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Author: Leonardo    Date: 9/11/2021 6:14:48 AM  +2/-1   Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

Pilots tend to love them. Mx that hasn't figured out a better way to complete a task hate them. If you're pulling the floor to change a searchlight, then you aren't using your brain. Same goes for the wiring in the tail plane. You aren't using your head to figure out solutions-you're just changing parts. HUMS connectors too fragile?  Don't put your foot on them when you step on the input module to look at the head. Now let's get to your leaking main rotor dampers. wipe the dust off of the rod when you do a daily. It's actually common sense. 

Yeah I get it. The 139 has some inherent issues in the machine, but so does every other airframe. The main wheels have too much negative camber, scissor link bushings wear quickly and tear the crap split boot, but you have to keep an eye on them to prevent that from happenin. Some jobs aren't fun to do, but also the same with every other type of airframe. Learn the 139, and figure out safe workarounds to get the task accomplished more efficiently. Then learn each individual aircraft. Then learn the MEL. They're all a bit different, but you will learn to spot things before they become an issue. 

If you figure out a better way to do something or you see an error in the maintenance manual, submit it to Leonardo. Most of the time they have a stick in the arse attitude, but they do make revisions---often. 
Lastly, listen to the pilots.  Sometimes they just complain, but sometimes they can alert you to an issue before it becomes a problem. Rotor brake not building pressure within 3 pumps?  Show them the maintenance manual. It doesn't specify 3 pumps. They were taught incorrectly. Torque split?  Check the switch. Move it from temp matching, and try not to be a d bag about it. Work together with everyone and I guarantee your job will be more enjoyable. 

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Why 139 haters???? (NT) +1/-3 Whats wrong with the ship? 9/7/2021 3:39:28 PM