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Helicopter Preflight Checkllist
Author: Dean Wichmann

Helicopters ( general )
Working from front - back quick check PRIOR TO EACH FLIGHT

- remove canopy and check all servo mounts / arms, pushrod connections,
battery pack, switch, receiver and gyro integrity.

- check fuel tank, lines and filters for leaks.

- check muffler attachment

- check all main frame bellcranks, pushrod connections, mainshaft retaining
bolts, washout arms, eclips, mainrotor grips and blades, paddle alignment
landing gear condition

- check main / tail drive gears for chips / uneven wear

- check tail boom attachment, drive take off gear, tail rotor servo

- check tail rotor pushrod for smooth actuation, horizontal and vertical
tail security.

- check tail rotor bellcrank, grips and blades


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