6.7 PILOT/CPG COLLECTIVE STICK TUBE (ET).
6.7.1 Description (Figure 6-1. Index No. 7).
The task is typical for either the pilot or CPG collective stick tubes. The
pilot/CPG collective stick tubes are a part of the collective stick grips.
6.7.2 Defects. This inspection is used to verify crack indications found visually on the pilot/CPG collective stick tube.
No cracks are allowed.
6.7.3 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
188.8.131.52 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 pilot/CPG collective stick tube shall be removed in accordance
with the applicable technical manuals listed in Table 1-1.
184.108.40.206 Access. Access is through the pilot/CPG crew stations.
220.127.116.11 Preparation of Part. The part shall be thoroughly cleaned. Refer to Preparation of Part or Area for NDI,
18.104.22.168 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:
(1) Null probe on test block.
(2) Adjust phase as required to obtain horizontal lift-o
(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.)