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SIMPLEX MODEL 6860 DIRECT DRIVE SPRAY SYSTEM

OPERATIONS

SIMPLEX MODEL 6860 DIRECT DRIVE SPRAY SYSTEM 5-1 Instructions

Read detailed instructions in the engine operating and maintenance section of this manual prior to operating the unit. The hand control operates the unit from the inside of the helicopter. When the POWER switch is in the ON position, battery power is applied to the engine. When the POWER indicator is lit (green) electrical power is connected to the engine, if the indicator is not lit, power is not reaching the engine. When the ENGINE START switch is positioned to START and held, the starter is engaged to start the engine. When the ENGINE indicator is lit (green) the engine is running, if the indicator is not lit, the engine is not running. After the engine is running, the ENGINE START switch should be released, and the switch will spring to the run position. When the DISPERSAL switch is held in the up position the boom valve will open releasing liquid. When the DISPERSAL switch is held in the down position the boom valve will close stopping the release of liquid. The DISPERSAL switch needs to only be held for a second for the boom valve to reach full rotation. The EMPTY indicator will be lit (white) when the bucket is empty, and the indicator is not lit when the bucket contains liquid. BEFORE OPERATION MAKE SURE VALVES AND SWITCHES ARE POSITIONED AS FOLLOWS: (For diesel option operations, see addendum in the front of the manual) A. Ensure that the 2 valve arrow is pointing to the front of the bucket (fuel tank). B. The 1 valve arrow needs to be pointing up. C. Open gate valve on crosstube. D. Set POWER switch to ON. Check that POWER indicator light is on. E. Start engine with ENGINE START switch. Check that ENGINE indicator light is on. F. When ready to disperse liquid, check that the EMPTY indicator is not lit. NOTE: Shut down engine immediately when EMPTY indicator lights, or damage to pump could occur. G. When EMPTY indicator lights, set DISPERSAL switch to CLOSED, ENGINE switch to OFF, and POWER switch to OFF. H. If mission is not complete, land, refill bucket assembly, and repeat procedure. If mission is complete, perform cleanup procedures.

SIMPLEX MODEL 6860 DIRECT DRIVE SPRAY SYSTEM

5-2 PROCEDURES FOR SELF-FILLING FEATURE

This section to be provided with the second system.

SIMPLEX MODEL 6860 DIRECT DRIVE SPRAY SYSTEM

5-3 ATTACHING THE SIMPLEX MODEL 6860 DIRECT DRIVE SPRAY SYSTEM TO THE HELICOPTER

Suggested method of attachment. WARNING Ground personnel must be aware of their position in relation to the helicopter at all times to prevent injury. NOTE: Three persons, in addition to the helicopter crew chief, are required to operate the Model 6860. Groundperson 1 should be positioned in front of the spray system. Groundperson 2 should be positioned to signal the helicopter pilot. Groundperson 2 should be well versed in hand signals. Ground personnel should be up wind of spray system. Third person operates spray system from the helicopter. A. Groundperson 1: Open crosstube gate valve and set spray system engine key to ON. NOTE: Helicopter crew chief and groundperson 2 direct the helicopter pilot. Groundperson 2 must always be in front of the pilot. B. Groundperson 2: Face model 6860 spray system with arms raised above head and in sight of the helicopter pilot at all times. Use appropriate hand signals to alert the pilot. NOTE: Operator with hand control assembly is positioned at helicopter right-side cargo door. C. Operator: Attach lifting strap to helicopter cargo hook as shown.

SIMPLEX MODEL 6860 DIRECT DRIVE SPRAY SYSTEM

5-4 D. Helicopter pilot: Lift off and fly Model 6860 to location. E. Groundperson 2: As helicopter hovers over 6860, move 45 ft. to the right and remain in the pilots view at all times. F. Operator: Place hand control assembly cable out open right-side cargo door and over outboard side of skid. WARNING A hovering helicopter will create static electricity which exposes personnel to an electrical shock hazard. To avoid electrical shock during the electrical hookup, the groundperson should hold the insulated wires an tap the metal connectors together. This will discharge the static electricity. Alternative methods are the use of a grounding rod and chain, a discharge wand, or touching the helicopter down just before hookup. G. Groundperson 1: (1) Step on side of support of bucket frame on non-skid strip, forward side of bucket. (2) Grab lifting strap. (3) Open hook keeper assembly and insert cargo loop. WARNING Ensure that hook keeper snaps into locked position or the Model 6860 spray system could fall during flight, pulling hand control assembly out of operators hand. Injury to personnel could result. (4) Release hook keeper and step down. (5) Attach hand control assembly cable to the 6860 wiring harness. H. Operator: Attach hand control safety cable hook to a secure point inside the helicopter. WARNING Ensure hand control safety cable hook is fastened to a secure point inside helicopter (ie: tie down ring). Failure to do so could result in injury or death to personnel. I. Groundperson 1: Move out from under the helicopter and to right about 40-50 ft. away.

SIMPLEX MODEL 6860 DIRECT DRIVE SPRAY SYSTEM

5-5 J. Helicopter Crew Chief and Groundperson 2: (1) Make sure Groundperson 1 is clear (2) Direct pilot to take up slack on load. WARNING Minimum forward speed of 25 knots is required to stabilize the 6860 in flight. Below 25 knots, the 6860 may rotate due to rotor wash. This increases risk of control cord separation at pull-away connector due to possible wrapping of control cord around lifting strap of the 6860 frame. Maximum speed of helicopter with the 6860 attached shall not exceed 90 knots (103.5 mph) at altitude of 50-100 ft. Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel or damage to equipment. (3) Using appropriate hand signals, signal helicopter pilot that area is clear for take-off. (4) Direct pilot in vertical lift-off until 6860 clears the ground.

SIMPLEX MODEL 6860 DIRECT DRIVE SPRAY SYSTEM

5-6 LANDING THE MODEL 6860 SPRAY SYSTEM

A. Groundperson 2: Direct pilot to hover with the 6860 just above the ground. WARNING A hovering helicopter will create static electricity which exposes personnel to an electrical shock hazard. To avoid electrical shock during the electrical disconnect, discharge the static electricity. With the use of a grounding rod an chain, a discharge wand, or touching the bucket down just before disconnecting. CAUTION: The 6860 shall not be released from the helicopter until the bucket is completely on the ground, or the 6860 could be damage.

B. Groundperson 1: If required, swing the 6860 around to head it in a forward direction before it reaches the ground. C. Helicopter Crew Chief: Direct pilot downward from hovering position until the 6860 touches the ground. CAUTION: Groundperson 1 will ensure that the terrain is flat enough that entire weight of the 6860 will be supported by the legs. Booms must not touch the ground because they might bend or break.

D. Groundperson 1: Disconnect hand control cable and release lifting strap. CAUTION: Operator must carefully pull hand control assembly cable back into the helicopter before it lands. If not done, skid of helicopter could land on and damage cable.

NOTE: When the 6860s mission is complete, operator will release strap at helicopter cargo hook. E. Operator: Pull hand control assembly carefully back into the helicopter. F. Helicopter Pilot: Lift away from the 6860 and land nearby to disembark operator. G. Operator: Remove hand control and control cable from helicopter.