ITEM TO BE
Visually inspect for evidence of over-heating or shorting.
Ensure electrical connecter is secured. Check electrical
wiring for frayed or broken insulation. Check electrical
motor installation for security.
Visually inspect for nicks, cuts, dents, or corrosion.
Inspect keeper for smooth operation, free of binding, or
sticking. Ensure cable hook is securely attached to hoist
Any cable defect mandates cable replacement.
A tenth cable iteration, when previous nine have
been less than 250-600 pounds at full extension,
may cause bird caging 18-24 inches from hook
Continuously extending and retracting same
length of cable during daily inspections and
mission operations with either no loads or
loads less than 250-600 pounds could cause
To prevent personal injury and ensure
inspection procedures are accomplished, do
not operate hoist cable speed in excess of 20
feet per minute.
A cable change can be avoided by performing
two full cable extensions using a load greater
than 250-600 pounds.
A cable reseat shall be accomplished prior to
a tenth hoist operation after nine operations of
less than 250-600 pounds at full extension.
During Post-Flight Operations maximum length of cable
used during last mission shall be inspected and cleaned
using a low-lint cloth. With a gloved-hand, hold cloth
firmly around cable and simultaneously clean and
inspect cable for defects while retracting.
While cleaning cable, look for indications of broken
wires, flat spots, abrasions, and worn sections of outer
misrouting or misalignment. Align winch drum in