Last updated: 22 April, 2003 11:08
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As you approach the aircraft, check for:

  1. FOD
  2. Puddles from leaks
  3. Listing of the mast
  4. Ties removed
  5. Unsecured panels
  6. Smiling Helo (bent cross tube for the skids indicating a hard landing)
  7. General condition.
WARNING:  It goes without further mention that you are responsible for ensuring that all castellated nuts are cotterkeyed, noting warped metal observing for popped rivets.  Furthermore, slipmarks that are not aligned, and not noted, are merely graffiti.  Key safety wiring is mentioned, however, ensure that wiring not mentioned is gamefully employed.

NOSE AND CHIN BUBBLE AREA: *NATOPS has you check the battery compartment before moving on to the cabin area, then come back to the rest of the nose area after the port fuselage.  During the Fam 0 brief, the instructor demonstrated inspecting the whole nose and chin bubble area first.  BE FLEXIBLE TO YOUR ONWING'S PREFERENCES..

FORWARD AND AFT CABIN INTERIORS: STARBOARD FUSELAGE AND UNDERSIDE: The forward area is constructed of aluminum honeycomb and can be covered be either aluminum or fiberglass.  This is good for weight to strength ratio and soundproofing the cabin STARBOARD HYDRAULIC ACCESS AREA: STARBOARD TRANSMISSION ACCESS AREA: STARBOARD COWLING AREA: STARBOARD ENGINE COMPARTMENT: STARBOARD ENGINE OIL ACCESS AREA: TAILBOOM AREA:
The tailboom is a full monocoque structure of aluminum allow that is lightweight and very strong TAIL ROTOR ASSEMBLY PORT ENGINE OIL ACCESS AREA: PORT COWLING AREA: PORT ENGINE ACCESS AREA: PORT TRANSMISSION ACCESS AREA: UPPER FUSELAGE AREA: CAUTION-Stand only on aft 12" of black non-skid paint




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