MIL Question for F-15A pilots/ground crew

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by PanzerAce, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. PanzerAce

    PanzerAce Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    Messages:
    14,502
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    N37°18'37" W120°29'50"
    The museum I work at has F-15A #36, and to get on with the restoration for eventual display, the guys working on it need to get into the cockpit. However, the original way to open it doesn't work, and no-one at the museum or in the area seems knows how to open in by hand. Anyone on here know how? Thanks for the help. :hsd:
     
  2. dubrocker

    dubrocker sho nuff

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    0
    stick a 3/4" breaker bar in the square hole over the ladder and rotate clockwise. that will slide the canopy aft and raise it just a little.

    have a guy on each intake ramp lift the canopy, and brace it. do you have the ground service safety strut? where do you work?

    please be careful.
     
  3. mrduke

    mrduke OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    32,575
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    WA
    :werd: this is how it works on Hornets, I'm not surprised they're similar. Do those canopies have electric motors?
     
  4. insomnia

    insomnia New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    46,883
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Korea

    you mean 1/2" or did my CDC's lie to me :o
     
  5. dubrocker

    dubrocker sho nuff

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    0
    well fuck i forgot to tell you to put the canopy lever in the "OPEN" position FIRST. :uh:
    it's a hydraulic actuator.
    you might be right. i don't work on stuff that requires tools that big... it may be a 1/2
     
  6. PanzerAce

    PanzerAce Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    Messages:
    14,502
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    N37°18'37" W120°29'50"
    The guys working on the plane send a big 'thanks' to you dubrocker, they got it open with the instructions you gave.
     
  7. dubrocker

    dubrocker sho nuff

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    0
    glad i could help
     
  8. PanzerAce

    PanzerAce Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    Messages:
    14,502
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    N37°18'37" W120°29'50"

Share This Page