Each control system must have stops that positively limit the range of motionof the pilot's controls.
Each stop must be located in the system so that the range of travel of its control is not appreciably affected by—
Each stop must be able to withstand the loads corresponding to the design conditions for the system.
For each main rotor blade—
Stops that are appropriate to the blade design must be provided to limit travel of the blade about its hinge points; and
There must be means to keep the blade from hitting the droop stops during any operation other than starting and stopping the rotor.
(Secs. 313(a), 601, 603, 604, Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (
49 U.S.C. 1354(a), 1421, 1423, 1424
), sec. 6(c), Dept. of Transportation Act (
49 U.S.C. 1655(c)
[Doc. No. 5084, 29 FR 16150. Dec. 3, 1964, as amended by Amdt. 29-17, 43 FR 50599, Oct. 30, 1978]