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Aircraft Mechanics Handbook, Airframe and Power Plant General
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PREFACE
CONTENTS
CHAPTER L MATHEMATICS
Introduction
Whole Numbers 
Fractions
Mixed Numbers
Decimals
Ratio
Proportion
Positive and Negative Numbers
Powers and Roots
Computing Area
Computing the Volume of Solids
Graphs and Charts
Measurement Systems
Functions of Numbers

CHAPTER 2. AIRCRAFT DRAWINGS
Prints
Working Drawings
Care and Use of Drawings
Title Blocks
Bill of Material
Other Data
Methods of Illustrating Objects
Meaning of Lines
Reading Drawings.
Diagrams
Drawing Sketches
Drawing Symbols
Care of Drafting Instruments

CHAPTER 3. AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE
Purpose
Need for Re weighing
Theory of Weight and Balance
Mathematical Proof
Weight and Balance Data
Terminology
Aircraft Weighing Procedure
Weight and Balance Extreme Conditions
Installation of Ballast
Loading Graphs and C. G. Envelopes
Electronic Weighing Equipment
Helicopter Weight and Balance

CHAPTER 4. FUELS AND FUEL SYSTEMS
General Properties of Aviation Gasoline
Turbine Engine Fuels
Fuel System Contamination
Fuel System
Fuel System Components
Fuel System Indicators
Multiengine Fuel Systems
Fuel Jettison Systems
Troubleshooting the Fuel System

CHAPTER 5. FLUID LINES AND FITTINGS
General
Plumbing Lines
Identification of materials
Flexible Hose
Plumbing Connectors
Tube Forming Processes
Repair of \fetal Tube Lines
Fabrication and Replacement of Flexible Hose
Installation of Rigid Tubing
Plumbing Assembly Precautions
Support Clamps

CHAPTER 6. AIRCRAFT HARDWARE, MATERIALS, AND PROCESSES
Aircraft Hardware
Threaded Fasteners
Aircraft Bolts
Special Purpose Bolts
Aircraft Nuts
Aircraft washers
Installation of Nuts and Bolts
Torque and Torque 'Wrenches
Screws
Repair of Damaged Internal Threads
of Damaged Holes with Acres Fastness Sleeves Turnlock
Fasteners
Control Cables
Push- Pull Tube Linkage
Pins
Safety :Methods
Rivets
Plastics
Rubber
Seals
Wipers
Sealing Compounds
Corrosion Control
Forms of Corrosion
Factors Affecting Corrosion
Preventive Maintenance
Inspection
Corrosion-Prone Areas
Corrosion Removal
Corrosion of Ferrous Metals
Corrosion of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys
Corrosion of Magnesium Alloys
Treatment of Titanium and Titanium Alloys
Protection of Dissimilar Metal Contacts
Corrosion Limits
Processes and Materials Used in Corrosion Control
Chemical Treatments
Protective Paint Finishes
Aircraft Cleaning
Interior Cleaning
Powerplant Cleaning.
Solvent Cleaners
Emulsion Cleaners
Soaps and Detergent Cleaners
Mechanical Cleaning Materials0
Chemical Cleaners
Structural Metals
Metalworking Processes
Ferrous Aircraft Metals.
Nonferrous Aircraft Metals
Substitution of Aircraft Metals
Principles of Heat Treatment
Heat-Treating Equipment
Heat Treatment of Ferrous Metals
Casehardening.
Heat Treatment of Nonferrous Metals
Solution Heat Treatment
Precipitation Heat Treating
Annealing of Aluminum Alloys
Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloy Rivets .
Heat Treatment of Magnesium Alloys
Heat Treatment of Titanium.
Hardness Testing

CHAPTER 7. PHYSICS
General.
Matter
Fluids
Temperature
Pressure.
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Atmosphere
Bernoulli's Principle
Machines
Work, Power, and Energy
Motion of Bodies
Heat
Sound

CHAPTER 8. BASIC ELECTRICITY
General
Matter
Static Electricity
Electromotive Force
Current Flow
Resistance
Basic Circuit Components and Symbols
Ohm's Law
Series D.C. Circuits
Parallel D.C. Circuits
Series-Parallel D.C. Circuits
Voltage Dividers
Rheostats and Potentiometers
Magnetism
Storage Batteries.
Lead-Acid Batteries
Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
Circuit Protective and Control Devices5
Switches
D.C. Measuring Instruments20
Multimeters
Voltmeters
Basic Circuit Analysis and Troubleshooting
Alternating Current and Voltage
inductance
Capacitance
Ohm's Law for A.C. Circuits 2
Transformers
Magnetic Amplifiers
Vacuum Tubes
Transistors
Rectifiers
Filtering
A. C. Measuring Instruments .
Frequency Meters

CHAPTER 9. AIRCRAFT GENERATORS AND MOTORS
D.C. Generators
Types of D. C. Generators ..
Regulation of Generator Voltage
Differential Relay Switch
Paralleling Generators
D. C. Generator Maintenance .
Voltage Regulator Operation
Alternators
Brushless Alternator
Combined A.C. and D.C. Electrical Systems .
Voltage Regulation of Alternators
Alternator Constant Speed Drive
Synchronizing Alternators
Alternator Maintenance
Inverters
D.C. Motors
Types of D.C. Motors
A.C. Motors
Types of A.C. Motors
Maintenance of A.C. Motors 59

CHAPTER 10. INSPECTION FUNDAMENTALS
General
Required Inspections
Inspec6on Techniques
Checklist
Aircraft Logs
Special Inspections
Publications
Magnetic Particle Inspection
Magnetizing Equipment
Demagnetization .
Dye-Penetrant Inspection
RadiographY
Ultrasonic Testing
Eddy Current Testing
Visual Inspection

CHAPTER 11. GROUND HANDLING, SAFETY, AND
SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
Introduction
General
Starting Engines
Turboprop Engines
Turbojet Engines
Electrical Power
Hydraulic Power
Air Conditioning and Heating Units
Ground Support Air Start Units
Preoiling Equipment
Aircraft Fueling
Fire-
Recommended markings to Indicate Extinguisher Suitability
Aircraft Fire Extinguishers
Servicing Aircraft with Oil
Servicing Aircraft Oxygen Systems
Aircraft Tiedown
Securing Light Aircraft
Securing Heavy Aircraft
Aircraft Tied own for Storm Conditions
Movement of Aircraft
Jacking Aircraft
Cold Weather Suggestions

CHAPTER 12. HANDTOOLS AND MEASURING DEVICES
Introduction
General-Purpose Tools.
Metal Cutting Tools
Layout and Measuring Tools
Taps and Dies

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