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2B - Aircraft Powerplant & Fuel Systems

Covers Chapter 2B of the textbook "Private Pilot" by Jeppesen.

Each Piston Engine has 2Ignition Systems
A carbureted engine needsCaruretor Heat System
A fuel injected engine must haveAn alternate air source
Set Power with Manifold Pressure GaugeConstant speed prop
Set power with tachometerFixed pitch prop
Engine still runs if the _______ system failselectrical
80 octane aviation fuelRed
100LL aviation fuelBlue
Engine Shut off using the . .Mixture Control
As an aircraft climbsThe Fuel/Air mixture gets rich
As an aircraft descendsThe Fuel/Air mixture leans
First sign of carburetor ice.Power loss.
Turn on Carburetor Heatin warm, humid conditions
Carburetor heat should always be offOn the ground or when starting.
Must be checked with engine offElectric Fuel pump
Most common fuel tank contaminationWater
Jet FuelCan cause damage to a piston engine
The temperature drop causing carburetor ice is caused by . .Fuel Vaporization

Flight Instructor
Maxwell High School of Technology
Lawrenceville, GA

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