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WHAT ARE THE TWO PRIMARY SOURCES FOR ELECTRICAL ENERGYFOR AN AIRCRAFT?
GENERATOR AND BATTERY
DURING NORMAL AIRCRAFT OPERATION, WHAT COMPONENT MAINTAINS THE BATTERY IN A CHARGED STATE?
generator
WHAT ARE THE PRINCIPAL HAZARDS OF WORKING WITH BATTERIES?
acid burns and chance of an explosion
WHAT CAN CAUSE AIRCRAFT BATTERIES TO OVERHEAT?
Aircraft batteries may overheat because of internal
shorting or thermal runaway.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF ACID OR ELECTROLYTE FROM A LEAD ACID BATTERY COMES IN CONTACT WITH YOUR SKIN?
flush the affected area
with large quantities of fresh water
WHAT ARE TWO WAYS TO NEUTRALIZE ELETROLYTE FROM A NICKEL-CADMIUM (NICAD) BATTERY IF IT CONTACTS YOUR SKIN?
Neutralize with vinegar or a weak solution (3%) of boric acid.
What is the purpose of airborne auxiliary
power units (APUs)?
These power units
furnish electrical power when engine-driven generators
are not operating or when external power is not
available.
The pitot-static consists of a pitot-static tube
and three indicators. What are the three
indicators?
altimeter, the
airspeed and Mach number indicator, and the
rate-of-climb indicator
What is the function of the altimeter?
displays the
altitude of the aircraft
Define the Mach number of any moving body.
The Mach number
of any moving body is its speed compared to the speed
of sound in the surrounding medium (local speed).
What information does the attitude indicator
provide to the pilot?
Attitude indicators show the pilot the relative
position of the aircraft compared to the earth's horizon.
What information does the turn and bank
indicator provide to the pilot?
The turn and bank indicator shows the correct execution of a turn and bank. It also shows the lateral attitude of the aircraft in straight flight.
What are the three navigational instruments
that direct, plot, and control the course or
position of an aircraft?
Magnetic (Standby) Compass Gyro Compass and Horizontal Situation Indicator