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Offline Skid Kid

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1380 on: August 01, 2010, 11:39:29 AM »
Hiya guys!  I've been back from Afghanistan for about 3 months and realised I'd forgotten to upload some pics...
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1381 on: August 01, 2010, 11:40:22 AM »
..and finally, my one man war on bringing back nose art!
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1382 on: August 01, 2010, 11:46:59 AM »
Awesome pics skid!
In the third picture,it kinda looks like a detonator,what is that?
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1383 on: August 01, 2010, 10:26:27 PM »
Awesome pics skid!
In the third picture,it kinda looks like a detonator,what is that?
Standard shell connector.  You connect it to these type of connectors



Note the insulation failure on the wire that shorted out the circuit.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1384 on: August 03, 2010, 10:33:31 AM »
Note the insulation failure on the wire that shorted out the circuit.

Indeed it did.  The connector in question goes to the AH-1W's combining gearbox oil pressure transmitter.  The vibration of the bird caused the inner conductor (which carries the signal) to repeatedly contact the outer shielding (keeps outside electrical signals from messing up the signals on the inner conductor) and made the combing gearbox oil pressure gauge jump all over the place.  I took that pic as a reference to grab a replacement pin (wire splices are not authorized that close to a connector, so we just trim back to the damaged section and replace the pin.)  30 minutes of trimming and soldering later, the gauge now behaves like a saint. Welcome to my world...

P.S. I'll try to dig up some more pics.
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1385 on: August 11, 2010, 03:42:34 PM »
One of many pictures from this years Flying Legends at IWM Duxford.  Me doing a tower jump with the Parachute Regiment:



Do you think i'll be able to get into Smoke Jumper's school after that?
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1386 on: August 29, 2010, 10:43:37 PM »
A couple of photos I got sent through the post of my trip to Russia.  Both photos are in the Cemetry in Archangel:

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1387 on: September 20, 2010, 04:15:52 PM »
Just seeing if this video works. Its meant to be a line up of Spitfires from this years Flying Legends at IWM Duxford.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1388 on: September 20, 2010, 08:55:49 PM »
 ::wave:: The link to the actual file works...Nice vid cobba
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1389 on: September 27, 2010, 08:11:38 PM »
Hey, Skid Kid! Those cannon plugs are familiar to me. I worked on F/A 18s in MALS 11 for awhile. We did some work on the cables sometimes.

Sadly, I never went to the sandbox. They kept goading us on, but my EAS came up. I was disabled, so I decided to leave. Two months after I was discharged, I hear about Fallujah in the news. Took me a couple of years to get over that guilt.

Now, my time in service just seems like memories in someone else's scrapbook.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1390 on: October 03, 2010, 10:59:57 PM »
Getting back to my models. My recently completed 1/32 scale MK 1 "SPITTIE" in Tucks colours.
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1391 on: October 04, 2010, 12:46:02 AM »
Getting back to my models. My recently completed 1/32 scale MK 1 "SPITTIE" in Tucks colours.

 |:)\ Nice one Gilly!!!
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« Reply #1392 on: October 04, 2010, 09:35:18 PM »
Getting back to my models. My recently completed 1/32 scale MK 1 "SPITTIE" in Tucks colours.

 |:)\ Nice one Gilly!!!

Thanks Dingo.  :) :)
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1393 on: October 04, 2010, 09:38:19 PM »
nice job chief, should get my BBMF kit (including DC-3) built.
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1394 on: October 05, 2010, 01:32:06 AM »
I have a BF-262, V-tail Bonanza, and I think a Viking (S-3) model laying around somewhere I need to get to. There may be more. I don't know for certain.