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 spindle horn shall be removed in accordance with the
applicable technical manuals listed in Table 1-1.
Access. Access to the spindle horn is from the UR engine cowl (Figure 1-4, Items 3T-7 and 4T-8).
Preparation of Part. The part shall be thoroughly cleaned. Refer to Preparation of Part or Area for NDI,
NDI Equipment Settings.
Make the following initial settings on the Eddy Current Inspection Unit, NORTEC-19ell.
- 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
Inspection Procedure. Refer to Eddy Current Method, paragraph 1.4.11 and Figure 2-11.
Place probe on a good area in the inspection location and null. Adjust phase as required to obtain horizontal lift-
Inspect the part.
Any signal similar to the notches in the test block are cause for rejection.
Either probe identified in paragraph 220.127.116.11 may be used depending primarily on the ease of
accessibility and user friendliness. If the probes are changed, steps 18.104.22.168 b. (1), (2), and (3)
shall be repeated each time a change is made.