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tail rotor blade in bond fixture having a new pocket installed.
Blade in bond fixture
prior to receiving 12 new pockets.
Autec uses ABS
exclusively for rotor blade repairs on it's 2 S-61N's operating in the
Bahamas on the U.S. Navy Torpedo Test Range.
of the interesting projects that ABS has been involved with was the
Rotary Rocket Rotor atmospheric test vehicle. This spacecraft used
Sikorsky S-58 main rotor blades that ABS overhauled and modified with
tip jets to control re-entry.
See video clip @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Kp63-an2ts.
of the spar to convert a non-BIM S-58/S-55 main blade to BIM
configuration. ABS is the only facility in the world capable of
completing this re-work.
Electronic balance fixture capable of completing both span-wise &
UH-60 Tail Rotor Blades during Dis-assembly and Inspection.
UH-60 Tail Blade in Spar Plug Alignment and Bonding Fixture.
Recently renovated and enlarged machine room with expanded capabilities.
A Computerized Balance Systems is used to achieve both span & chord
calculations during static balance of both Main and Tail Rotor Blades.
Here a UH-60L main blade is being balanced.