Aircraft Repair  The Missing Manual, by John Schwaner

Aircraft Repair
The Missing Manual

by John Schwaner

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August 2012
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2nd
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193
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'Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.'
Otto von Bismarck:

Hundreds of topics covered based on the experience of John Schwaner of Sacramento Skyranch, one of the most knowledgable light aircraft mechanics in the industry. Just look through the table of contents below. Just one tip that will help you do a job better, cheaper, or safer will pay for this inexpensive book at least 10 times over.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Re: question about oil filter examination 9
  • Re: question about oil filter examination 10
  • Prop strike teardown recommendation 10
  • Removing magnetism from Austenitic Stainless steel 11
  • High oil temperature in Lycoming and Continental engines 12
  • Bendix D3000 magneto redundancy 12
  • Oil Filter Examination - continued 14
  • Leaning a Carbureted Lycoming or Contintal past Peak 17
  • I have this problem with my aircraft engine... 17
  • Inspecting the magneto coil 18
  • Sealing Aircraft Engine Cases 19
  • Bastardized AN fittings - Which AN fitting goes into the hole? 20
  • Use of crush washer on AN Fitting Connections 23
  • AN Thread Size and AN Fitting Size Chart 23
  • Hose Problems 24
  • AD2009-16-03 SAP Cylinder Cracking 25
  • Bad Valve Seat Job 27
  • Cessna 152 Poor Idle - Carburetor Foam and Hollow Floats Sb- 2 28
  • Fuel Hose Installation and Electrical Wiring in Aircraft AD2009- 15-01 29
  • Rough Engine on left mag - nothing you do fixes the problem! 29
  • Stuck Valve Check - Quick, Easy, Inexpensive 31
  • Should you pump the throttle on a carbureted engine? 32
  • Do Aftermarket Oil Additives Reduce Wear Metals ? 32
  • Improvements to the Slick Magneto 33
  • What is a Finger Doubler? 34
  • Slick magnetos and propeller strikes 35
  • Fingerprint Corrosion on Aircraft Products 36
  • Inspecting High Strength Materials 36
  • Starters and Worm Gears in Aircraft Piston Engines 37
  • Alternator Load Dump by the pilot switching off the alternator circ... 39
  • Rivet Edge Distance 39
  • Some thoughts on camshaft lobes 41
  • Preflight Inspection Tip - Inspect the muffler 42
  • What's wrong with Aircraft Drain Valves? 44
  • When rings should be replaced on aircraft cylinders? 44
  • How to properly ground a dual magneto? 45
  • Hose dash size to Inside Diameter 46
  • Replacing the Spark Plug Helicoil in Lycoming and Continental Engines 47
  • Engine Break In 47
  • Stuck Piston Rings in Lycoming - What to do 49
  • Can you use a torque wrench to inspect a bolt for proper torque? 50
  • Aircraft battery explosion 52
  • Increasing Reliability of your Aircraft's Fluid Delivery System 52
  • Factory New Limits and other Nonsense 53
  • Should Corrosion Preventive Fluids be used on Riveted Joints? 54
  • Lycoming Fluctuating Oil Pressure 56
  • Setting Slick Magneto Point Gap 57
  • Lycoming camshaft 58
  • Faulty NTSB Conclusions N9348S 58
  • Backfiring 60
  • Lycoming Valve sticking Tip 61
  • Breaking Studs 61
  • Lycoming cylinder barrel wear signs 63
  • Are Aeroquip fittings usable on Stratoflex hose, and vice versa, ar... 64
  • Spark plug anti-seize 65
  • Aircraft Vacuum Pump Troubleshooting 65
  • Introduction to Aircraft O-rings 66
  • Glazed cylinder and high oil consumption 66
  • ROTEC radio noise 66
  • Don't Forget to Inspect the Rocker Arm 67
  • Replacing Spot Welds with Rivets 68
  • Field Inspecting Bonded Joints - Problems and Expectations 69
  • Aircraft Hose Temperature Limitation Warning 70
