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    Default Any pictures of link F4C,RF4C, or F4D simulators?

    Does anyone have any pictures of the link F4C,RF4C, or F4D simulators, especially inside the cabinets? Whenever I attempt to explain how these beasts worked all I get is blank stares from the kids ( kids = just about everyone under 50). Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBLUNTX View Post
    Does anyone have any pictures of the link F4C,RF4C, or F4D simulators, especially inside the cabinets? Whenever I attempt to explain how these beasts worked all I get is blank stares from the kids ( kids = just about everyone under 50). Thank you.
    Heck with the pictures, try to explain to them what an ESRD is, or how about a DAFG, or a DDP? Loved working on those old beasts (actually on the 111D sims).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egyptian View Post
    Heck with the pictures, try to explain to them what an ESRD is, or how about a DAFG, or a DDP? Loved working on those old beasts (actually on the 111D sims).

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    ESRD = Electro-syncro resolver driver (drove the instruments), DAFG = Digital arbritary Function Generator (flight curves, etc), DDP = If I remember correctly it was the Digital data processor but I've slept since then. But those were from the digital age, kinda, but servos, syncros, resolvers, mag-amps, and shaped and padded pots are even harder to explain, not to mention the "wizz bang, wizz bang" noise you heard from the Analog F4 flights cabinets about 5 - 10 minutes after turning it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBLUNTX View Post
    ESRD = Electro-syncro resolver driver (drove the instruments), DAFG = Digital arbritary Function Generator (flight curves, etc), DDP = If I remember correctly it was the Digital data processor but I've slept since then. But those were from the digital age, kinda, but servos, syncros, resolvers, mag-amps, and shaped and padded pots are even harder to explain, not to mention the "wizz bang, wizz bang" noise you heard from the Analog F4 flights cabinets about 5 - 10 minutes after turning it on.
    You got 3 out of 4, it is a Digital Data Preselector. Good memory. We used to fix those cards to the component level. Now, they just throw the board away and put in a new one. Now, here is todays quiz. What is MECL? Did you ever run 2 GP4Bs with Memory Drive? That made some strange noises.

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    MECL = Motorola Emitter Coupled Logic. The GP4s I worked on,F4E and RF4C, used MECL II.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBLUNTX View Post
    MECL = Motorola Emitter Coupled Logic. The GP4s I worked on,F4E and RF4C, used MECL II.
    You have to be damn near as old as I am. While I should retire, I am having to much fun to do that. I have a great job, pays is a little better than OK and I am not working all that hard. Been here for a year, and we are still getting base passes once in a while.

    Did the F4s have a DTG? Test for today!!!

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    The only ones I worked on were in plant and we were not allowed cameras in there. We had a RF-4C and a F-4G, both had been upgraded from the GP4 to the 32/27s, so much nicer in those days. I love to see some pics of the best and the hut they were installed in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooch56 View Post
    The only ones I worked on were in plant and we were not allowed cameras in there. We had a RF-4C and a F-4G, both had been upgraded from the GP4 to the 32/27s, so much nicer in those days. I love to see some pics of the best and the hut they were installed in.
    Don't feel bad Cooch, I spent 4 years on the F111s, and never did get a picture. They were both in secure bays and the branch chief watchover them like a hawk.

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    I believe a Digital Target Generator.
    I have the best job. One I enjoy doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodchopper View Post
    I believe a Digital Target Generator.
    Damn, you are good, and probably as old as I am also. Now, to think up some more accient Link Trivia. Watch for more later

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