188.8.131.52 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 hub shall be removed in accordance with the applicable technical manuals listed in Table 1-1.
184.108.40.206 Access. Access to the main rotor hub is from the L/R engine cowl (Figure 1-4, Items 3T-7
220.127.116.11 Preparation of Part. The part shall be thoroughly cleaned. Refer to Preparation of part or
Area for NDI, paragraph 1.4.4.
18.104.22.168 NDI Equipment Settings.
a. Make the following initial settings on the Eddy Current Inspection Unit, NORTEC-19eII.
- 1000 KHz
b. Refer to Eddy Current Method, paragraph 1.4.11. Set up on test block as follows:
(1) Null probe on test block.
(2) Adjust phase as required to obtain horizontal lift-off.
(3) 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 1-7.)
2..6.3.6 Inspection Procedure. Refer to Eddy Current Method, paragraph 1.4.11 and Figure 2-6.
a. Place probe on a good area in the inspection location and null. Adjust phase as required to
obtain horizontal lift-off.
b. Inspect the part.
c. Any signal similar to the notches in the test block are cause for rejection.
Either probe identified in paragraph 22.214.171.124 may be used depending primarily on the
ease of accessibility and user friendliness. If the probes are changed, steps 126.96.36.199
b. (1), (2), and (3) shall be repeated each time a change is made.