Airframes, Engines, and Systems 1

You are flying an aircraft with a constant speed prop. During takeoff and landing, the prop blades will be in the full ________ position and the prop control full ____________ .

  1. Fine; Aft.

  2. Coarse; Fwd.

  3. Fine; Fwd.

  4. Coarse; Aft.

2. After takeoff, you set climb power to 25” MP and 2500 RPM passing 1000 feet. You get distracted by ATC and don’t look again at the power until climbing through 5000 feet. The gauges now read:

  1. 25” MP and 2500 RPM

  2. 21” MP and 2100 RPM

  3. 21” MP and 2500 RPM

  4. 25” MP and 2100 RPM

3. At the Annual Inspection last summer, your mechanic filled the engine with 100W oil. Now it is November and the morning temperature on the ramp is -5° C. You should:

  1. Dilute the oil with gasoline
  2. Pre-heat the engine
  3. Start and warm up engine carefully
  4. Start and run engine at idle until oil temp rises

4. Continuous combustion describes the power-producing process in which type of engine?

a)  Diesel

b)  Four-cycle

c)  Turbine

d)  Two-cycle

5. Yesterday was hot and humid. In the evening a strong cold front came through. On the ramp this morning the temperature is 8° C. During the preflight, you should be especially careful checking:

a)  For frost on the wings

b)  For water in fuel if tanks are full

c)  For carburetor ice

d)  For water in fuel if tanks are half-empty

6. After learning about carb icing and the carb heat control, you decide to remember how to operate the throttle and carb heat controls by saying: keep __________ ahead of ___________ so ____________ stays __________ .

  1. Carb Heat control; throttle; carburetor; hot.

  2. Throttle; CarbHeat control; exhaust; hot.

  3. Carb Heat control; throttle; exhaust; hot.

  4. Throttle; CarbHeat control; carburetor; cool.

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