THE AFT ROTOR PYLON
STEP GIVES YOU A STEP UP SO YOU CAN PERFORM MAINTENANCE TASKS IN A MORE NATURAL STANDING POSITION.
Consisting of the cockpit, the cabin, fuel sponsons, a transition section and the tail rotor pylon
, the complete airframe assembly is suspended off the ground by the shaft of its main rotor gearbox.
As per the contract, Exelis will fabricate and assemble the composite sponsons, the tail rotor pylon
and the horizontal stabilizer of the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter.
The vessel was also carrying the tail rotor pylon
and other parts of the aircraft recovered from 300 feet below the surface.
The aft rotor pylon
of the CH-47F makes teardown and assembly easier, for rapid deployment
The second prototype is now being flown with the uprated engines and modified tail, plus a redesigned main rotor pylon
, main rotor blades with drooped tips and an extended chord, and a modified main rotor hub.
We applied our experience developing the composite main rotor pylon
for the Sikorsky-built CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, and consequently our understanding of Sikorsky's design and manufacturing methodologies, to influence the RAIDER fuselage's preliminary and detailed designs, and subsequent development of the associated tooling.
Pay attention to the pilot static tubes when covering the nose and windshield as you try to hook the main rotor pylon
Armed variants are the short-fuselage AS 532AC, which can carry up to 21 troops, the long-fuselage AS 532AL, which accommodates up to 25 and the short naval AS 532SC with a folding tail rotor pylon
, deck landing assistance device and provisions for two AM39 Exocet anti-ship missiles or ASW torpedoes.
You can get a step up with the aft rotor pylon
This assembly, known as the Main Rotor Pylon
(MRP), is one of six major fuselage sections and houses the CH-53K's Main Rotor Head, the No.
The major subcontracted sections include the cockpit and cabin (Spirit), aft transition (GKN), tail rotor pylon
and sponsons (EDO), and main rotor pylon