Case Analysis 3: Contrasting Fixed Wing/Rotorcraft Rigging

To complete this assignment pick either a fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft and search for problems. Then pick one problem and do your analysis.

Some problems to address are: Cable tensions, misrigging mistakes, excessive play, excessive friction, control surface play, incorrect manuals, and incorrect rigging checks. I hope this helps.

I did a Google search and the problems I listed above have information about them. Please comply with the Guidelines and Format as set forth in 1.3 Introduction: Case Analysis in Module 1. (attached)

In this module, you will develop your third case analysis comparing and contrasting fixed wing and rotorcraft rigging. Please refer to the instructions provided in Activity 1.3 – Introduction: Case Analysis for additional guidance.

For this case analysis locate an article, report or other scholarly publication discussing a fixed and rotorcraft flight control rigging.

Consider the following in your research:

  • Were primary or secondary flight controls discussed?
  • How were the flight controls operated?
  • What are the differences in assembly and rigging of fixed wing and rotorcraft?

Be sure to provide alternative actions and a recommendation in your analysis. Examine the Case Analysis Rubric below to identify the qualities of an effective case analysis.


Read the following textbook selections and linked web resources.


  • Crane’s Aviation Maintenance Technician Series: Airframe Volume 1
    • Chapter 4 – Assembly and Rigging (pages 269 – 318)



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