18.104.22.168 Access. Not applicable.
Use only appropriate platforms, workstands, or other approved locally procured stands and
restraint equipment when working above 10 feet on helicopters in a nontactical environment.
Otherwise, personnel injury could result from accidental falls.
22.214.171.124 Preparation of Part The part shall be thoroughly cleaned. Refer to Preparation of Part or Area for NDI,
126.96.36.199 NDI Equipment Settings. Refer to Magnetic Particle Method, paragraph 1.4.8.
188.8.131.52 Inspection Procedure. A magnetic field shall be applied to the part perpendicular to the orientation of possible
cracks. Positions required for this inspection are illustrated in Figure 2-28.
Select AC on the AC/DC power switch.
Place probe/yoke on part in position 1 as shown.
Press the test switch and apply a light coat of magnetic particle media at the same time. Remove the media
momentarily before removing the current. Current should be applied for no more than five seconds.
Inspect for cracks using the black light.
Demagnetize before moving to the next position. Refer to paragraph 184.108.40.206.
Repeat steps a. through e. for position 2.
220.127.116.11 Marking and Recording of Inspection Results. Mark and record inspection results as required by paragraph 1.3.
18.104.22.168 Demagnetization. With the switch remaining in the AC position, place the probe/yoke legs in the same position
used for magnetizing. Press the test switch and withdraw the probe/yoke from the part for a distance of two feet before
releasing the switch.
2.28.4 Backup Method. None required.
2.28.5 System Securing. Clean the pitch beam retaining nut thoroughly to remove all residual magnetic particle media.
Refer to Post Cleaning and Restoration of Part or Area After NDI, paragraph 1.4.16. The pitch beam retaining nut, if
removed, requires installation in accordance with the applicable technical manuals listed in Table 1-1.
2.29 PITCH BEAM (ET).
2.29.1 Description (Figure 2-1. Index No. 29). The four-armed pitch beam is bolted to the end of the pitch change shaft.
The pitch beam increases or decreases the pitch of all blades simultaneously through pitch links connected to the blades.
2.29.2 Defects. This inspection is used to verify crack indications found visually on the pitch beam. No cracks are