Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Gary Watson

Tools Tips And Tricks

Recommended Posts

not sure what he means by go no-go chain but why would this be a problem. you dont have to pull the chain to do a stretch test.......just to do the inspection.

 

Part of the inspection is to measure the wear/strech of the chain. If the chain is removed you hang a ten pound weight from one end, and measuring the distance between 32 teeth. Measuring insitu is much easier. The go-no-gauge of AF's works slick.

Swede

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Part of the inspection is to measure the wear/strech of the chain. If the chain is removed you hang a ten pound weight from one end, and measuring the distance between 32 teeth. Measuring insitu is much easier. The go-no-gauge of AF's works slick.

Swede

 

 

This go-no-go gauge might be best thing since sliced bread, but I doubt TC will be impressed if there was ever an incident due to a chain failure when they ask if the chain had been inspected to Bell's requirements and you respond with no I used my slick little homemade tool :shock:

 

Cover you're arse do it by the book.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless this slick little gauge falls under paragraph b be warned you could be looking for big problems

 

From CARs

 

571.02 (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person who performs maintenance or elementary work on an aeronautical product shall use the most recent methods, techniques, practices, parts, materials, tools, equipment and test apparatuses that are

 

(a) specified for the aeronautical product in the most recent maintenance manual or instructions for continued airworthiness developed by the manufacturer of that aeronautical product;

 

(B) equivalent to those specified by the manufacturer of that aeronautical product in the most recent maintenance manual or instructions for continued airworthiness; or

 

© in accordance with recognized industry practices at the time the maintenance or elementary work is performed.

 

For some reasom b & c didn't post correctly

Edited by Elvis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Corporation:

*******

 

Date: Count(s): Violation: Penalty: Location:

2007/02/20 1 CAR 571.02(1) $3 500 Calgary, Alb.

 

The Company failed to perform maintenance using the most recent methods and equipment in accordance with the maintenance manual developed by the manufacturer for that aeronautical product.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pacific Dec. 14, 2004 CAR 605.93(1) 7 days licence suspension

 

An aircraft maintenance engineer failed to perform maintenance work on an aircraft in compliance with the standards of airworthiness. The engineer was sanctioned with a 7-days licence suspension.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Elvis,

I fully understand what you are saying, I really do. I just see a lot of similarities between some of the other home made tools diuscussed on this thread as well. We each have different 'things' in our toolbox. For what it's worth, I made that chain stretch tool longgggg before CAR's were even thought of... back in the E&I manual days.

 

Even tho it has been used a handful of times since then, I don't use it often. I also don't work on 204's this summer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know what you are saying Arctic I started in this industry during pre CARs days as well. I am just saying cover your arse you and only you are responsible for how you maintain your helicopter.

 

If you take shotcuts in inspection requirements will the head office protect you when something goes wrong?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I know what you are saying Arctic I started in this industry during pre CARs days as well. I am just saying cover your arse you and only you are responsible for how you maintain your helicopter.

 

If you take shotcuts in inspection requirements will the head office protect you when something goes wrong?

 

Bottom Line!!! Follow the effing book!!! Nobody can "EVER" nail you!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for your support splitpin.

 

In honour of this I will grant you a 2 week grace of no "Little Johnny" jokes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scenario, in court of law on the stand.

 

Lawyer-"Can you explain how you performed the work in question?

 

You-"I used the procedure stated in the Maintenance Manual."

(Bell Helicopter Lawyer cringes!!!!!)

 

2nd Scenario, in court of law on the stand

 

Lawyer-"Can you explain how you performed the work in question?"

 

You-"Well Bob and I figured out this way of doing things that makes the job go quicker, as we have a little (procedure, tool, method insert your favourite) and it works just slick."

 

(Bell Helicopter Lawyer exhales in relief and we hear the prosecuting attorneys lawn mower fire up because your as*, is grass!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...