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31 Cards in this Set

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"A/C Structure"
a.What is a Radome?
"It's a filament wound fiberglass epoxy shell mounted on a articulated hinge."
Provides an electically transparent window for transmission and reception of radar signals.
Spans from Y coordinate 60.50 to Y coordinate 128.50.
b.What is a Forward Fuselage?
"It includes the windshield, canopy, cockpit, leading edge extension, and nose landing gear."
Spans from the end of the Nose Radome to the forward edge of panel 26.
c.What is the Center Fuselage?
Includes main landing gear, intake ducts, external stores stations, fuselage fuel tanks and airframe mounted accessory drive.
d.What is the Aft Fuselage?
Includes the engines, speed brake, vertical stabilizers, horizontal stabilizers, and arresting hook.
e.What is a Wing?
Provides lift for the A/C, stores fuel, houses LEF's, TEF's and Ailerons, outboard section folds for carrier operation, allows for attachment of non jettison able pylons for weapons/fuel stores.
f.What is a Leading Edge Extension?
Provides added lift at high angles of attack.
"Mounted on either side of the Forward Fuselage they are an extension of the wing leading edge."
"Flight Control Surfaces"
During flight, the ailerons are commanded asymmetrically to produce roll motion, during takeoff and landing (with flaps switch set to half or full) they deflect symmetrically with the trailing edge flaps up to 42 degrees, trailing edge flap down to change lift.
"The ailerons are located on the outboard trailing edge of each wing."
b.Leading Edge Flaps?
When taking off or landing the leading edge flaps deflect symmetrically to change lift. During flight they deflect asymmetrically to aid the ailerons in producing roll motion. The leading edge flaps are located on the inboard and outboard leading edge of each wing.
c. Trailing Edge Flaps?
When taking off or landing the leading edge flaps deflect symmetrically to change lift. During flight they independently deflect asymmetrically to aid the the ailerons in producing roll motion. The trailing edge flaps are located on the trailing edge of each wing.
d. Stabilizers?
The stabilizers deflect symmetrically to produce pitch motion and asymmetrically to produce roll motion. The stabilizers are located on either side of the tail of the A/C.
e. Rudders?
During takeoff or landing when the AOA is less than 8 degrees the rudders toe-in to increase lift and improve stability, when AOA is more than 8 degrees the rudders toe-out to improve stability.
In flight the rudders are commanded symmetrically to produce yaw motion.
"The rudders are located on the rear of each vertical stabilizer."
f. Speed Brake?
Under certain conditions the speed brake may be extended into the air stream creating drag and slowing the A/C's airspeed.
"The speed brake is located on top of the Aft Fuselage between the vertical stabilizers."
a.Hydraulic System 1?
Provides hydraulic fluid pressure to the primary flight controls either as a primary or back-up source.
System contains pump manifold, pump reservoir, filter unit, case drain filter, oil fuel heat exchange, and related indicators.
b.Hydraulic System 2?
Same as 1.
The system also supplies pressure to all other non-flight control systems.
c. Auxilliary Power Unit Accumulator?
Gas charge cylinder provides required fluid pressure to the APU start motor and emergency hydraulic systems.
d. Switching Valves?
Each switching valve allows backup hydraulic pressure to replace the primary hydraulic pressure, if the primary hydraulic pressure fails.
If primary hydraulic is restored, the switching valve shifts to normal operating position.
"Landing Gear"
a. Nose Landing Gear?
Nose landing gear strut assembly provides landing, takeoff and taxi energy absorption, and tire/runway compliance. Located on the underside of the Forward Fuselage. Dual chamber design provides a smooth long strike during landing and catapult operations.
b. Main Landing Gear?
A lever design with a shock absorber.
Provides a stable platform for A/C carrier and shore based operations. Also absorbs the energy from ground loads during landing and taxi operations. Located on the underside of the Center Fuselage.
c. Wheel Brakes?
Located on the main landing gear wheels.
Provides pilot modulated individual wheel-controlled braking. An anti skid system is combined with the normal system to prevent wheel skid.
d. Launch Bar?
"Located on the forward side of the nose landing gear shock strut."
Provides a means of steering the A/C during carrier deck tracking and engages the catapult, applying catapult tow forces to the A/C.
e. Arresting Hook?
"Located on the underside of the aft fuselage."
A hydraulically controlled arm attached to the underside of the aft fuselage. A hook point is attached to the end of the arm. Provides a means of stopping the A/C where normal runway landings are not available.
"Environmental Control Systems"
a. Bleed Air System?
Engine bleed is extracted from the last compressor stage of both engines, regulated and routed to the air cycle air.
b. Air Cycle Air Conditioning System?
Cools and conditions hot bleed air for use in various A/C systems, such as fuel pressurization, canopy seal, anit-g, throttle boost, anti ice, rain removal, avionics and cabin cooling.
c. Anti-Gravity System?
Automatically regulates the air to the pilot's anti-g suit to increase pilot tolerance to high acceleration levels.
d. Oxygen System?
Oxygen is supplied from a 10 liter oxygen system.
Oxygen is routed from the left console to the ejection seat, through the survival kit, to the pilot's oxygen regulator connector.
e. On-Board Oxygen Generating System?
Removes nitrogen and other contaminants from engine bleed air. The resultant product gas is an oxygen rich breathing mixture for pilots use.
"Egress Systems"
a. Ejection Seat System?
System is made up of main beam, parachute, seat bucket, survival kit, and catapult.
Provides a method of escape form the A/C during emergency conditions.
b. Canopy System?
May be operated electrically or manually and can be jettisoned in an emergency.
Provides entry to the cockpit and protects the crewmember from the elements.
c. Emergency Oxygen System?
Oxygen is required at altitudes over 10,000 feet. The emergency oxygen bottle, located in the ejection seat survival kit, is actuated automatically upon ejection or manually in the case of an oxygen system failure.
Actuation is performed by pulling a green ring on the left hand side of the seat pan assembly.
"Fire Systems"
a. Fire Detection System?
a double loop system that provides warnings for the APU bay, left and right AMAD bays, and aft engine bays.
b. Fire Extinguishing System?
Single extinguisher tank with 3 distribution lines, one for each APU or engine/AMAD bays.
"During flight, manually pressing the APU warning light and ready discharge light will actuate the fire extinguishing system.