AMEP 114 - Rotor Systems and Dynamic Balance

This course 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


Admission to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program.


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
Align and Static Balance a Bell Type Semi Rigid Rotor Head
- Remove and reinstall main rotor assembly
- Simulate dynamic balance using whirlygig
Conditional Inspection
- Complete a conditional inspection for a tail rotor strike on a helicopter
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


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