posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 08:33 AM
If the operator has spares, they could save a lot of time by inspecting a spare bearing, while the aircraft bearing is being removed and just swapping
out the bearing. The bearing that was removed from the aircraft could be returned to stock if it passes inspection.
I have a phobia about tail rotors and always triple checked any work that I did to them. We had a pitch change link failure on a maintenance check
flight after replacing a tail gear box. We were in a hover and I was looking out the cargo door watching the tail when the failure happened. I had
just told the pilot to get us on the deck when we spun and I was tossed across the inside, leaving a nice dent in the other side of the fuselage. I
was the only person not strapped in and the only person hurt. My injuries from that was why I had to get out of the Navy.