Section VIII. DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE UH-1 AIRCRAFT
3-19. Description. 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 UH-1H aircraft in sequence. If more than two personnel are available, the main rotor and tail
rotor can be done simultaneously.
3-20. Personnel Requirements and Supplies.
a. Personnel: 2 required (MOS 67 Series).
3-21. 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 brushing 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. Use
a. Remove Blades. Removing the main rotor blades makes the installation easier, but removal is not mandatory.
The tail rotor blades should not be removed.
b. Main Rotor Tape Installation.
(1) Cleaning. Clean area shown in figure 3-32 with cheesecloth or machinery towel dampened with MEK,
isopropyl alcohol, or denatured alcohol.