126.96.36.199 Tail Cone Section Evaluation
(a) Exterior Sheetmetal: Examine the tail cone sheetmetal for cracks, punctures, interim repairs, loose
or missing fasteners, buckling, and corrosion.
(b) Interior: Gain access to the interior of the tail cone section and inspect for the following conditions
Figure 9. TAILCONE STRUCTURE (Sheet 1 of 2)
(1) Examine the aircraft skin, stringers, and frames (ribs) for evidence of cracks, corrosion, loose or
missing fasteners, buckling, and interim repair.
(2) Examine internal stringers, frames, and brackets and supports used for items mounted externally
on the tail cone for corrosion, and loose or missing fasteners.
(c) Tail Rotor Drive Shaft Supports: Examine the tail rotor drive shaft supports for cracks, loose or