Owner Assisted Aircraft Maintenance
Alpha Zulu LLC, Jul 21, 2011 - 160 pages
From the back cover: Have you ever wanted to participate in your aircraft's maintenance, but were afraid to try? Are the rising costs of flying keeping you on the ground? This illustrated manual is written for mechanically inclined Part 91 pilot owner/operators that are ready to learn more about their airplanes. It describes common maintenance activities that are approved for pilots to perform by the FAA, along with a number of other projects that you might wish to complete under the supervision of a certified mechanic. The book focuses on common "legacy" single engine aluminum aircraft built from the 1940s through today. Whether changing your oil, installing new tires, or checking engine compression this 160 pages of text and photos provides procedures and tips gathered over the past 27 years.
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43 Appendix aircraft airframe airplane Alpha Aviation alternator AMT Assistance Required attaching avgas aviation avionics battery belt Benefits bolts Brake Bleeding brake caliper brake disk brake pads brushes cable carburetor clean cleaner compression corrosion cotter pin cowling crack cushion clamps damage drain electrical ensure exhaust Exhaust leaks fitting fuel flow computer fuel injection fuel line gaskets gine grease hardware harness hose ignition injector inspection installed instrument intake jacks landing gear landing light leaks lube lubrication Lycoming engine magneto mixture mogas motor mounted muffler needed Special Tools O-rings oil filter overhaul piston plane prevent problems prop proper pump purchased pushrod pushrod tube References reinstall Related Projects remove repair replace rings rivets rotate rubber safety wire screw Skill Level solvent spark plug specific starter strut Supplies TCM SB temperature tighten tion Tips tire torque vacuum valve core verify washers wear wheel bearings wrench