helicopter cable runs
helicopter cable runs

helicopter cable runs


Power cable harness from PG is used in various control channels. As a rule, it is duplicated, which increases the reliability of control and the rigidity of the wiring. Cable routing with large strokes is simpler, has a smaller mass and dimensions than a rigid one with pulls and rockers. As actuators, self-locking screw pairs are used, located directly in the 'RV and stabilizer. These pairs exclude the loading of the cable wiring by alternating forces. In addition, they ensure a reliable fixation of the propeller blades and the stabilizer in the specified position. This makes it easier to solve problems associated with the flutter.

To increase the stiffness of the control wiring without increasing the weight of its design can be achieved by the use of wire rope with a strong increase in strokes - 1000 mm or more. This accordingly reduces the load on the wiring.

helicopter cable runs

Typically, the fuselage of the helicopter and wires made of different materials, so the pre-tension the cable affects the temperature change. With this in mind, Pq should be chosen with the maximum permissible negative


In order to design at positive temperatures wire tension was too great for helicopters like nevysotnyh JIA, we can recommend the seasonal adjustment of the tension cables (summer and winter). In this case, the maximum temperature difference will not exceed 60 ° C, and the change in cable tension will be determined by the formula.

General recommendation on the design elements of the wiring can be formulated as follows:

- it is necessary to strive to replace the elements working in bending and torsion with elements that perceive only longitudinal forces. The transmission of motion by means of rockers (or sectors) connected by long torsional shafts should be especially avoided. In addition, it is necessary to pay special attention to ensuring the rigidity of the wiring and the structure of the helicopter - the overall rigidity of the wiring largely depends on this.

Friction in the wiring worsens its frequency response and handling characteristics. If more friction in the wiring, causing the need for the application to the arms control large enough for their breakaway forces, control of the helicopter may not be possible. Therefore, in the general technical requirements to the helicopter, depending on their type, specifies the maximum permissible friction force wiring given to the control lever.

The use of combined types of wiring is explained by the desire of designers to make maximum use of the advantages of each species, to the extent possible, getting rid of the shortcomings of each. So, for example, the undeniable advantage of rigid wiring with translational thrust movement in comparison with rope wiring is simplicity in operation and less friction with multiple changes in the direction of motion on the rockers. At the same time cable routing on straight sections is easier and takes less space, making it easy to assemble. Cable wiring is easier to duplicate. Therefore, hard wiring is often used in places where, due to the provision of kinematic connections between the elements of the control system and their arrangement, numerous connections and changes in the direction of the route of the wiring (for example, in the cockpit) are necessary on the helicopter. Long straight sections without a change of direction are often carried out using cable wiring.

helicopter cable runs

Screw mechanism in the mechanical control

Winding mechanisms used to convert rotary motion into linear. They consist of a screw and nut, in which there is a mutual displacement of sliding friction (screw mechanisms) or rolling friction (ball screw mechanism).

The driving member is rotated in such arrangements, and the slave performs translational motion. The helical gears are mainly used and trapezoidal buttress thread with a small angle of the profile. The parameters are determined by the thread load and displacement of the output level. The efficiency of helical gears is determined by the conditions to ensure minimum wear of the mating surfaces of the screw and nut thread:

Screw transmission work in slozhnonapryazhennom condition. Their performance is determined not only by the condition of strength, but of conditions of stability for axial compression force F.

The ball mechanisms in comparison with the screw have higher accuracy, rigidity, efficiency, withstand high speeds and loads, are subject to less wear and friction losses. Rolling friction in ball-screw mechanisms is created by the movement of steel balls placed between the screw and the nut in special high-precision grooves with a closed loop in the bypass channel (AA). The screw and nuts are made of alloy steel and is made of an aluminum alloy sleeve. It should be noted that the ball mechanisms have a large mass and overall dimensions than the screw mechanisms. This in some cases limits their use in management mechanisms.

helicopter cable runs

Selecting bearing swivel control units

Bearings hinges control wiring work when rocking motion. Their durability determines the local wear of the raceways, known as "false brinelling".

The control rods used ball bearings light series gated tucked grease for the entire life of the bearing. Permissible bearing load management mechanisms, for which the total number of oscillations does not exceed the 100 000, and the amplitude of the oscillation is 20 ° or more, determined by the empirical formula

They can be used swiveling spherical plain bearings. By the material of plain bearings to meet the following requirements: minimum coefficient of friction and wear in the starting materials and steady modes; high heat resistance and thermal conductivity; The minimum coefficient of linear expansion; high stability properties; manufacturability and cost. The bearings control mechanisms used bronze, and composite materials.

Forecast durability of concrete bearing should be carried out taking into account the variety of factors acting on it, and all the complexity of their interaction (a kind of lubricant, load, speed, bearing installation method, the criterion of failure, and other factors).

Pressures on AG1 are dynamic. With this complexity of loading any recommendations on the calculation of bearing joints AP will inevitably be very provisional. Nevertheless, some of them help designers navigate the issues of selection of bearings for these critical units.

Allowable load bearing joints AP directly related controls are usually determined experimentally. For this purpose, special stands, allowing to create all kinds of forces acting on the AP in flight produce long-term tests.

Preserving the bearing units in the mechanisms of control

There are four types of bearings embedded in the housing: type A - continuous rolling by rolling with balls or rollers without grooves in the housing; type B - sealing by continuous rolling by rolling with balls or rollers along a special groove in the body, b); type B - sealing without grooves by pressing with a punch; type G - sealing with snap rings.

Terminations of type A is used for the shells from materials with a tensile strength of not more than 600 MPa type B - by up 600 1300 MPa. Sealing type B is recommended for cases of materials with a tensile strength up to 1300 MPa and is not recommended for cases of non-ferrous metals with elongation less than 4%. Termination type D is used for units with a periodically dismantled bearings and housings made of materials with maximum tensile strength of more than 1300 MPa.

To eliminate the jamming in the bearing assembly management mechanism used swiveling bearings. The width of the fork of the bearing assembly is chosen so that when turning the eyes to the angle + 5 ° excludes its contact with the inner surfaces of the fork. Necessary gap created washers or the inner ring of the bearing.