spelled on the last blueprint I saw.

After I sent the message I suddenly remembered . Been way too long.
Thanks.
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Old January 12th 05, 08:21 PM
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SO YOU'RE THE ONE!!!!

(ha,ha,ha)

WDA

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"Greasy Rider" wrote in message
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On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 12:44:36 -0800, "W. D. Allen Sr."
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For what it's worth...


(snipped)

It was a dark and stormy night aboard the Intrepid in the fall of
1957. A twenty year old Aviation Electronics Tech (AT3) was tasked
with replacing the UHF radio (ARC-27) in FJ-3M number 204 tied down on
the flight deck. The radio set was mounted in the nose and the top
cover of the nose was held by Tzus (sp?) fasteners at the rear while
the front had two tangs that slipped into sockets forward. This
unnamed AT3 popped the fasteners and the metal cover became airborne
and was gone in the wind.

Some soul was taking a smoke break on the fan tail and saw a dark
shadow hit in the water. Man Over Board was quickly sounded and CVA-11
slowly started circling with her two DDE plane guards. Search lights
lit up the North Atlantic and there was much mustering of all hands
and naturally 15 or 20 are missing in a crew of maybe 3,500.

The AT3 knew that the cover would be found and dusted for finger
prints. The AT3 knew that the Navy would charge him for all fuel oil
and expenses encountered. The AT3 slipped quietly into the cat walk
and went to muster. The AT3 reported to his Shop Chief the next
morning that he noticed the nose cover of 204 was missing.

Has the statute of limitations run out from 1957?





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Old January 12th 05, 08:29 PM
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"Dave in San diego" wrote in message
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Greasy Rider wrote in
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On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 12:44:36 -0800, "W. D. Allen Sr."
postulated :
For what it's worth...


(snipped)

It was a dark and stormy night aboard the Intrepid in the fall of
1957. A twenty year old Aviation Electronics Tech (AT3) was tasked
with replacing the UHF radio (ARC-27) in FJ-3M number 204 tied down on
the flight deck.


[remainder redacted]

You had to go and do it - bring up old painful memories. The ARC-27 was
my second least favorite piece of tron gear to replace. The ARN-21 TACAN
ranked first, primarily because of its generally more difficult location
in the a/c. Can you believe they still had those boat anchors around into
the 80s?


We had the landbased companion the GRC-27 which was the size of a
refrigerator in 1979. Lots of tiny gears to get in sync and loads of fun
bending silver tabs (which acted as capacitors) to tune it. You'd get every
thing right at 375MHZ and then find everything off at 250MHZ. Since it was
being junked they finally decided to let the E-4s and above work on it and
only if it was actually broke.

It did provide one of my more funnier movements in the Air Force. Our NCOIC
who was as well the custodian of all the squadrons radio equipment was a
stickler for every tiny screw being with his equipment and 8 of the cover
screws were missing from a GRC-27. For some reason supply couldn't find a
good part number and eventually our chief of maintenance , a very foxy
female 1st LT, called and I was the lucky guy who answered the phones when
she asked me about the the screws. The team leader for that equipment was
in the office and I put my hand on the mouthpiece aid "Hey Lt Blank is on
the phone and wants to know about 8 screws for a GRC-27? His reply? "hell I
don't need 8 screws from a GRC-27, I'll screw her for free." Which promptly
put the whole shop into uncontrollable laughter including (although not
known at the time) her future E-4 husband. Got to give her credit, she was
a pretty good sport about it when she finally found out what had happenned.


Dave in San Diego
O-level Tweet ('70 - '75)



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Old January 12th 05, 09:46 PM
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"Leadfoot" wrote:


was held by Tzus (sp?) fasteners at the rear


Its Dzus, at least thats the way it was spelled on the last blueprint I saw.

Yes, Dzus is correct...god knows I turned a lot of them on
Lancaster engine cowlings 'lo these many long years ago'...
(you don't pronounce the "D")
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Old January 12th 05, 09:51 PM
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"Bob McKellar" wrote:


My grandfather, Naval Aviator #711, told me about standing up in the cockpit
and peeing over the side of his plane.

Try that in an F-18!

Bob McKellar


Yeh...I suppose the 'flail' action is somewhat more prohibitive
(and hazardous) in the F-18?...
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Old January 12th 05, 09:54 PM
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"Nice Guy" wrote:

Try peeing in the rear seat of an AF while wearing a "poopy" suit.


I'd guess that the phrase 'in the rear seat' is likely more
descriptive than you had intended?...
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-Gord.
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