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The vintage aero engine and airframe in respect of their construction, functioning, & repair & overhaul.

Main engine types referred - the large British-built radials, Bristol Sleeve Valve types, Gipsy Minor / Major / Twelve & R-R Merlin II, plus others. Maintenance, care of engine during storage, & faults diagnosis.

* Overhaul Detail - Engine Cyl Bore & pistons, top o'haul detail, valves, crankshaft & con rod wear & alignment, removal of main bearings in crankcase, honing bores, fitting pistons rings, & setting cam / valve timing etc etc.

* Lubrication Systems

* Hobson type & A.V. type of auto mixture-control carburetors, supercharger operation detail & the Hobson 85M.C carburetor used with supercharging the larger engines, plus general airplane engine carburetor principles, & component operation & o'haul.

* Principles, operation, service & overhaul detail of aircraft ignition system.

* Installation theory, exhausts, fitting the engine in the airframe, fuel systems & more.

* Various methods of Engine Starting - combustion, impulse, Rotax electric, Rotax direct cranking, Inertia, Rolls-Royce Hand & Motor Starting Gear & gas starters.

* General Engine Maintenance, engine storage, & running faults diagnosis. Airscrew theory, construction, building wooden propellers, balancing, D.H. variable pitch Hydromatic hub operation, control & overhaul. Instruments, operation, calibration & servicing.

* Undercarriages - types & princliples.

* Airframe Construction section contains detail on frame or braced fuselages, frame fitting for wood & composite, welded, monocoque, geodetic, wooden main planes, all-metal main planes. Fabric, wood & metal controlling surfaces. Airframe maintenance, overhaul & repair, re-assembly operations & functioning tests.

* A short chapter on The Repair & Construction of Flying Boats

H/Back, 215 x 135, 506 p, 800+ b&w illust.
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  • Seller location: Oamaru, Timaru - Oamaru, NZ

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