6.8 INTERMEDIATE CONNECTING LINKS (ET).
This inspection procedure is for the yaw, thrust, roll, or pitch ILCA
intermediate connecting links.
6.8.2 Defects. Inspect the complete part after bearings and sleeves have been removed. Pay particular attention to the
bores and lugs. No cracks are allowed.
6.8.3 Primary Method. Eddy Current.
a. Eddy Current Inspection Unit
b. Probe, straight, shielded surface, 100 KHz-500 KHz
c. Probe, right angle, shielded surface, 100 KHz-500 KHz, 901/2 inch drop
d. Cable Assembly
e. Reference Block, three-notched aluminum (0.008, 0.020, and 0.040 EDM notches)
g. Aircraft Marking Pencil, refer to Table 1-8
18.104.22.168 Preparation of Helicopter. The helicopter shall be prepared for safe ground maintenance and the links removed
in accordance with the applicable technical manuals listed in Table 1-1.
22.214.171.124 Access. Not applicable.
126.96.36.199 Preparation of Part. The bearings and sleeves shall be removed from the links and the links shall be thoroughly
188.8.131.52 NDI Equipment Settings.
a. Make the following initial settings on the Eddy Current Inspection Unit, NORTEC-19e .
- 200 KHz
(1) Null probe on test block.
(2) Adjust phase as required to obtain horizontal lift-off.
(3) Move probe over all three notches in test block. Adjust gain to obtain a three block vertical signal when
probe is passed over 0.040 inch notch in test block. (Refer to standard instrument display shown in Figure