CH‐46 Fiberglass Rotor Blade Repair Program
Abstract:The importance of field repair capability of fiberglass rotor blades at the lowest maintenance level is discussed. An overview of validated repairs in a controlled environment is presented including fatigue testing as well as actual repairs—out of the laboratory and in the field by Navy and Marine Corps mechanics. Substantial cost improvement between fiberglass and metal blades was realized because of improved reliability of fiberglass blades requiring less maintenance actions.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Boeing Vertol Company, Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date: October 1, 1981
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