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AOPA's Win a Six in '06 Sweepstakes

Article | Mar 01, 2006

Ultimate Engines works its magic on a tired O-540 Renewing and upgrading the engine and propeller are standard procedure with every AOPA sweepstakes project airplane, and so it is with AOPA's Win A Six in '06 Sweepstakes airplane. But this year there's a twist on this massive work package.

Build Me an Airplane

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2004

On the line at Cessna Aircraft's Independence plant The open hangar door at the end of the production line lets a big Kansas wind blow in. When that same wind, still howling, first crossed the doorstep of Cessna Aircraft Company's Independence plant seven years ago it coursed over three aircraft production lines — those of the Cessna 172,182, and 206 — and a manufacturing crew composed of both new hires and workers called back from when the line last ran in 1986.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2002

The first flight of a new engine Your airplane has been ground-bound for eight weeks because it's getting an engine-ectomy. Bolting a new, rebuilt, or overhauled engine onto an airplane's engine mounts is just a part of readying that "new" engine for flight.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2002

Here's the scenario: You're on vacation. The phone rings.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2002

Buying an aircraft takes planning "I've just found the perfect airplane for sale in Trade-A-Plane. I can't live without it.

Turbine Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2001

More jet engine basics — fuel control units and starter generators Now that we've flowed the air through the engine and out the exhaust pipe in previous articles in this series, it's time to look at a few of the supporting systems on turbine engines. Most of these systems are found on the accessory pad of the engine and are driven by a tower shaft and gearing from the high-pressure compressor shaft.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2001

All it takes is a little gumption and a willingness to learn Everyone likes to save a few bucks. So it's good news that every certificated pilot can legally carry out certain preventive maintenance chores on their airplane.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2001

LoPresti Boom Beam It's hard to think of a light bulb as "high tech," but in fact the new Boom Beam landing light system from LoPresti Speed Merchants is just that. One of the biggest problems with conventional incandescent and halogen landing lights is that normal vibration from our piston engines tends to quickly break their filaments, resulting in burned-out bulbs.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2001

Probably more than you think Student pilots are taught the theory of weight and balance soon after their first solo. Operation of an airplane when it's overweight, or when the weight is distributed such that the center of gravity (CG) is beyond the front or rear limits, not only makes an airplane unsafe, but also renders it unairworthy since it's being operated outside the limits stated in the type certificate.

Turbine Pilot

Article | Dec 01, 2000

Ever wonder where a big jet gets all its electricity? The system demands placed on jet aircraft electrical systems are higher than those found on typical light general aviation aircraft. Jets usually have more electrically powered components, including high-draw items such as electric hydraulic pumps or galley ovens.