Sky Ranch Engine Manual thoroughly covers the operation, inspection, and maintenance of the Lycoming and Continental piston aircraft engine, including a very comprehensive troubleshooting guide. This book goes beyond the basic theory and construction of aircraft reciprocating engines, but instead focuses on the practical aspects for mechanics and operators of why things go bad, how to repair them, and most important; how to keep them from failing in the first place.
Table of Contents
How your engines works
Continental engine specifications
Lycoming engine specifications
Chapter 1 Fatigue Analysis
Stress and strain
Compressive residual stress
Tensile residual stress
Stress relieving and annealing
Cracks and fractures
Thermal fatigue fracture
Unexpected sources of fatigue damage
Field analysis of fatigue failure
Chapter 2 Engine Inspection
Camshaft follower failure modes
Oil filter analysis
Dirt, silica and silicone
Metal particles - identification
Inspection of contaminated aircraft oil systems and oil coolers
Crankcase fretting in Continental engines
Flow porting and its effect on cylinder head cracks
Chapter 3 Engine Performance
Starting and idle
Taxing and shutdown
Chapter 4 Cylinder Repairs
How engine angle head rocker arm alignment
Intake guide seals
Cylinder choke and piston design
Chrome plate piston ring failures
Do the rings rotate?
Connecting rod line boring
Color coding of cylinders
Chapter 5 Lubricants & Wear
The function of engine oils
Cylinder Barrel Wear - Steel Barrel Cylinders
Cylinder Barrel Wear - Chrome Cylinder Barrels
Intercooling Effects on cylinder wear
Friction Laws applied to hydrodynamic lubricated surfaces
Softcover Book - Printed book with heavyweight cover stock.
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Wasn’t exactly excited about the book, based on the magneto book by the same author which I ordered years ago. Then I received the substantially thick and very informative book in the mail. Wow! Now that’s some fantastic information. Great book for anybody that really wants to know what’s going on with an airplane engine.
March 29, 2018
February 18, 2017
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