NO. 2 ENGINE LOAD DEMAND SPINDLE AFT CABLE INSTALLATION
This task covers:
4.179.2. Initial Setup
Aircraft mechanics tool kit (item 376, App H)
0.0 - 10.0-pound weighing scale (item 272, App H)
30 - 150 inch-pound 1/4-inch drive click type torque
wrench (item 435, App H)
7/8 x 3/8-inch drive open end box socket wrench
crowfoot attachment (item 86, App H)
Attack Helicopter Repairer
Attack Helicopter Repairer/Technical
The engine load demand spindle (LDS)
cables cannot be intermixed with cables
manufactured by different vendors.
Cables that have a metallic exterior (Con-
trolex) cannot be intermixed with cables
that have a black tubing exterior (Cable-
craft). Cable must be replaced with same
exact part number. If exact part is not
available, all No. 1 and No. 2 engine LDS
cables (four cables) must be replaced
with new cables (Cablecraft).
a. Check cable ribbon (1) friction load.
(1) Place cable (2) on flat surface. Ensure cable
(2) is not bent or twisted.
(2) Slide ribbon (1) 2.5 INCHES in and out of
cable (2). There should be no binding, stiff-
ness, or jamming.
(3) Check friction load of ribbon (1). Load not to
exceed 1.5 POUNDS. Use scale.
(4) If ribbon movement is rough or friction load
exceeds 1.5 POUNDS, replace cable.
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