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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 01:26

Fuel shop here......any brothers in hangin out in here? :cheers:
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 02:03

127 MXS fuel shop here, where you from?
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 03:14

51 MXS, Osan
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 03:17

how many wings have you changed? we just got done with one on the fuels end but it has been a month and weapons still is having problems. scraping sealant on the bolt holes is terrible isn't it.
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 05:14

56 CMS Luke. Wing changes are not bad. I guess once you do several they become easy. Done several at luke, got to the point where we had to do double changes too. Not counting the time it takes the rest of the maintenancer's to take the crap off leading and trailing edge. Can have a wing down, scraped, and new one on if already there from supply in about 4 days (non-stop work 2 shifts of dedicated crew) ready for flight line.
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 05:18

We only had two guys. One had done a wing change and I hadn't. Working one shift with an electrician trying to help the scraping took a while. I think that the next will be easier. We had the perfect scenario of to many chiefs and not enough indians though.
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 05:31

noot127 wrote:We had the perfect scenario of to many chiefs and not enough indians though.


Have seen that before on touble shooting imbalance's. The next wing changes will become real easy. You probably saw some things you don't have to do, and other ways to doing it, of course following the T.O. I hate pulling Right wings, the lefts one are so much easier. we usually try to have 3-4 bodies on the jet pulling the wing, but of course we have the manning for that too. Only cause we have 180(+/- a few) pieces of crap to maintain.
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 05:36

You must be refering to the plumbing nightmare on the right side luckily my first song and dance was a left. WHat do you know about ambient sense port leaks. More specifically right side aft port? The FI and the job guides contradict each other. I finally broke down and just ordered the ext. V&P. I still cannot see how fuel enters the sense port line to start with though. The line is solid through the F-2 and all the way out. My only thought is the fuel has to somehow be coming throough the ECS. If that is the case though a new V&P will still leak the fuel that is coming from the pressure side to the sensing side. If you have any helpful tips it would be helpful.
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 06:27

Thunderbird Fuels here
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 06:28

falconmaintainer wrote:56 CMS Luke. Wing changes are not bad. I guess once you do several they become easy. Done several at luke, got to the point where we had to do double changes too. Not counting the time it takes the rest of the maintenancer's to take the crap off leading and trailing edge. Can have a wing down, scraped, and new one on if already there from supply in about 4 days (non-stop work 2 shifts of dedicated crew) ready for flight line.


I dont miss those days!
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 06:30

noot127 wrote:You must be refering to the plumbing nightmare on the right side luckily my first song and dance was a left. WHat do you know about ambient sense port leaks. More specifically right side aft port? The FI and the job guides contradict each other. I finally broke down and just ordered the ext. V&P. I still cannot see how fuel enters the sense port line to start with though. The line is solid through the F-2 and all the way out. My only thought is the fuel has to somehow be coming throough the ECS. If that is the case though a new V&P will still leak the fuel that is coming from the pressure side to the sensing side. If you have any helpful tips it would be helpful.


Have you put the V&P tester on the sense port? you will be able to tell very quickly whats going on, most likley a break/loose b-nut in the air lines, this has been the case with a few that I have had.
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 16:34

If its anything like our V&P testers, we can't get the damn thing to make a vaccuum......PACAF is so broke.
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 16:43

FALCONMAINTAINER, we just got a Luke troop in. Smedly. He is a cool guy. I went to tech school w/ Tartt and Hooper. Are they still there?
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 19:38

Smedly is a sharp guy, tell him Lee said hi.
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 22:01

162nd FW Tucson AZ. Prior fuel systems dude. Currently waiting on pilot training.
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