REMOVE PITCH LINK
Do not disconnect either end of a pitch
link unless the blade load is removed
from the pitch link. Injury to personnel
and damage to equipment can occur
if a pitch link is disconnected without
the blade load being supported by
On helicopters with 45 and without
63 the lower end of the pitch link must
be disconnected first or damage to
equipment may occur.
DISCONNECT PITCH LINK LOWER END
Remove cotter pin (4), nut (5), and washer (6)
from bolt (7) in swashplate lugs (8). Do not
remove the bolt.
Position blade (1) at center of lead-lag travel.
Have helpers lift and support the blade. Remove
bolt (7) and limiter (9).
Have helpers twist blade (1) as required to align
holes in pitch arm (10) and pitch shaft (11).
Install lockpin (12).
Remove the lower end of pitch link (13) from
swashplate lugs (8). Lower blade (1).
Check that bushings (14 and 15) remain
installed. Install bolt (7), with limiter (9), through
swashplate lugs (8). Loosely install washer (6)
and nut (5) on the bolt.
DISCONNECT PITCH LINK UPPER END
Remove cotter pin (16), nut (17), and washer
(18), from bolt (19). Remove the bolt and limiter
(20) from the pocket in pitch arm (10). Remove
pitch link (13) from the pitch arm pocket.
Check that bushings (21 and 22) remain installed.
Install bolt (19), with limiter (20) through the
pocket of pitch arm (9). Loosely install washer
(18) and nut (17) in the pocket of pitch arm (9).
END OF TASK