What is RotorSaf? RotorSaf is a process that uses rotor blade tracking to discover rotor system and blade problems. Because it uses track data the process is non-invasive and only requires that we use our system to track you blades. Your flight crews are able to use the system with only minimal training prior to flight.
How is RotorSaf used? RotorSaf is used when you track your rotor blades. Track the blades at flat pitch on the ground and at hover out of ground effect and your done. That is all the data that are required. You don't leave the field, flight time is minimized, and you don't burn a lot of fuel unnecessarily. The system can also be used to evaluate rotor performance at ay filght condition.
SWANGATE has significant experience in helicopter Rotor Track and Balance and Vibration Analysis (RTB/VA), Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) and rotor blade production and blade rework rotor tower dynamic blade balancing. SWANGATE developed an FAA approved field dynamic balancing of blades on aircraft. In addition, SWANGATE developed a dynamic tracking system for rotor towers and aircraft that allows for the collection of the data needed to implement RotorSaf.
Our collective experience gave insights into improving the RTB process and improving the safety of flight for the helicopter community. For years we have known that there is more information in helicopter track data held fault information beyond that typically used in simple tracking. SWANGATE was right, RotorSaf has taken 5 years of research and development using real world data. To test the thesis and perfect the process.
SWANGATE was issued a United States Patent for RotorSaf.
Our tracking system collects revolution to revolution track data to assist you in improving blade track, look at each blades dynamic performance, and look for faults in the rotor system.
In addition, we can assistyou in evaluting you current rotor track and balance system.
For more information Call or text Gil at 804 296 5753