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Offline Peter

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AH-64 Apache Helicopter
« on: May 18, 2018, 10:15:24 AM »
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Hope it's sorted soon.

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Offline jjcabgou

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Re: AH-64 Apache Helicopter
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 09:50:00 PM »
after all this time, they discover something like this now?  Seems strange, but obviously better late than never.   Really an incredible helicopter, and aviators that flew them, briefed many of those guys over in the desert.   

Offline BudM

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Re: AH-64 Apache Helicopter
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 01:15:28 AM »
Would think they looked at those things for wear and tear along with stress on scheduled periodic calendar inspections like with fixed wing aircraft.  I can't fathom it would be any different because it is a chopper as I used to see those guys taking their birds apart for inspections too.
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Offline jjcabgou

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Re: AH-64 Apache Helicopter
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 09:11:25 AM »
Would think they looked at those things for wear and tear along with stress on scheduled periodic calendar inspections like with fixed wing aircraft.  I can't fathom it would be any different because it is a chopper as I used to see those guys taking their birds apart for inspections too.
Yes they do, they all have scheduled maintenance, that's why this seems  a little odd, it has been in service for more than 20 years.

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Re: AH-64 Apache Helicopter
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2018, 03:27:27 PM »
Yes they do, they all have scheduled maintenance, that's why this seems  a little odd, it has been in service for more than 20 years.

Quote from the article < ...The service has detected a number of defective nuts  ....  >

It is possible that there has been a change of supplier, as it would be unlikely, IMHO, that there would be any of the original manufacturer's nuts in stock after 20 years or so. Or maybe just a defective batch with a limited life cycle.

I'm sure the QA/QC inspection/investigation teams will get to the bottom of this.

Peter
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Offline Gray Wolf

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Re: AH-64 Apache Helicopter
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2018, 11:48:02 PM »
It is possible that there has been a change of supplier, as it would be unlikely, IMHO, that there would be any of the original manufacturer's nuts in stock after 20 years or so.

The first thought that popped into my head was, where are these parts being manufactured? China perhaps? One wonders
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