After the helicopter had been assembled, it underwent the standard procedures of blade tracking and main rotor dynamic balancing. However, the crew still experienced a very uncomfortable level of vibration.
As the standard procedure at the factory only took into account the vertical vibration, we assumed that after the balancing procedure the vibration level on the other axes could have increased.
New measurements were made using a 3-axial accelerometer and RL-R19 DAQ-system.
The vibration level was decreased by 1.5 – 2.0 times.