blade cuff

blade cuff

blade cuff
A metallic, wooden, or plastic structure designed for attachment to the shank end of the blade, with an outer surface that will transform the round shank into an airfoil section. The cuff is designed primarily to increase the flow of cooling air to the engine nacelle.
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If that happens, the blade drops from an elevated position damaging the blade cuff, the hub and the root of the blade.
Losing a blade cuff is an uncommon occurrence and not explicitly covered in NATOPS.
He then found a few cracks near the blade cuff and notified QA.
Always remember that rotor blades should be repositioned to slide the pin out of the blade cuff.
Pounding or hammering out blade pins can damage the blade pin and unseat the bushings in the blade cuff.
Extensive damage occurred to the blade cuff on the No.
If you put the pins back in the blade cuff before the lube dries completely, it'll act like glue.