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Thank god for military training...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jagged, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. Jagged

    Jagged 1 ton status

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    It's a good thing they drill a bunch of crap into our heads day in and day out. I was troubleshooting a mysterious Autopilot problem, and found some loose terminals on some relays. I got my screwdriver and went to tighten them. Then, somehow my right forearm touched a relay closer to me, and my left hand was holding onto an LRU. I was immediately clamped. Luckily, though, the new airman I was with killed aircraft power within seconds. Holy crap that hurt. I got lucky today, that was some good ol 115 VAC 400 Hz going right across the chest.
     
  2. TSGB

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    Damn! What's the current running there?
     
  3. Jagged

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    Damned if I know, but it had a good grip on me.
     
  4. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thtas why it called 400 hurts:D :D I always know it's a good one when it makes ya sweat:eek1:
     
  5. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    Ahh, missed that step in the T.O. :deal: Good thing you're alright (and QA wasn't around):whistle:
     
  6. Jagged

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    Hell, even pulling the breakers for the system wouldn't have done anything to help me. The relay I was tightening contacts on was the pitch engage relay, the relay I contacted was some power control relay for another system. It's a line of 4 "standard aircraft relays", only 3 are for autopilot.
     
  7. dontoe

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    Yeee, hiiiiiii.............:eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :doah:

    Crawled into the "cave" under the cockpit of a WC-130 one day with, oh maybe two feet of safety wire held in the safety wire pliers LUCKILY! The safety wire touched something "hot" on one side, and grounded on the other as I crawled in. Thought someone took a flash photo of me, it shorted out so fast. Must'a been the 28VDC I figured. Only thing left of the wire was the tiny piece in the pliers jaws!
     
  8. sandawgk5

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    Ya that sucks I have dun the 60 hertz shuffle but never 400 only our tiny wire guys deal with that stuff mostly indications for us:D . 450V60 will still make you forget a few things:doah: .

    Ira
     
  9. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Electricians do it 'till it Hz.
     
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    I have danced with 440V 400Hz 3Ph a few times. It is painfull but nothing compared to catching 35KVdc from the PFM of a high powered radar.......

    24Hrs on an EKG later, I was cool again.
     
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    lucky it was just a lil electricity "sparky" and you didnt touch weapons armed and fire button..... or maybe the eject handle while you were testing out the seat....

    Im glad your ok
     
  12. Jagged

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    Duhh weapons? Ejection seat?... heh.

    I've got a boom and some parachutes on my jets. ;)
     
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    wuss, your not cool untill you been blown off a ladder:eek1:
     

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