Preparation of Helicopter. The helicopter shall be prepared for safe ground maintenance. A partial
inspection for cause (visual indications, sites of mechanical damage, corrosion, etc.) may be performed on all exposed
surfaces of the installed part using this procedure in accordance with the applicable technical manuals listed in Table 1-1.
Access. Access is through the pylon nose fairing (Figure 1-4, Item P1).
Preparation of Part. The part shall be thoroughly cleaned. Refer to Preparation of Part or X Area for NDI,
NDI Equipment Settings.
Make the following initial settings on the Eddy Current Inspection Unit, NORTEC-19e
- 200 KHz
Probe drive - mid
Refer to Eddy Current Method, paragraph 1.4.11. Set up on test block as follows:
(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. (See the standard instrument display shown in Figure 1-7.)
Inspection Procedure. Refer to Eddy Current Method, paragraph 1.4.11 and Figure 4-17.
Place probe on a good area in the inspection location and null. Adjust phase as requiredo obtain horizontal lift-
Inspect the part.
Any signal similar to the notches in the test block is cause for rejection.
Either probe identified in paragraph 188.8.131.52 may be used depending primarily on the ease of accessibility and user
friendliness. If the probes are changed, steps 184.108.40.206 b. (1), (2), and (3) shall be repeated each time a change is