FLIGHT CONTROLS SYSTEM
SECTION I. GENERAL
11-1. INTRODUCTION . This chapter provides
damage, and repairing flight control systems. The
primary emphasis is on providing the assessor with the
proper guidance to perform the assessment process.
Simplified logic trees and related illustrations will also
aid the assessor.
SECTION II. DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
11-2. DAMAGE ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE. When
combat damage is sustained, the pilot will be debriefed
to determine the presence of any abnormal behavior in
the flight control systems. This will aid in determining
the extent of damage. All cables, tumbuckles, fair-
leads, pulleys, bellcranks, and pushrods in the entire
damaged area will be inspected and the damage
evaluated before beginning repairs. See Figure 11-1 for
SECTION III. BATTLE-DAMAGE REPAIRS
11-3. DEFERMENT. Scheduled maintenance may be
deferred. Unscheduled maintenance, such as the repair
of systems and subsystems which are not critical to
mission accomplishment, may be deferred if safety of
flight is not significantly degraded.
11-4. CONTROL RODS. RefertoTM55-1520-240-23.