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Airframes, Engines and Systems

AIRFRAMES

   Types of construction

LANDING GEAR, BRAKES AND FLAPS

    Mechanical
  Hydraulic
  Electric

ENGINES

  Two and four stroke cycle
  Methods of cooling
  Principle of the magneto
•   Dual ignition
  Exhaust systems
•   Auxiliary controls
  Turbo-charging
  Effects of density altitudes and humidity
  Limitations and operations
  10  Instruments

CARBURATION

  Theory of operation
•   Fuel-air mixture
•   Mixture controls
•   Carburettor icing
•   Use of Carb heat and its effects on mixture

FUEL INJECTION

    Principle and operation
  Icing
  Alternate air

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    Generator, alternator and battery
  Lighting
  Ammeter and load meter
  Bus bars
  Circuit breakers and fuses
  Grounding and bonding

LUBRICATING SYSTEMS AND OILS

•   Types, viscosity, grades and seasonal use
•   Purposes
  Methods of lubrication
  Venting
  Filters
  Oil Cooler

FUEL SYSTEM AND FUELS

  Types - Colour and properties
  Density and weight
  Additives
•   Contamination and deterioration
  Tank location
  Venting
  Fuel line - filters and drains
  Induction manifold
•   Detonation - causes and effects
  10  Vapour lock
  11  Primers
  12  Fuel management
•   13  Fuel handling - fuelling aircraft

OTHER AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

    Oxygen
  Vacuum