MAIN ROTOR BLADE ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGER DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY continued
a. Clean electrostatic discharger, stud, fitting,
and brackets. Use methyl ethyl ketone
(item 124, App F) (para 1.47).
To prevent damage to main rotor blade,
sand metallic surfaces in a spanwise di-
rection and sand glass skin surfaces in a
Perform steps b and c only if one or
both brackets were removed. Other-
wise, proceed directly to paragraph
The bracket bonding area on the blade
trailing edge consists of the bracket
mating surface and an area extending
a minimum of 4 inches beyond the in-
board and outboard sides of bracket
b. Remove top coat of paint and primer from
bracket bonding area.
(1) Sand bracket bonding area in a spanwise di-
(a) Start with cloth (item 47, App F).
(b) Finish with cloth (item 48, App F).
(2) Verify that no traces of paint remain on brack-
et bonding area.
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