SECTION VII. EMPENNAGE MAINTENANCE
This task covers:
Fuselage. Vertical Stabilizer. Horizontal Stabilator. General (Fittings, Castings, Forgings).
2.102.2. Initial Setup
Aircraft mechanics tool kit (item 376, App H)
3/8 x 1/2-inch drive socket wrench adapter (item 6,
700 - 1600 inch-pound 1/2-inch drive click type torque
wrench (item 433, App H)
30 - 150 inch-pound 3/8-inch drive click type torque
wrench (item 441, App H)
Cloth (item 50, App F)
Dishwashing compound (item 72, App F)
Grease (item 87, App F)
Sponge (item 190, App F)
Attack Helicopter Repairer
Refer to paragraph 2.103 for damage limits and corrective action.
a. Check skin panels, access covers, doors, and fairings for corrosion, cracks, tears, punctures, loose or
missing fasteners, and working rivets.
b. Check honeycomb panels for cracks, tears, or punctures.
c. Check steps for corrosion, cracks, and condition of anti-skid coating.
d. Check structural attach points for wear caused by movement. None allowed.
e. When electrical connectors are detached, check for foreign objects, corroded, bent, broken, loose, or
(1) Check connector operation for smooth, positive locking action.
(2) Check wire harnesses for chafing and loose installation. Refer to TM 55-1500-323-24 for wire and connec-
f. Check for cracks at frame F.S. 530 and F.S. 547 forward faces. Use flashlight and mirror.
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