Section V. DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE OH-58D AIRCRAFT
. This procedure provides instructions for the application
of a kit which protects helicopter rotor blades
against sand erosion which may occur. The steps are arranged in sequence to permit two personnel to complete
installation on the entire OH-58D aircraft in sequence. This instruction applies to the main rotor only. If more than two
personnel are available, both blades can be done simultaneously.
3-11. Personnel Requirements and Supplies.
a. Personnel: 2 required and one assistant (MOS 67 Series).
3-12. Installation Procedures.
Volatile and toxic fumes occur when using solvents, causing both a fire and a
Provide proper ventilation and protective clothing, including eye shield, when
using solvents. Avoid breathing vapors and skin contact as much as possible.
Wash contacted skin with soap and water. If solvent contacts eyes, flush them
with clean water and get immediate medical help.
Consult U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency (U.S. AEHA) Technical Guide
Operations 144 Guidelines for Controlling Health Hazards in Paint Operations
and the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for guidance.
a. Remove Blades . Removing the main rotor blades makes the installation easier, but removal is not mandatory.
b. Main Rotor Tape Installation.
(1) Cleaning. Clean area shown in figure 3-23 with cheeseclot h or machinery towel dampened with MEK,
isopropyl alcohol, or denatured alcohol.