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Aircraft Basic Science, Eighth Edition

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Learn the latest technologies needed to pass the FAA airframe and powerplant maintenance certification!Aircraft Basic Science, Eighth Edition, is a valuable resource for students of aviation technology that provides updated information needed to prepare for an FAA airframe and powerplant maintenance certification. This expanded edition includes recent advances in technology, such as the use of composite aircraft materials, with revised examples and figures to more accurately reflect the state of the industry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover 
  2. About the Authors
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents 
  6. Preface to the Eighth Edition
  7. Preface to the Seventh Edition
  8. 1. Fundamentals of Mathematics
    1. Arithmetic
    2. Algebra
    3. Geometry
    4. Trigonometry
    5. Alternative Number Systems
    6. Charts and Graphs
    7. Review Questions
  9. 2. Science Fundamentals
    1. Measurements
    2. Gravity, Weight, and Mass
    3. Force and Motion
    4. Centrifugal and Centripetal Force
    5. Composition and Resolution of Forces
    6. Work, Energy, and Power
    7. Machines
    8. Heat
    9. Heat Transfer
    10. Fluids
    11. The Nature and Laws of Gases
    12. Sound
    13. Review Questions
  10. 3. Basic Aerodynamics
    1. Physical Properties of the Air
    2. Airfoils
    3. Drag
    4. High-Speed Flight
    5. Review Questions
  11. 4. Airfoils and Their Applications
    1. Airfoil Profiles
    2. Performance of Airfoils
    3. Shapes and Dimensions of Airfoils
    4. Stalls and Their Effects
    5. Review Questions
  12. 5. Aircraft in Flight
    1. Forces on the Airplane in Flight
    2. Aircraft Stability
    3. Axes of the Airplane
    4. Aircraft Control
    5. Aircraft Design Variations
    6. Airfoils on Biplanes
    7. Helicopters
    8. Helicopter Controls
    9. Helicopter Configurations
    10. Review Questions
  13. 6. Aircraft Drawings
    1. Types of Drawings
    2. Drafting Techniques
    3. Review Questions
  14. 7. Weight and Balance
    1. Fundamental Principles
    2. Weight-and-Balance Terminology
    3. Determination of the EWCG Location
    4. Aircraft Modifications
    5. Loading the Airplane
    6. Extreme Weight-and-Balance Conditions
    7. Loading Conditions
    8. Simplified Loading Methods
    9. Calculating Weight and Balance for Large Aircraft
    10. Weight and Balance for a Helicopter
    11. Light Sport Aircraft
    12. Weight-Shift-Control Aircraft
    13. Review Questions
  15. 8. Aircraft Materials
    1. Aircraft Materials
    2. Properties of Materials
    3. General Properties of Metals
    4. Alloys
    5. Corrosion
    6. Fatigue
    7. Aircraft Metals
    8. Plastics
    9. Composite Materials
    10. Aircraft Wood
    11. Aircraft Fabrics
    12. Review Questions
  16. 9. Metal Fabrication Techniques and Processes
    1. Mill Products
    2. Fabrication of Metal Components
    3. Heat Treatment of Metals
    4. Hardness Testing
    5. Nondestructive Inspection
    6. Corrosion Control
    7. Finish and Surface-Roughness Symbols
    8. Metal Surface Treatments
    9. Review Questions
  17. 10. Standard Aircraft Hardware
    1. Standards
    2. Specifications
    3. Threaded Fasteners
    4. Nonthreaded Fasteners
    5. Panel and Cowling Fasteners
    6. Cable Fittings
    7. Turnbuckles
    8. Safety Belts
    9. Keep Current
    10. Review Questions
  18. 11. Hand Tools and Their Application
    1. Measurement and Layout
    2. Wrenches
    3. Screwdrivers
    4. Pliers
    5. Hammers
    6. Cutting Tools
    7. Punches
    8. Safety Equipment
    9. Review Questions
  19. 12. Aircraft Fluid Lines and Fittings
    1. Types of Fluid-Line Systems
    2. Fabrication, Repair, and Installation of Fluid Lines
    3. Review Questions
  20. 13. Federal Aviation Regulations
    1. History of the Federal Aviation Administration
    2. Aviation Safety Regulation
    3. Organization of the FAA
    4. Federal Aviation Regulations
    5. Certification of Products and Parts
    6. Airworthiness Standards
    7. Operations Certification
    8. Review Questions
  21. 14. Technical Publications
    1. Advisory Circulars
    2. Service-Difficulty Reporting Program
    3. Airworthiness Directives
    4. Type Certificate Data Sheets
    5. Supplemental Type Certificates
    6. Manufacturers’ Publications
    7. Technical Manuals
    8. Manufacturers’ Operating Publications
    9. Review Questions
  22. 15. Ground Handling and Safety
    1. General Safety Precautions
    2. Compressed-Gas Safety
    3. Fire Safety
    4. Flight-Line Safety
    5. Towing Aircraft
    6. Taxiing and Starting
    7. Tying Down or Mooring Aircraft
    8. Jacking and Hoisting Aircraft
    9. Ground-Support Equipment
    10. Fueling
    11. Review Questions
  23. 16. Aircraft Inspection and Servicing
    1. Required Aircraft Inspections
    2. Large and Turbine-Powered Multiengine Airplanes
    3. Conducting a 100-Hour or Annual Inspection
    4. Lubrication and Servicing
    5. Servicing Aircraft
    6. Operational Inspection
    7. Maintenance Records
    8. Malfunction or Defect Report
    9. Cleaning Aircraft and Parts
    10. Review Questions
  24. Appendix
  25. Glossary
  26. Index
  27. Color Insert