AVIM PROCEDURES FOR MAIN ROTOR BLADE EROSION PROTECTION, TASK L-101 TIP CAP BOOT
INSTALLATION, UH-60 AND AH-64 AIRCRAFT
Section I. GENERAL
5-1. Personnel Requirements, Supplies and Dimensions.
a. Personnel Requirements. Two people (MOS 68G) and six manhours are required to install four tip cap boots
after blades have been removed.
b. Supplies and Dimensions . Refer to Table 5-1 for UH-60 applications and Table 5-2 for AH-64 applications.
Section II. MAIN ROTOR BLADE TIP CAP BOOT INSTALLATION
Exposure of the TASK L-101 tip cap boots to rain while in flight will gradually
deteriorate boot creating pin-head size pits in the leading edge surface. Boot
damage sustained during flight in rain may be repaired using the procedures
described in the repairs section.
5-2. 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 .