SERVICE HELICOPTER AFTER SHORT TERM STORAGE
Prepare landing gear for service as follows:
Remove protective covers as located in (Task
Inflate tires (Task 1-73).
Clean forward and aft landing gear. Use cloth
(E120) soaked in hydraulic fluid (E197). After
cleaning dry with clean cloth and apply coat
Lubricate landing gear. (Refer to Task 1-88.)
Inflate shock struts (Tasks 1-71 and 1-72).
Remove PRESERVED tag from shock struts.
Prepare communication equipment for service
Protection and installation of classified
equipment must be in accordance with
Remove tags from equipment.
Prepare pitot-static system for service as follows:
Remove protective covers as located in Task
Remove barrier material from sideslip ports.
Remove tape mark. Use cloth (E120) moist
with solvent (E161). Wear gloves (E186).
Prepare electrical system for service as follows:
Install emergency exit lights (Task 1-78).
If removed, install battery (Task 9-27).
Service battery (TM 11-6140-203-14-2).
Connect battery (Task 1-39).
Prepare fuel system for service as follows:
If stored with fuel tanks drained, refer to Task
If stored with fuel in tanks, drain water from
tanks. (Refer to Task 10-1 for location of
Prepare rotary-wing system heads for service
ROTARY-WING HEAD CONTROLS
Do not wash flight control components
with solvent (E161). Dirt may be
carried into bearings.
Lubricate swashplates (Task 1-90).
Place pitch links in service (Task 5-96).
Prepare rotary-wing blades for service as follows:
Place shock absorbers in service (Task 5-93).
Service shock absorbers (Task 1-58).
Install shock absorbers on blades (Task
Install blades (Task 5-84).
Prepare hydraulic system for service as follows:
Clean hydraulic pistons (Task 1-78).
Remove tape from hydraulic tank vents.
Service accumulators (Tasks 1-64 thru 1-68).
Service flight control and utility hydraulic
system tanks (Tasks 1-59 and 1-62).
Check hydraulic system for leaks. Repair
Prepare drive system for service as follows:
Remove, clean, and inspect filter screens
(Tasks 6-130 thru 6-132, 6-155, 6-156, 6-180,
6-181, and 6-209 thru 6-211).
Clean drive system outside surfaces (Task
Service transmission oil (Task 1-54).
Remove TRANSMISSION PRESERVED tag
from ENGINE CONDITION levers.