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Shadow: NSN for Damaged or Unserviceable Dust/Weather Covers on the LID
By | Jan. 4, 2024
If the Shadow launcher interlock device (LID) dust/weather covers get damaged or torn, you can replace them, and there’s an NSN to get new ones and procedures to replace them. Read on to find out more...

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Gray Eagle: Main Landing Gear Side Plate Guidance
By | Sept. 19, 2023
Follow the guidance in aviation maintenance action message (AMAM) Q-1-23-AMAM-01, and addendum, to add work package procedures to TM 1-1550-696-23&P (Sep 22) that affects the Gray Eagle’s main landing gear side plate. Read on...

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GB-GRAM: RSAM Software 2.0 Released
By | Aug. 18, 2023
A GB-GRAM software is now available. Keep reading to find out what the improvements include…...

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Shadow: Use Digital Instead of Dial Torque Wrench
By | May 24, 2023
MEOs S1705A and S1798 allow Shadow users to use a digital torque wrench to test caliper brake pressure because the dial torque wrench is no longer provisioned. Read on to find out more...

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Shadow: Don’t Throw Away Cables!
By | May 5, 2023
Mechanics, the Army Shadow team needs your help. They’re running short on some of the cables found in the Shadow system, so they’re asking you to check the list below before you throw any cables away. Read on to find out...

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RQ-7B Shadow: Launcher Needs Maintenance Too
By | April 13, 2023
The launcher for the Shadow uses stored energy from nitrogen to launch the Shadow into the air. Without proper pressurization and preventive maintenance, the air vehicle is at risk of catastrophic loss. Read on to find out...

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Aviation Year-in-Review: New and Updated NSNs Captured in 2022
By | Jan. 13, 2023
Updated or new NSNs are a challenge to keep up with. Here’s a list that PS captured in 2022 for aircraft and aviation equipment. Get them here…...

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All Aircraft: Eyeball Bench Stock for Bad Hardware!
By | Sept. 29, 2022
Use of common hardware is standard practice in aviation maintenance, but make sure all the hardware in your bench stock is in good condition and and has no damage. Read on to find out more...

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All Aircraft: Don’t Play the Odds with Winter Weather
By | Sept. 23, 2022
PS Magazine and the Army Combat Readiness Center websites are great resources to get the information you need to protect yourself and your aircraft during harsh winter conditions. Keep reading to learn more...

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Gray Eagle: Ready for Cold Weather?
By | Sept. 21, 2022
When it comes to cold weather and fighting against cold, consider all the risks and make sure you prepare properly for the winter. Read on to find out more...

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RQ-7B Shadow: Heed These Cold-Weather Precautions
By | Nov. 12, 2021
Operators, taking steps or precautions to protect your Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in cold weather is a must. First precaution: Don’t operate the UAV in an environment below 0 °C (32 °F) if the battery heater test...

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RQ-7B Shadow: Check for Oil Contamination
By | Nov. 8, 2021
Operators, if you maintain the Shadow UAV, make a note that there may be contaminated synthetic oil (PN 60578-2) within the Shadow fleet...

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UAS: Cold Weather Tips
By | Jan. 5, 2021
Don’t get sidetracked. Now that winter is upon you, taking care of your Shadow and all unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in cold weather is important...

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UAS: Readiness Reporting Key to Mission Readiness
By | Sept. 14, 2020
Keeping unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the fight requires consistent readiness reporting. Maintaining readiness for your Shadow, Gray Eagle and all unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) means knowing the who, what, when, where...

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Shadow: Pitot Tube Discoloration Corrective Action
By | Aug. 27, 2020
If you’ve been stumped about when it’s time to change out your Shadow’s pitot tube due to  discoloration, check out the good word in TM 1-1550-1689-23&P (Apr 20). During your preventive maintenance daily (PMD) inspections,...

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Shadow: Pegasus Oil Still OK to Use?
By | July 21, 2020
Dear SFC Blade, There are questions from Shadow maintainers about the type of oil that’s used in the aircraft. We aren’t certain how the oil issue started, but there’s some concern the Pegasus oil used in the Shadow has...

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Shadow: Battery Maintenance Training
By | June 8, 2020
Shadow units, getting the full 10-year service life out of your lithium battery for the RQ-7B Shadow requires proper lithium battery maintenance and care. Following your TM’s battery maintenance schedule is crucial to a...

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Shadow: Cable Turn-in and Maintenance
By | May 22, 2020
Taking care of your Shadow cables begins with turning in unserviceable cables, regardless of the SMR code...

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UAV: Keep Your Shadow Mission-Capable
By | March 20, 2020
Operators and mechanics, keeping your Shadow aircraft mission-capable is a team effort. Over the past year, PM TUAS took the Shadow through a system review. Read the attached Flightflax article to learn more about the results...

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Small Unmanned Aircraft System: Parts Needed for Timely Orders
By | Dec. 9, 2019
Photo by 94th Airlift WingMechanics,Getting replacement parts in a timely manner for your small unmanned aircraft system (SUAS) depends on you turning in parts.If your unit owns a Raven and PUMA SUAS aircraft, contact the...

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UAS: Protect Gray Eagle Aircraft from Cold
By | Nov. 26, 2019
It’s a fact that accumulation of snow, ice, frost and moisture on aircraft surfaces places the aircraft in adverse conditions that warrant special care. Keep reading to learn some best practices for operating your aircraft in...