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Aircraft weighed

Work continued this week: 

XZ179: 

  • No.2 AC control and protection unit replaced after fault found on ground run. 
  • Aircraft prepped for weighing. Basic fit determined and role equipment gathered to be weighed for fit as required. 
  • Aircraft defueled to minimum fuel status. 
  • Aircraft weighed. 
  • Tracking requirements discussed and initial tracking arranged with Heli-Tune representative. 
  • Spare MRGB and Gem delivered.
  • Inspection of new Gem started. 
  • Oil samples taken from remaining gearboxes.
  • Inspection of gearboxes and ECU mag plugs carried out. 

XZ678: 

• No.1 ECU removal started.

• No.2 ECU exhaust removed for inspection

• No.2 rear bearing scavenge pots removed for inspection

Work to be continued next week:

XZ179: 

  • Prep aircraft for ground run. 
  • Fit blade tracking kit
  • Carry out 3rd rotors turning ground run.
  • Get initial ground vibration measurements for main rotors.
  • Track tail rotor blades. 

XZ678: 

• Continue inspection of No.2 ECU

• Remove No.1 ECU

• Continue stripping and cleaning main fuel tanks.

twentytwopl 7 December 2021 Uncategorised

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