blade tracking

blade tracking

i. The process of determining the position of the tips of the propeller blades relative to each other. See blade track.
ii. The mechanical procedure used to bring the blades of the rotor in satisfactory relationship with each other under dynamic conditions so that all blades rotate in a common plane.
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"The Comanche's blades are designed to be removed easily for transport in cargo planes without disconnecting the push rods that control blade pitch, so you don't have to do a maintenance check flight to make sure of blade tracking and balance," Linden said.