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Get to know your engine

Get to know your engine

Engine and Propeller

One of the best ways to learn the intricate details of an aircraft engine is to shadow an A&P mechanic who's working on one. But if you don't have the time or easy access to an A&P, you can learn the basics of piston engines in the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's online course Engine and Propeller . The course covers carbureted and injected engines and fixed-pitch and constant-speed props. Course topics include hot starting fuel-injected engines, controlling and monitoring engine temperatures, preventive maintenance, and more.

April 30, 2007

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