SPHERICAL BALL/SPHERICAL BALL BEARING AXIAL PLAY CHECK
Aircraft Mechanics Tool Kit, NSN 5180-00-323-4692
Medium Helicopter Repairer (2)
Battery Connected (Task 1-39)
Electrical Power On
Hydraulic Power On
Work Platform Open, as Required (Task 2-2)
Tiedown Lines Installed On One Forward and One Aft
Blade (Task 1-26)
Restrain blades when thrust control is
raised or lowered to prevent injury to
personnel and damage to the aircraft.
Aft blade can hit the strobe light when
thrust control is full up.
Spherical ball/spherical ball bearing
axial play check is same for forward or
aft swashplate. Aft is shown here.
Keep the control stick (1) and directional pedals
(2) at neutral position.
Press the thrust control brake trigger (3). Raise
the thrust control (4) to full up.