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Jan
25
2016

ROTORwrench - Tips, Tricks and Info...

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Well, we made it through another year. And 2016 looks to be an interesting year ahead, especially for those working in the offshore market. Hopefully, with the repeal of the 40 year-old ban on domestic oil exports, these operators will be able to weather the “storm.” It will also be interesting how the rest of the industry reacts as the offshore side downsizes by adjusting fleets and manpower. On a closer note, I am going to experiment with a few things on the blog this year. Received a few suggestions from readers. In addition to the monthly trick or tip, I will add one or two bits of reading material that never seem to make it out to the field level from aircraft manufacturer’s, ground support vendors, FAA, etc. We’ll see how this section develops this year. Finally, besides hanging a new shingle out front, there are several other additions I’m working on, to include a possible “maintenance question-of-the-month” section, so check back regularly. And here we go for 2016…. [Read More...]



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Dec
21
2015

Helicopter Maintenance Tips - December 2015

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Another Bendix booklet, but for the good old C28. Appreciate all the support from the peanut gallery this year. And as requested, look for some changes next year as I add new content and info. Enjoy. [Read More...]



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Sep
11
2015

Helicopter Maintenance Tips September 2015

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ATA 67Airbus H135: A quick reminder was sent in on the proper hardware stack up at the tailrotor hydraulic actuator input lever and tailrotor control rod. A situation can present itself where a 2nd (extra) spacer/washer can be left on the tailrotor gearbox side of the input lever hardware stack up. Especially when the hydraulic actuator is changed and includes new hardware. The existing washer can very easily be mistaken for part of the control rod assembly. The first potential clue of the extra washer is the control tube/input lever nut and lock washer interface is a “little” off. The second hard clue is the pilot will notice his tailrotor pedals are “off” a little in normal conditions. [Submitted by PA] [Read More...]



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Jun
30
2015

Helicopter Maintenance Tips - June 2015

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Back before DIY was a term, most mechanics couldn’t afford Snap-On specialty tools--if any existed that could do the job--that is. So, they were known to get a little creative. [Read More...]



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Apr
23
2015

Helicopter Maintenance Tips April 2015

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April’s tips: ATA 53 Airbus EC135 series: Avionics Deck vent openings in fuselage side panels. Much to a mechanic’s displeasure, this simple venting system has been the root of many electrical issues. Main problem is when water applied with force (e.g. hose while washing aircraft, etc.) at either vent grill will allow plenty of water to cover components on the avionics deck and even the master electrical boxes. One fix adopted by numerous operators is to fabricate and install a simple “hat” or deflector to the interior top section of the fiberglass vent tubes. [Read More...]



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Mar
23
2015

Helicopter Maintenance Tips - March 2015

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March’s tips: ATA 52 Sikorsky S-76A: Ever had cabin/cockpit doors rattle a little or give a “door light” even though fully closed? Look at plastic part on fuselage door striker post. If worn, loosen up post and reposition plastic tube to non-worn area. If unable and no spares in stock, pick up some white plastic water line of the appropriate ID/OD at your local hardware store and replace as needed. [Submitted by Buckeye Ted] [Read More...]



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Feb
23
2015

Helicopter Maintenance Tips - February 2015

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This month we have two tips passed on by a couple of “old” guys. Also had a question if it mattered on model of helicopter. Nope. Any tip, on any helicopter, or engine, or component, or support item, or whatever helicopter related, will gladly be accepted for posting. From the Sikorsky R-4 to AW189. Nothing’s too old or too new. As you see below we have a tip on a Lama. [Read More...]



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Dec
05
2014

Helicopter Maintenance Tips

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Knowledge. It’s the foundation for all tasks--especially helicopter maintenance. When I started in [Read More...]



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