Section VI. DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE CH-47 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 CH-47 aircraft in sequence. This instruction applies to the main rotor. If more personnel are
available, two rotors can be done simultaneously but the same personnel should do one rotor to assure same technique is
used on blades on each rotor.
3-14. Personnel Requirements and Supplies.
a. Personnel: 2 required and one assistant (MOS 67 Series).
3-15. Installation Procedures.
Volatile and toxic fumes occur when using solvents, causing both a fire and a
Provide proper ventilation and protective thing, 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. Forward and Aft Rotor Tape Installation.
Same for both rotors.