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. Removing the blade pins requires lifting the blade to relieve tension.
Pounding or hammering out blade pins can damage the blade pin and unseat the bushings in the blade cuff.
1 blade cuff. At this point, they stopped all maintenance and immediately reported the problem to maintenance control.
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.