6.3 TOE PEDAL ASSEMBLY (ET).
6.3.1 Description (Figure 6-1, Index No.3). The toe pedal assembly is attached to the pedal support assembly. The
tail rotor control pedals control the helicopter's directional headings.
6.3.2 Defects. Defects may occur anywhere on the surface of the toe pedal assembly. No cracks are allowed.
6.3.3 Primary Method. Eddy Current.
188.8.131.52 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, 90° 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
184.108.40.206 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 toe pedal assembly shall be removed in accordance with the
applicable technical manuals listed in Table 1-1.
220.127.116.11 Access. Access to the toe pedal assembly is from the cockpit area.
18.104.22.168 Preparation of Part. The part shall be thoroughly cleaned. Refer to Preparation of Part or Area for NDI,
22.214.171.124 NDI Equipment Settings.
Make the following initial settings on the Eddy Current Inspection Unit, NORTEC-19e".
- 200 KHz
Refer to Eddy Current Method, paragraph 1.4.11. Set up on test block as follows:
Null probe on test block.
Adjust phase as required to obtain horizontal lift-off.
Move probe over all three notches in test block. Adjust gain to obtain a three block vertical signal when
probe is passed over 0.040-inch notch in test block. (See the standard instrument display shown in Figure