Accession Number : AD0787333

Title :   Investigation of Inspection Aids.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 18 Apr 73-24 May 74,

Corporate Author : RCA GOVERNMENT AND COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS BURLINGTON MASS AEROSPACE SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Calhoon,Richard L. ; Hohn,Fred W. ; McNamee,James A. ; Wierenga,Bruce B. ; Cook,T. N.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 199

Abstract : The investigation of inspection aids was performed to identify specific inspection requirements and recommend relatively small aids or indicators, current or conceptual, that will enhance the troubleshooting inspection/preventive maintenance process for Army helicopters. Inspection requirements and procedures for six helicopter types (AH-1, UH-1, CH-47, CH-54, OH-6, OH-58) were analyzed. Significant inspections were identified and the effectiveness and adequacy of presently used procedures and techniques was assessed. Areas where the inspector is highly dependent upon subjective judgment or cumbersome or ineffective procedures are employed were determined. Surveys of available off-the-shelf vendor aids and candidate conceptual inspection aids which offer improved inspection efficiency in these areas were performed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *INSPECTION, *PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, *HELICOPTERS, ARMY AIRCRAFT, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), BEARINGS, WEAR, ALIGNMENT, FAILURE, DETECTION, CORROSION, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE