Re: [OM] Movie Photography Rant

Subject: Re: [OM] Movie Photography Rant
From: Bob Whitmire <bwhitmire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2013 10:15:48 -0500
I love C-130s. And I would love to have another flight in one. When leaving 
Vietnam, I flew in a C-130 from Phu Bai, in northern I Corps, to Saigon. During 
the trip I got to go up in the cockpit and hang out for a while. Loved all that 


On Feb 22, 2013, at 3:22 PM, Chris Trask wrote:

> The C-130 also has a somewhat unique condition known as "fin stall", or 
> something to that name.  If you are flying too slow, the vertical stabilizer 
> can stall out and you lose rudder control and have to use differential thrust 
> to recover, especially if you have the flaps at less than 15% where the 
> hydraulic pressure is reduced from 3,200 PSI to 1,400 PSI.  This happened to 
> a training aircraft at Little Rock AFB shortly after I left there.  The 
> aircraft crashed on the runway with the loss of all crew members.  The "fin 
> stall" concept was not at all familiar until Lockheed figured out what had 
> happened.

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