How to start an airplane etc.?

by Arno May. 27, 2017 964 views
PROPELLER - Obviously, propels the aircraft. It is curved because the further away from the center, the faster the blade moves through the air. Propellers are actually small wings - they create lift forward instead of upward.

PROPELLER - Obviously, propels the aircraft. It is curved because the further away from the center, the faster the blade moves through the air. Propellers are actually small wings - they create lift forward instead of upward.

FUEL - There's a fuel tank in each wing, accessed from the top (100 liter total). The fuel itself is similar to car gasoline, but more advanced you could say (jet aircraft fly on a type of diesel).

FUEL - There's a fuel tank in each wing, accessed from the top (100 liter total). The fuel itself is similar to car gasoline, but more advanced you could say (jet aircraft fly on a type of diesel).

START UP - Starting the engine works simply with a key. We need to turn on the red battery (+alternator) switches first, but after starting the engine, it will run on its own. This also shows the parking brake, which is normally not used as the airplane is tied down with 3 chains.

START UP - Starting the engine works simply with a key. We need to turn on the red battery (+alternator) switches first, but after starting the engine, it will run on its own. This also shows the parking brake, which is normally not used as the airplane is tied down with 3 chains.

THROTTLE/POWER - controlled with the black knob (push to increase). The red knob controls the fuel:air ratio going to the engine (less fuel required e.g. at higher altitude where the air is less dense). Also on the right you see a lever to control the wing flaps (e.g. when landing).

THROTTLE/POWER - controlled with the black knob (push to increase). The red knob controls the fuel:air ratio going to the engine (less fuel required e.g. at higher altitude where the air is less dense). Also on the right you see a lever to control the wing flaps (e.g. when landing).

CONTROL - The two tabs at the back of the wings are - outside: ailerons, used to turn the aircraft, inside: flaps, extended to increase lift and allow flying at lower speeds (e.g. when landing).

CONTROL - The two tabs at the back of the wings are - outside: ailerons, used to turn the aircraft, inside: flaps, extended to increase lift and allow flying at lower speeds (e.g. when landing).

CONTROL - The other control surfaces at the tail section: vertical fin controlled by foot pedals (which also move the nose wheel when on the ground!) + elevators which control the pitch (angle) of the airplane. An airplane moves like a boat, only through gas instead of liquid and in 3 dimensions.

CONTROL - The other control surfaces at the tail section: vertical fin controlled by foot pedals (which also move the nose wheel when on the ground!) + elevators which control the pitch (angle) of the airplane. An airplane moves like a boat, only through gas instead of liquid and in 3 dimensions.

PITOT TUBE - A vital instrument - it helps determine the airspeed. On the ground always covered in a "remove before flight" jacket to protect this sensitive instrument.

PITOT TUBE - A vital instrument - it helps determine the airspeed. On the ground always covered in a "remove before flight" jacket to protect this sensitive instrument.

VITAL INSTRUMENT - To determine altitude, speed and vertical speed, basic air pressure must be known. The "static port", the plate with tiny hole, does this. Cannot fly without it! Have a look when you board a big aircraft - usually one on each side.

VITAL INSTRUMENT - To determine altitude, speed and vertical speed, basic air pressure must be known. The "static port", the plate with tiny hole, does this. Cannot fly without it! Have a look when you board a big aircraft - usually one on each side.

LIGHTS - Whenever the engine is running, beacon/strobe lights are used (white on the wing tips, red at the tail tip). At night, coloured navigation lights are used, similar to boats (red left, green right, white rear). Plus we have a taxi/landing light at the front.

LIGHTS - Whenever the engine is running, beacon/strobe lights are used (white on the wing tips, red at the tail tip). At night, coloured navigation lights are used, similar to boats (red left, green right, white rear). Plus we have a taxi/landing light at the front.

BRAKING - The two main wheels have disc breaks, controlled independently with your toes (top of the pedals which are also used for steering on the ground). There's a parking brake on the nosewheel.

BRAKING - The two main wheels have disc breaks, controlled independently with your toes (top of the pedals which are also used for steering on the ground). There's a parking brake on the nosewheel.

Any questions? Please comment below.

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Hans 4 years, 3 months ago

Consultant en trainer.... ten voeten uit ;)  Doe je goed!

4 years, 3 months ago Edited
Mark Ridderhof 4 years, 3 months ago

Maestro,

Ziet er goed uit ouwe. Maar eeuhm... ik dacht dat je zelf ging leren vliegen, wist niet dat je instructeur zou worden 😜😉

Geniet ervan! Ook binnenkort als je vrouwtje komt 🤗

4 years, 3 months ago Edited
Arno Replied to Mark Ridderhof 4 years, 3 months ago

Thanks! smile

4 years, 3 months ago Edited
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