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AMEP 114 - Rotor Systems and Dynamic Balance
This module covers the assembly and inspection of tail rotor and main rotor assemblies for helicopters an dynamic balance a rotating mass.

Hours: 48.8 (Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 48.8)
Total Weeks:  15

Prerequisite: Admission to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program.
Course Content:

P14-1 Align and Static Balance a Bell Type Semi Rigid Rotor Head

  • Remove and reinstall main rotor assembly
  • Simulate dynamic balance using whirlygig
P14-2 Conditional Inspection
  • Complete a conditional inspection for a tail rotor strike on a helicopter
P14-3 Dynamic Balance of propeller, or driveshaft or tail rotor
  • Install balancing equipment on aircraft
  • Dynamically balance a propeller, or driveshaft or tail roto
Learning Outcomes:
  • The student will disassemble, inspect, and reassemble tail rotor and main rotor installations.
  • The student will balance a propeller.
Grading System:  Percentage

Passing Grade:  70%

Percentage of Group Work:  100

Additional Comments:
  • P14-1=53%
  • P14-2=40%
  • P14-3=7%

Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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