flight chap 6

  1. Name the 3 instruments connected to the pitot-static system:
    • Altimeter
    • Vertical Speed Indicator
    • Airspeed Indicator
  2. What would you do if your airspeed indicator suddenly dropped without adjusting power or climbed?
    Try turning pitot heat on.
  3. What would you do if your pitot-static instruments started acting funny?
    Try turning on alternate static source.
  4. Name the 5 altitudes:
    • Indicated Altitude
    • True Altitude
    • Absolute Altitude
    • Pressure Altitude
    • Density Altitude
  5. Indicated Altitude
    altitude above sealevel indicated on altimeter
  6. True Altitude
    your actual height above sea level
  7. Absolute Altitude
    height above the terrain above
  8. Pressure Altitude
    what you read on the altimeter when it's set to 29.92
  9. Density Altitude
    calculated by correcting pressue altitude for non-standard temperature. used to determine how well your airplane will perform on a given day
  10. pressure temperature and altimeter errors - 6-8
    see chapter 5-8
  11. Indicated Airspeed
    IAS read directly off the dial
  12. Calibrated Airspeed
    CAS indicated airspeed corrected for mechanical errors in the instrument, and position error that happens in some flight conditions
  13. True Airspeed
    Actual speed of your airplane through the air mass. True airspeed is calibrated airspeed corrected for density.\
  14. Vertical stalling speed in landing configuration is V? and where on the VSI?
    VSO on the low end of the white arc.
  15. Maximum full flap extended speed is V? and where on the VSI?
    VFE on the high end of the white arc.
  16. Green arc is what? What does the lower end mean?
    Normal operating range. VS1 is the stall speed with the flaps retracted.
  17. The high end of the green arc is V?
    VNO maximam structural cruising speed- the fastest you can flight in no more than light turbulence. (max speed for normal operations)
  18. Red radial line is V?
    VNE is the never exceed speed!
  19. Maneuvering speed is v?
    VA the maximum speed you can make abrupt control movements or fly in turbulence. This is not marked on the ASI.
  20. The Northern Hemisphere false compass indication on acceleration is ANDS.
    • Accelerate, compass shows a turn North.
    • Decelerate, compass shows a turn South.
    • You won't get acceleration errors on a north or south heading.
  21. List your 3 gyroscopic instruments.
    • Attitude indicator.
    • Heading indicator.
    • Turn coordinator.
  22. The 3 gyroscopic instruments list what powers them - list them:
    • Turn coordinator: Electricity
    • Heading indicator: Vacuum
    • Attitude indicator: Vacuum
  23. The vacuum pump normal operation is normally within ____ inches of mercury at RPM, but may be as low as ____ inches at engine idle.
    • 4.5-5.5
    • 3.0
  24. You should reset the heading indicator to the magnetic compass every ____ minutes due to gyroscopic precession?
  25. The standard rate of turn is ____°/sec?
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flight chap 6
Summary of important points for Chapter 6 with Cessna Skyhawk