Aircraft Mechanics Handbook; A Collection of Facts and Suggestions from Factory and Flying Field to Assist in Caring for Modern Aircraft

Aircraft Mechanics Handbook; A Collection of Facts and Suggestions from Factory and Flying Field to Assist in Caring for Modern Aircraft

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...for rapid flight has been found to be 1220 r.p.m., then the most economical speed will be 85 per cent. of this, or 1037 r.p.m. Adjust the regulating valve in horizontal flight until this speed of 1037 r.p.m. is attained and mark the position of the valve handle so that for prolonged flight, this position can be quickly found. Atmospheric conditions may effect these regulating positions to some extent, but only very slightly. STORAGE OF THE GNOME ENGINE When an engine has to be stored it is recommended that the following points be carefully noted: 1. Remove any accumulation of oil in the cylinders. 2. Detach ball ends from cup ends by releasing circlips or release the fourth end pin from the levers and let all valves close. Tie down the valve cage with cloth or oily paper to prevent dust getting into the cylinders. 4. Tie down all connections to oil pump and air compressors with cloth or oily paper in the same manner. 5. Cover the rear end of crankshaft with dust cap. 6. Cover the three unions for oil and fuel with dust caps. 7. Close pointed end of nose with plug provided for that purpose. 8. Remove ignition plugs and close up the plug holes with old spark plugs or pieces of hardwood. If the engine is to be shipped, the outside should be liberally coated with vaseline or similar substance to prevent rust. The valve or tappet rod after release, should be tied up securely at the loose end. String is preferable for this purpose. When packing the engine in a case it should be mounted on a wooded tub at the bottom and securely stayed by cross timbers to prevent the slightest movement sideways. Slots have been recently cut in the main bearer plate to allow the drawbars of the engine extractor to pass through. In case this has not been done on...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953665
  • 9781236953667