October 2015 Issue
Borescope Imaging: Getting the Inside View
If your shop says you need new cylinders, ask if it performed a borescopic inspection. Our research revealed it may be worth the effort.
Ever since the Wrights, one of the vexing problems of aircraft maintenance has been access to the nooks and crannies of the machine. Maintenance technicians have spent major portions of their lives with flashlights and mirrors peering through inspection ports trying to assure that all is well within; at significant expense, major assemblies have been unbolted and removed to allow visual inspection of their insides because of a symptom of illness—often to find that they are healthy—while the act of removal and replacement itself caused damage.
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