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Servicing and Maintenance of Civil Aircraft

Servicing and Maintenance of Civil Aircraft Worksho p and Production Section Special Organization and Equipment of British Overseas Airways N E of the many problems confronting those extent , divorced from those of maintenance, and Universal Engine Stand responsible for the maintenance and repair more often than not it is only the operator's ex­ This engine stand was designed for taking in-line of aircraft, aero-engines, airscrews, and an­ perience of a component under varied conditions of or radial engines of all types . It is designed in such cillary equipment is that of providing the highly environmen t and climate which enables him to a way that it is a transport stand with two fixed specialized plant, tools and test rigs necessary for evolve special equipment needed for efficient an d two castored wheels. It can be locked to the th e efficient handling, processing, and testing of the servicing. floor by means of the bolts and sockets for erecting man y varied and sometimes complicated compo­ Th e Corporation, therefore, decided to form, as an or dismantling. The engine can be turned through nent s which form part of th e modern aeroplane. adjunc t to the Service Engineering Department, a 90 deg. an d is self-locked in an y position by rotating Service Equipmen t Section, which would be entirely A t the very outset, British Overseas Airways th e handle. It is fitted with a tra y for catching the devote d to the design and development of special Corporation, which has to operate throughout the oil drainings, and for the placing of tools or spare world a large and fast air fleet, operating at a high equipmen t for maintenance and overhaul. This parts . A ring supporting the engine is actuated standar d of efficiency, encountered problems of Section, under the control of Mr. F. S. Saunders, b y a single-start square-threaded spindle. (See considerable difficulty in respect of first-class, easy- starte d by turning out equipment which, owing to Figs. 1 and 2.) to-handle , servicing equipment. lack of demand, could not be purchased outside. Later , the scope of its activities increased; until I t ca n truthfully be said tha t the evolution of the Universal Airscrew Stand to-da y it has become a self-contained factory, aeroplane has outpaced the development of the This stand was designed to receive all types of tools and servicing equipment which contribute comprising drawing and printing offices, stores, airscrews by the simple method of having different in no small measure to its speedy and efficient turn- machine, fitting, erection, and construction shops. typ e sleeves for the various screws which are round or overhaul, and which, besides enabling the Here , apar t from a large variety of finished articles, mounte d on it. The stan d is so designed tha t it can ar e produced rigs for testing, tools, jigs an d fixtures, aircraft to spend a greater proportion of its life in b e wheeled to the underside of the aircraft engine. an d other specialized equipment, some of which its natural clement, also add to economical opera­ Th e operator then removes the screw, lowers it, hav e been adopted by contractors controlled by the tion by reducing maintenance costs. fits the correct sleeve and slides th e airscrew on to Ministry of Aircraft Production. Th e numbe r of proprietary articles of plant, tools th e spindle of th e airscrew stand . It is the n wheeled an d equipment available for such purposes is ex­ A number of designs, which range from a device t o the Stripping Shops, where, by means provided, tremel y restricted, and aircraft and aero-engine for descaling exhaust valves to a comprehensive th e operator turns the handle and brings th e screw manufacturer s do not, as a rule, give much consid­ tes t rig for automatic pilots, have been patented. from the vertical to the horizontal position. It is eratio n to the detailed manipulation of their pro­ Th e following descriptions cover some of the the n ready for stripping. During transit periods, duct s after they have left the factory; mainly mor e interesting types of rig, from th e many which th e airscrew is locked to the propeller stand, so because the problems of production are, to a large hav e been evolved. tha t it cannot rotate and damage the tips. After th e screw is dismantled , the stand is wheeled to the building par t of the airscrew shop, when airscrews ca n be built on it, torque loaded, and by another attachmen t blade angles can be checked. The stan d and screw are then ready to be wheeled to an aircraft requiring them. 23 5 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

Servicing and Maintenance of Civil Aircraft

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology , Volume 14 (8): 1 – Aug 1, 1942

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Emerald Publishing
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0002-2667
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Worksho p and Production Section Special Organization and Equipment of British Overseas Airways N E of the many problems confronting those extent , divorced from those of maintenance, and Universal Engine Stand responsible for the maintenance and repair more often than not it is only the operator's ex­ This engine stand was designed for taking in-line of aircraft, aero-engines, airscrews, and an­ perience of a component under varied conditions of or radial engines of all types . It is designed in such cillary equipment is that of providing the highly environmen t and climate which enables him to a way that it is a transport stand with two fixed specialized plant, tools and test rigs necessary for evolve special equipment needed for efficient an d two castored wheels. It can be locked to the th e efficient handling, processing, and testing of the servicing. floor by means of the bolts and sockets for erecting man y varied and sometimes complicated compo­ Th e Corporation, therefore, decided to form, as an or dismantling. The engine can be turned through nent s which form part of th e modern aeroplane. adjunc t to the Service Engineering Department, a 90 deg. an d is self-locked in an y position by rotating Service Equipmen t Section, which would be entirely A t the very outset, British Overseas Airways th e handle. It is fitted with a tra y for catching the devote d to the design and development of special Corporation, which has to operate throughout the oil drainings, and for the placing of tools or spare world a large and fast air fleet, operating at a high equipmen t for maintenance and overhaul. This parts . A ring supporting the engine is actuated standar d of efficiency, encountered problems of Section, under the control of Mr. F. S. Saunders, b y a single-start square-threaded spindle. (See considerable difficulty in respect of first-class, easy- starte d by turning out equipment which, owing to Figs. 1 and 2.) to-handle , servicing equipment. lack of demand, could not be purchased outside. Later , the scope of its activities increased; until I t ca n truthfully be said tha t the evolution of the Universal Airscrew Stand to-da y it has become a self-contained factory, aeroplane has outpaced the development of the This stand was designed to receive all types of tools and servicing equipment which contribute comprising drawing and printing offices, stores, airscrews by the simple method of having different in no small measure to its speedy and efficient turn- machine, fitting, erection, and construction shops. typ e sleeves for the various screws which are round or overhaul, and which, besides enabling the Here , apar t from a large variety of finished articles, mounte d on it. The stan d is so designed tha t it can ar e produced rigs for testing, tools, jigs an d fixtures, aircraft to spend a greater proportion of its life in b e wheeled to the underside of the aircraft engine. an d other specialized equipment, some of which its natural clement, also add to economical opera­ Th e operator then removes the screw, lowers it, hav e been adopted by contractors controlled by the tion by reducing maintenance costs. fits the correct sleeve and slides th e airscrew on to Ministry of Aircraft Production. Th e numbe r of proprietary articles of plant, tools th e spindle of th e airscrew stand . It is the n wheeled an d equipment available for such purposes is ex­ A number of designs, which range from a device t o the Stripping Shops, where, by means provided, tremel y restricted, and aircraft and aero-engine for descaling exhaust valves to a comprehensive th e operator turns the handle and brings th e screw manufacturer s do not, as a rule, give much consid­ tes t rig for automatic pilots, have been patented. from the vertical to the horizontal position. It is eratio n to the detailed manipulation of their pro­ Th e following descriptions cover some of the the n ready for stripping. During transit periods, duct s after they have left the factory; mainly mor e interesting types of rig, from th e many which th e airscrew is locked to the propeller stand, so because the problems of production are, to a large hav e been evolved. tha t it cannot rotate and damage the tips. After th e screw is dismantled , the stand is wheeled to the building par t of the airscrew shop, when airscrews ca n be built on it, torque loaded, and by another attachmen t blade angles can be checked. The stan d and screw are then ready to be wheeled to an aircraft requiring them. 23 5

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 1942

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