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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics, Grade 9 - 12, Aircraft Engine and Propeller Theory and Operation, 2009

1.) Apply safety rules, regulations and procedures for the Aviation Technology program, including safety concerns in the areas of first aid, fire, electricity, equipment, chemicals, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

2.) Demonstrate computational skills necessary for aircraft engine and propeller theory and operation.

3.) Utilize knowledge of the area of physical science as related to aviation technology.

•  Explaining the relationship between temperature and heat
•  Describing methods of heat transfer
•  Describing the relationship of work, force, and power
•  Describing the relationship of pressure, area, and force
4.) Demonstrate proper installation of aircraft hardware.

•  Identifying types, sizes, construction, finishes, and applications of aircraft hardware
•  Applying tools to hardware during installation
Examples: specialized wrenches and tools

•  Utilizing safety wire and cotter-pin torqued threaded fasteners
5.) Explain the theory of reciprocating engines.

6.) Explain the theory and operation of aircraft propellers.

7.) Demonstrate procedures of ground operation.

8.) Describe basic aircraft servicing techniques.

9.) Demonstrate use and inspection techniques of tools for aircraft engine and propeller maintenance.

10.) Select materials used in aircraft maintenance.

Examples: safety wire, threaded fasteners, spark plugs, Air Force-Navy (AN) fittings, flexible hose, flexible hose fittings, aircraft lubricating oil, aircraft instrument training aids, nails, bell wire, flashlight battery

11.) Disassemble the aircraft reciprocating engine utilizing the aircraft engine manufacturer's overhaul manual, including making measurements to simulate overhaul.

12.) Reassemble the aircraft reciprocating engine utilizing the aircraft engine manufacturer's overhaul manual, including making measurements to simulate overhaul.

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