4.24 ENGINE NACELLE STRUT ATTACHMENT AREA (ET).
Description (Figure 4-1. Index No. 24)
. The two engine nacelle struts are located inside the engine nacelle
at the rear end and above each engine. The struts and the nacelle attachment area are aluminum.
Defects. Defects can occur anywhere on the surface of the engine. nacelle strut attachment area. No cracks
Primary Method. Eddy Current.
NDI Equipment and Materials. (Refer to Appendix B.)
Eddy Current Inspection Unit
Probe, straight, shielded surface, 100 KHz-500 KHz
Probe, right angle, shielded surface, 100 KHz-500 KHz, 90
1/2 inch drop
Reference Block, three-notched aluminum (0.008, 0.020, and
0.040 EDM notches)
Teflon Tape, refer to Table 1-8
Aircraft Marking Pencil, refer to Table 1-8
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. If required, the engine nacelle strut shall be removed in accordance with the
applicable technical manuals listed in Table 1-1.
Access. Access is through the engine work platform door (Figure 1-4, Items RN 1 and LN 1).
Preparation of Part. The part shall be thoroughly cleaned. Refer to Preparation of Part or Area for NDI,
NDI Equipment Settings.
Make the following initial settings on the Eddy Current Inspection Unit, NORTEC-19e
- 200 KHz
Refer to Eddy Current Method, paragraph 1.4.11. Set up on test block as follows:
Null probe on test block.
Adjust phase as required to obtain horizontal lift-off.
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