INSTALL ROTARY-WING BLADE (Continued)
Vertical hinge pins shall have letters
EC next to serial number.
Do not install blade with shock
absorber attached to bracket.
Damage to bracket can occur.
The shock absorber bracket is not to
be used as a handle to carry, lift, or
position the rotor blade. Equipment
will be damaged.
All blade repairs, weight adjustment,
painting, or balancing will be recorded
on rotor blade DA Form 2408-16,
each blade requires a separate form.
If the rotor blade does not have a DA
Form 2408-16, one must be prepared
and all actions recorded, as example,
location of repair, size of repair,
weight of repair, and required weight
adjustments for track and balance.
Clean vertical pin (1) and blade bore (2). Use
cloth (E120) damp with solvent (E162). Wipe pin
and bore dry. Wear gloves (E186).
Check weight cavity drain hole in pitch varying
housing to ensure it is clear of debris. Use pipe
Check that bore (2) is undamaged.