118. Retract A-frame shootbolts and rotate the A-frame to stowed position.
A-frame shootbolts will not retract.
Press and hold the A-frame ROTATE DEPLOY button on the interface
enclosure. Release shootbolt/s.
Check for security of the A-frame rotate shootbolt housing - tighten the A-
frame rotate shootbolt housing if necessary. Report any adjustment to
Remove the shootbolt handle and retract the shootbolt pins from opposite
Check for housing distortion. Report damage to maintenance.
Check the alignment of holes.
♦ If holes are out of alignment report defect to maintenance so that the A-
frame stop pads can be re-shimmed.
♦ If the misalignment is fore and aft. Report to maintenance so that re-
shimming of the A-frame stop pads can be carried out.
♦ If the misalignment is vertical then check for excessive hinge bush wear.
Report any wear to maintenance
Check rotate cylinder mounting points to ensure pins are in place and
If rotate cylinders appear to be functioning check for mechanical obstruction,
check all hinge points, clean and lubricate as required. Report any
damage/deformation to maintenance.
119. Stow far bank support.
Check the far bank support upper shootbolt is fully retracted.
If shootbolt can not be retracted, check R clip is removed and the weight of
far bank support is fully taken with the tail lift. DO NOT apply too much
pressure, this will prevent the shootbolt being released.
Check that the far bank support lower shootbolt is fully retracted.
Ensure that the tail lift SWING cylinders are being used to move tail lift. NOT
the RAISE cylinders.
Once the far bank support is retracted, if lower shootbolt can not be
Extend the far bank support slightly and check for free play in sliding
sections. Push the central column by hand and raise, insert the lower
shootbolt. Report excessive free play to maintenance.
Stow far bank support feet.
Check that the far bank support feet and brackets are not deformed. Refer to
Chapter 10 procedure 10.19.
Check the locking catch for free rotation. Refer to Chapter 10 procedure
121. Remove the A-frame hinge pins and fold the A-frame.
Press and hold the A-frame FOLD DEPLOY button on the interface
enclosure - Remove all possible hinge pins.
Press and release the A-frame FOLD PARK button, remove pin/s. Try a
maximum of 3 times then fully unfold A-frame again. Repeat until all pins
After the mission is complete inform maintenance of the difficulty in pinning
A-frame hinges so that the A-frame fold stop blocks can be re-shimmed.
If all hinge pins are removed and if cylinders appear to be functioning
correctly check for mechanical obstruction, check all hinge points, clean and
lubricate. Report defect to maintenance.