Backup Method. None required.
4.7.5 System Securing. If removed, pods require installation and secure all access panels opened in accordance with
the applicable technical manuals listed in Table 1-1.
4.8.1 Description (Figure 4-1, Index No. 8). The pods are located on each side of the fuselage section containing the
fuel tanks. The forward end of each pod contains components of the electronic and electrical systems. A hinged panel
in each pod provides access to the forward landing gear.
Defects. Fluid in honeycomb core.
Assure compliance with all applicable safety precautions set forth in TM 55-1500-335-23
(Nondestructive Inspection Methods manual) listed in Table 1-1. A hazard associated with
exposure to ionizing radiation is that serious injury can be inflicted without pain, burning, or
other sense of discomfort during the exposure period. Radiation protection shall be utilized in
accordance with AR40-14/DLAR 1000.28.
a. X-ray Unit
b. LORAD Tripod, X-ray tubehead stand
d. Film, Ready Pack 8 inch x 10 inch
Preparation of Helicopter. The helicopter shall be prepared for safe ground maintenance. If required, the
pods and/or bladders shall be removed in accordance with applicable technical manuals listed in Table 1-1.
Access. Refer to Figure 1-4 and Table 1-2 to locate applicable access panels, doors, and fairings.
Preparation of Part. The pod shall be thoroughly cleaned. Refer to Preparation of Part or Area for NDI,
NDI Equipment Settings.
b. Equipment settings, inspection data, and arrangement for each exposure are given in Figure 4-8.