FC: Aviation Rigging and Packing
1: All rigging and packing shall be performed only by qualified personnel every 448 days for the F-14 aircraft or 364 days for EA-6B aircraft.
2: Rigging and packing of the SKU-2/A is accomplished in eight separate operations as follows: 1. Preliminary Procedures 2. Radio Beacon Rigging and Installation 3. Survival Equipment Binding 4. Survival Equipment Packing 5. Stowing Dropline 6. Liferaft Preparation, Folding, Rigging and Packing 7. Closing Container
3: PRELIMINARY PROCEDURES 1. Ensure SKU-2/A and components have been inspected in accordance with Section 3-5. 2. Inspect oxygen hose assemblies in accordance with NAVAIR 13-1-6.3-1. 3. Remove upper container assembly from lower container assembly. 4. Remove liferaft cover. Inspect liferaft cover for damaged fabric and loose, broken, or frayed stitching.
4: 5. Disconnect CO2 cylinder from liferaft as follows: a. Carefully remove liferaft from container b. Disconnect actuation line from CO2 cylinder c. Disconnect CO2 cylinder from liferaft d. Remove large loop of drop line from CO2 cylinders neck e. Ensure anti-chafing disc is installed. Reconnect CO2 cylinder to liferaft finger tight. If functional test is required torque valve 80 to 90 in-lbs. 6. Ensure liferaft and CO2 cylinder have been inspected in accordance with NAVAIR 13-1-6.1-1. 7. Remove dropline from boots and align kit components on a clean flat surface as shown.
5: 8. Inspect dropline to ensure proper attachment to upper and lower containers. Also ensure dropline length is 26 feet, 4 inches 12 inches. 9. Ensure survival items have been inspected 10. Remove radio beacon set from kit and ensure that the battery and radio beacon have been inspected in accordance with NAVAIR 16-30URT33-1. 11. Check seat pan and cushion assembly for cuts, tears, and abrasions, and hardware for security of attachment, corrosion, damage, wear, and ease of operation
6: 3-21. RADIO BEACON RIGGING AND INSTALLATION. To rig and install the AN/URT-33A radio beacon, proceed as follows: NOTE Ensure that slider switch on radio beacon is OFF. Slider switch is in OFF position when word ON is not visible on radio beacon housing. Determine if beacon has been modified in accordance with st eps 1 through 3 before proceeding to step 4. Retain automatic actuation plug with lanyard and metal insert in shop for possible future use.
7: 1. Remove automatic actuation plug and lanyard from radio beacon assembly.2. Remove threaded metal insert from beacon using T-wrench. To fabricate T-wrench, refer to paragraph 4-70. 63-882 Step 2 - Para 4-20 3. Install actuator indicator assembly handtight into radio beacon position from which metal insert was removed. 4. Depress indicator plunger, align holes in plunger and collar, and insert hairpin cotter attached to actuating lanyard. 5. Ensure hairpin cotter and collar are free to rotate 360_ without binding. If hairpin cotter and collar are fre e to rotate, proceed to step 6. If ha irpin c otter a nd col l a r do n o t r o t a t e f r e e ly, r e f e r to NAVAIR 16-30URT33-1. 6. Safety-tie open end of actuator indicator hairpin cotter by applying single-loop mousing, using size E nylon thread. Secure mousing loop with square knot. Cut off excess approximately 1/8 inch from knot.
8: 7. Accordion-fold retrieval lanyard on top of radio beacon and secure with rubber bands. Ensure retrieval lanyard is attached at both ends with a bowline knot, with an overhand knot tied at the tag end. 63-1195 Step 7 - Para 4-20 8. Connect flexible antenna to radio beacon receptacle by pushing bayonet type fitting in and rotating to the right (clockwise). NOTE Ensure that radio beacon is clear of cords and lanyards. To prevent accidental transmission of inaudible emergency distress signal, ensure indicator plunger is secure in depressed position before slider ON/OFF switch is placed in ON (armed) position. | 9. Place ON/OFF slider switch in the ON (armed) position and install beacon in bracket in lower container of kit. Route opposite end of installed beacon automatic actuation lanyard through opening in container through which actuator must extend. Ensure slider switch is secure in ON position under bracket finger bar, press beacon into position, then secure beacon with hook and pile tape fasteners. 10. Route flexible wire antenna forward around periphery of lower container.
9: 4-21. SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT BINDING. Ensure all survival items have been inspected in accordance with NAVAIR 13-1-6.5 before binding. To bind survival 1. Tie overhand knot in each end of a 40-inch length of nylon cord. Wrap cord around combat casualty blanket. Rotate cord 1/4 turn as shown and wrap cord ends around opposite side of blanket. Tie with surgeon’s knot. Ensure that overhand knot is snugly against surgeon’s knot. 63-944 Step 1 - Para 4-21 2. Tie overhand knot in both ends of a 36-inch piece of nylon cord. Wrap one end of cord two overlapping turns around end of one signal flare and tie with surgeon’s knot positioned snugly against cordend overhand knot.