  • Inspecting Aircraft Control Cable 70
  • Engine Balance and the Arms Race 71
  • Bulkhead Hole Size 73
  • Comparison of Tube Strength for Common Small Aircraft Tubing 74
  • Slick Magneto Timing Light Flicker 76
  • Inexpensive Measuring Stick for Lycoming Pushrods 76
  • Aluminum Corrosion Penetration as a Function of pH 77
  • Coarse Thread vs Fine Thread Strength 77
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement 77
  • When to Use a Washer 80
  • Camshaft Lobe Pitting Evaluation 81
  • Bulkhead Fitting Installation into Aircraft O-Ring Port 82
  • Aircraft Fuel Flow Transducers - Hose Suggestions and Warnings 83
  • Beech Marks, Fatigue Failure, and High Compression Pistons 84
  • Don't Mix your Metals 85
  • Graphite Lubricants in Aircraft- The Corrosion Potential 86
  • Continental Cylinder Stud Design 87
  • Double Flare Tubing 88
  • Clean and Dry Torque 89
  • Aircraft Wire Inspection 90
  • Aircraft Control Cable - Stainless or Galvanized? 92
  • Stainless Steel Stress Corrosion Cracking - Primer for Aircraft Mec... 93
  • Aircraft Control Cable - What is it? 95
  • Monel Safety Wire - When to Use 96
  • Titanium Limitations in Aircraft Repair 97
  • Oil Leaks -- It's not the gasket it's the surface 102
  • Aircraft Engine Age Deterioration 103
  • Slick Magneto Inspection Tip 106
  • Propeller blade cracks 108
  • Aircraft Washer Usage 109
  • Exhaust Valve Deposits - Concentricity 111
  • High MP low RPM Continental TSIO520 engine (or Lycoming engines) 113
  • Aircraft Rivet Hole Fatigue Strength 115
  • Metal Fatigue, Cracks, and Turbo Mallards 116
  • How to Properly re-magnetize a magneto rotor magnet? 117
  • Suspect Un-Airworthiness 118
  • Aircraft Hose Bonding and Lightening Protection 119
  • The Aircraft Structural Mechanic (why you deserve a pay raise) 121
  • B-nut Torque and Loosening 122
  • AN Bolt Head Design 123
  • AN Nut Face Design 124
  • Unsafe Engineering - Use of NPT Ports in Critical Aircraft Systems 126
  • Hose Flap 127
  • Pilot Description of Preignition 128
  • Tightening Rubber Gaskets 130
  • Pilot Description of Broken Impulse Coupling Spring 131
  • Torque Wrench - Accuracy and Precision 132
  • Nature of Efficient Design 133
  • Cracks in Aircraft Structures 134
  • Lobing and other Low Frequency Form Error In Aircraft Piston Engines 135
  • Magneto Test Bench Electrode Design 137
  • Lycoming or Continental Counterweight Detuning 138
  • Preventing Oil Leaks 140
  • Fits and Limits 141
  • Oil Leaks Across All-Metal Joints 142
  • Crack Detection Using the Unaided Eye 143
  • Measurement Errors and Challenges for Mechanics 151
  • Aircraft vs Commercial Wire Terminals 161
  • Cleaning Aluminum without creating Corrosion 163
  • Inadequate Guidance 166
  • Aircraft Structural Integrity - The 5 Threats 166
  • What is Crankshaft Runout 167
  • High oil temperature on Lycoming aircraft engine 170
  • Installing Aircraft Hose - The 10 Rules 170
  • Valve Leakage - serial offender 171
  • Wear Evaluation of the Camshaft Follower Bore 172
  • Damage Tolerance doesn't work without Detection 174
  • How to deal with Intimidation for the Aircraft Mechanic 176
  • How to fix Aircraft Compass Errors 178
  • How to Diagnose and Fix Rocker Shaft and Bushing Wear 180
  • Trouble Shooting - The Question to Ask Before you Begin 182
  • Why Metal Gaskets Leak 183
  • Aircraft Hardware compared to Industrial Hardware 184
  • Preventing vibration induced bolt loosening 185
  • Does the bolt loosen slightly after you torque the bolt? 186
  • Reusing Locknuts 187
  • Aircraft Screw Countersink Angle 189
  • How Antiseize Changes Bolt Torque 190
  • Is it possible to use differences in CHT change when leaning to fin... 191

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