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Feb
25
2018

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - February 2018

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For those who are helicopter history buffs, I recently ran across an interesting website. It chronicles the 100 year anniversary of a familiar company from its roots in the fixed-wing industry through today. [Read More...]



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Jan
15
2018

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - January 2018

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Good to see you survived another year. As I mentioned last month, we will be using the Lama-Nator’s “daily inspection tip format” on other helicopter models for this year’s tips and tricks. And the first stop will be the ever present Bell 407. [Read More...]



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Dec
18
2017

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - December 2017

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Well, we made another year. Thanks for your support. Next year, I plan to expand the “daily preflight check” format we’ve been using with the Lama tips to other airframes. Will probably start with a 407 or AS350 before I lose those memories too… [Read More...]



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Nov
27
2017

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - November 2017

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After writing about the “sunset” of several legacy helicopters this year, it was good to see the rebirth of one old workhorse: the K-Max. I never worked one, but been around a few over the years. Simple and rugged. Definitely a no-frills ride, especially since any pax have to ride outside, side-saddle. [Read More...]



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Sep
25
2017

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - September 2017

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The eccentrics are an offset center adjuster that allows the taking up of play at the MRH damper fixed-lever, or damper piston anchor point. They are set at overhaul of the MRH, however it has been demonstrated repeatedly that the factory adjustments change after the MRH has been “run-in.” [Read More...]



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Aug
28
2017

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - August 2017

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Since I’m writing this three months in advance, it’s a bit hard to find a “current” topic to throw out there. However, one issue I noticed recently is the increase in incidents and accidents due to tool FOD. [Read More...]



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Jun
19
2017

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - June 2017

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A follow up to last month’s blog tidbit on the Airbus 225 accident in Norway. Ran across an interesting article detailing the inner workings of the Super Puma main transmission and how it relates to the failure of the Norway aircraft. [Read More...]



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May
22
2017

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - May 2017

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An interesting development in the investigation of the EC225 that lost its M/R in flight last year. [Read More...]



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Apr
17
2017

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - April 2017

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Helicopter Maintenance Blog* April 2017 [Read More...]



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Mar
20
2017

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - March 2017

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Looks like 2017 is the year of legacy retirements. Last month the Indian Army elected to retire their fleet of HAL built Lamas and Alouette IIIs. Now it hits closer to home. [Read More...]



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