10: 3. Route cord to opposite end of signal flare. Wrap cord two overlapping turns around end of flare and tie with surgeon’s knot followed by an overhand knot positioned snugly against surgeon’s knot. Cord between end-ties shall be drawn tight. 63-845 Step 3 - Para 4-21 4. Tie second signal flare in same manner as steps 2 and 3. 5. Tie overhand knot near both ends of a 12-inch piece of nylon cord. Pass overhand knot through center grommet in dye marker and tie a bowline knot, allowing an approximate 1-inch loop. Bowline knot should be snugly against overhand knot.
11: 6. Tie second sea dry marker in same manner as st e p 5 . 7. Tie overhand knot in both ends of a 40-inch length of nylon cord. Wrap cord around one SRU-31/P packet until both ends meet; then rotate cord 1/4 turn and wrap cord ends around opposite sides of packet. Tie with surgeon’s knot with cord-end overhand knot positioned snugly against surgeon’s knot. 8. Secure second SRU-31/P packet in same manner as step 7. 9. Place Ground/Air Emergency Code Card into clear vinyl plastic envelope and close sealing slide fastener. Using 12-inch piece of nylon cord, tie overhand knot on each end and pass knot through center hole in envelope. Secure with bowline knot, allowing an approximate 1-inch loop. Position cord-end overhand knot snugly against bowline knot.
12: 10. Cut one 2 x 3-inch piece of nylon duck material. Accordion-fold 50-foot length of nylon cord in 6-inch bights, and wrap material around center of accordion folded cord. Using 12-inch piece of nylon cord, tie overhand knot near each end and secure one end of cord to center of material with surgeon’s knot. Position cord-end overhand knot snugly against surgeon’s knot. 11. Deleted. NOTE The bailing sponge should be compressed to a minimum thickness by compressing while damp and then allowing to dry in the compressed state before tying. 12. Tie overhand knot near ends of a 30-inch length of nylon cord. Wrap cord around sponge until both ends meet; then rotate cord 1/4 turn and wrap cord ends around opposite sides of sponge. Tie with a surgeon’s knot with cord-end overhand knot positioned snugly against surgeons knot.
13: 13. Deleted. 14. Deleted. 63-22 Step 14 - Para 4-21 15. Using the 140-inch length of Type I nylon cord, form a 3/4 to 1-inch overhand loop knot approximately 12 inches from one end. Continue making these loops every 5 inches until a total of 12 loops are completed. Ensure 25 (1) inches of cord remains after tying the last overhand loop knot. NOTE Tie survival items to 140-inch cord in the order shown in figure 4-4. 16. Tie each item to a loop using a surgeon’s knot with cord-end overhand knot positioned snugly against surgeon’s knot.
14: 4-22. SURVIVAL EQUIP0MENT PACKING. To pack survival equipment into equipment container, proceed as follows: Materials Required Quantity Description Reference Number As Required Cord, Nylon, Type III 550 pound MIL-C-5040 NIIN 00-240-2146 Thread, Nylon, Type II, Class A, Size E V-T-295 NIIN 00-244-0609 NOTE No item has a top or bottom designation; however, its longitudinal axis may be important. 1. Position equipment container on table with slide fastener facing packer and the word EQUIPMENT on top. Open slide fastener from right to left.
15: 2. Position bound items to be packed in front of survival package. 63-1199A Step 2 - Para 4-22 3. Insert 12-inch bitter end (closest to casualty blanket) of 140-inch nylon cord through loop in forward right leg portion of equipment container. Tie with a 2-inch loop bowline knot and an overhand knot. Ensure that overhand knot is snugly against bowline. 4. Stow bound survival items into equipment container as follows: a. Stow two signal flares in right leg pocket of equipment container. Position flares so that their longitudinal axes are perpendicular to slide fastener. Position casualty blanket on top of signal flares. 63-1200A Step 4a - Para 4-22 NOTE Ensure that the 25 ( 1)-inch bitter end (closest to the bagged water) of the 140- inch nylon cord remains extended outside equipment container. b. Stow bagged water in left leg of equipment container so that longitudinal axis is perpendicular to slide fastener. Stow sea dye marker next to bagged water and place bailing sponge on top of bagged water. 63-1201A Step 4b - Para 4-22 NOTE Deleted. c. Place SRU-31/P Packet #2 along aft end of equipment container so that longitudinal axis is parallel to slide fastener.