Airframe & Powerplant A & P Certification FAA - Electrical Systems - Airframe
Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook-Airframe (PDF eBook): FAA-H-8083-31 Volume 1
Design and construction of reciprocating engines; it's parts. The basic major components of a reciprocating engine are the crankcase, cylinders, pistons, connecting rods, valves, valve-operating mechanism, and crankshaft. The crankcase is the foundation of the engine and is usually made out of cast or forged aluminum and is the main support of the entire engine. The engine mounts connect the crankcase to the aircraft. It split into 2 halves that hold the crankshaft and camshaft between them with the nose at the front and the accessory case mounted to the rear. The separate cylinders are mounted to the crankcase on precisely machined surfaces that cylinders are mounted to are called cylinder pads.
With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. These textbooks are designed for use by instructors and applicants preparing for the FAA Airframe Knowledge and Practical Exams, but also serve as an invaluable reference guide for certificated technicians who wish to improve their knowledge and practice. Chapter structure has been designed to ensure consistent and efficient internalization of the material presented. Photographs and detailed drawings illustrate concepts, improve understanding, and increase retention. This volume of the series emphasizes theory and methods of practical application within the overall topic of the powerplant of an aircraft: the aircraft engine and the powerplant-related aircraft maintenance principles, fundamentals, and technical procedures. It discusses the elements that comprise the systems that bring fuel, air, and ignition together in an aircraft engine for combustion.