The Eurocopter / Airbus Helicopters AS 350/355 Book

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The Eurocopter / Airbus Helicopters AS 350/355 Book by Phil Croucher.

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Introduction 1

The Basics 1

Operation 4

The Airframe 7

Structure 10

The Body 10

Canopy 11

Rear Structure 13

The Tail Boom 13

Landing Gear 17

The Cockpit 19

Cabin Heating 20

VEMD 21

Flying Controls 23

Control Mixing 24

The Engine 25

Arriel 27

Starting 29

Fuel Control 30

Counting Engine Cycles 32

NG Measurement 33

T4 Measurement 34

AS 355 35

Allison 250 36

Firewall 39

Overhead Panel 40

Transmission & Rotors 41

Main Rotor Gearbox 41

Suspension 43

Freewheel 45

Torquemeter 47

Lubrication 51

Rotor Head 53

Rotor Mast 56

Rotors 57

Rotor Speed 57

Rotor Brake 58

Tail Rotor 59

Chinese Weights 60

Tail Rotor Gearbox 61

Systems 63

Hydraulics 63

Accumulators 65

Components 67

Hydraulic System Checks 72

Problems 75

AS 355 83

Fuel 85

Measurement Of Contents 86

Problems 88

AS 355 89

Electrics 91

AS 350 91

AS 355 93

Fire Protection 94

Detection 94

Automatic Flight Control 96

Actuators 96

Limitations & Data 99

Measurements 99

Limitations And Data 100

AS 350 100

AS 355 103

Performance 105

AS 350 105

AS 355 106

F1 vs F2 106

AS 355N 106

Performance Class 1 106

Enroute 107

Clear Area 107

Helipad 109

Obstacles 111

Weight & Balance 113

AS 350 113

Loading Considerations 114

AS 355 115

Loading Considerations 115

Weighing The Aircraft 116

Checklists 117

AS 350 117

Preflight/Daily Check 117

Prestart 122

Start 123

Pre Takeoff 124

After Takeoff 125

Shutdown 125

After Last Flight 126

AS 355 132

External Check 132

Right Hand Side Fuselage 132

Cargo Hook 133

RHS Tailboom 134

Tail Rotor 134

LHS Tailboom 134

Left Hand Side Fuselage 135

Prestart 136

Start 137

After Start 137

Pre Takeoff 138

Hover 138

Cruise 138

Descent/Landing 138

Shutdown 139

Emergencies 141

Landing Urgency Definitions 141

Emergency Equipment 141

Fire Extinguisher 141

Emergency Exits 141

Autorotations 142

Non-Autorotative Emergencies 143

Hydraulic System Failures 143

Governor Rundown 144

Governor Runup 144

System Failures 144

Indicator Failures 146

Tail Rotor Failure 147

Control Failure 148

Drive Failure 148

In The Hover Or AT Low Speed 148

Fire 149

During Start 149

In Flight 150

Engine Failure 151

Autorotation 151

Hover IGE 152

Hover OGE 153

In Flight 153

Engine Restarting In Flight 154

Engine Surge 155

Warning Lights 155

AS 350 156

AS 355 158

AS 355 160

Double Engine Failure In The Hover 160

Double Engine Failure In Flight 161

Engine Shutdown In Flight 162

Engine Restarting In Flight 162

Single Engine Failure Before CDP (Clear Area) 163

Single Engine Failure Before CDP (Helipad) 164

Single Engine Failure After CDP (Clear Area) 165

Single Engine Failure After CDP (Helipad) 166

Single Engine Failure Before LDP (Landing) 167

Single Engine Failure Before LDP (Going Around) 168

Engine Fire During Start/On Ground 169

Engine Fire In Flight 169

Cabin Fire In Flight 170

Fire in MGB Compartment 170

Frozen Fuel Flow 171

Runup or Rundown 171

System Failures 171

Indicator Failures 172

Questions 173

AS 350 173

AS 355 176

F Models 176

Answers 181

AS 350 181

AS 355 184

F Models 184

 

 

Soft Cover 204 Pages.