Parts of an Airplane – Engine and Propeller

November 10, 2010

Part 3 of the Aircraft parts videos. Briefly describes the engine and propeller systems


4 Responses to “Parts of an Airplane – Engine and Propeller”

  1. TrankiL0 on November 10th, 2010 1:19 pm

    interresting, i opened 2 manuals and i didnt get the whole infos, but u were very clear, i appreciate it cpt, now still have only meteo and air law. to pass my ppl writing exam.

  2. mysatellitea40 on November 10th, 2010 2:00 pm

    very nice explaination , thank you.

  3. carlosrootscfi on November 10th, 2010 2:21 pm

    The reasons to know both mags are working, are engine efficiency, and safety through redundancy. You look for a drop in RPM when you select either the right or left magneto. You also make sure the engine keeps running and that it doesn’t run rough or mis-fire. Now, when you actually turn the key to either the left or right magneto, you ground out the opposite magneto, which basically shuts it off, which in turn, shuts off the spark plugs for that magneto.

  4. mysatellitea40 on November 10th, 2010 3:06 pm

    when we check the magnitos left and right what are we checking for , does that actually turn the spark plug off becuase the engine RPM drops on both left and right ?

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