2.19 MAIN ROTOR BLADE TIP CAP FAIRING (ET).
2.19.1 Description (Figure 2-1. Index No.19). The main rotor blade tip cap fairing is located at the tip end of the main
rotor blade where it forms the tip end contour of the blade airfoil.
2.19.2 Defects. This inspection is used to verify crack indications found visually on the main rotor blade tip cap fairing.
No cracks are allowed.
2.19.3 Primary Method. Eddy Current.
18.104.22.168 NDI Equipment and Materials. (Refer to Appendix B.)
Eddy Current Inspection Unit
Probe, straight, shielded surface, 100 KHz-500 KHz
Probe, right angle, shielded surface, 100 KHz-500 KHz, 900 1/2 inch drop
Reference Block, three-notched aluminum (0.008, 0.020, 0.040 EDM notches)
Teflon Tape, refer to Table 1-8
Aircraft Marking Pencil, refer to Table 1-8
22.214.171.124 Preparation of Helicopter. The helicopter shall be prepared for safe ground maintenance. A partial inspection
for cause (visual indications, sites of mechanical damage, corrosion, etc.) may be performed on all exposed surfaces of
the installed part using this procedure. If required, the main rotor blade tip cap fairing shall be removed in accordance
with the applicable technical manuals listed in Table 1-1.
126.96.36.199 Access. Not applicable.
188.8.131.52 Preparation of Part. The part shall be thoroughly cleaned. Refer to Preparation of Part or Area for NDI,
184.108.40.206 NDI Equipment Settings.
Make the following initial settings on the Eddy Current Inspection Unit, NORTEC-1 9e1.
- 200 KHz
Probe drive - mid