Flying High Performance Singles & Twins, by John C. Eckalbar

Flying High Performance
Singles & Twins

by John C. Eckalbar

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ISBN-13:
9780961654429
Copyright Date:
1994
Pages:
416
Binding:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
9.2" x 6.2"
Weight:
1.8lbs
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Flying High Performance Singles and Twins For serious pilots who now find themselves in command of elaborately equipped high performance airplanes and engines. This book teaches those systems in detail and pursues a deeper understanding of engines, turbo chargers, intercoolers, pressurization, flight directors, radar, icing systems, partial panel flight, aerodynamics and operarations at higher speeds and altitudes, and more. .

Two comprehensive chapters on multi-engine flying. One dealing with the aerodynamics of engine-out flight, including performance, the meaning of the "ball" when an engine is out, and the importance of zero sideslip. The other offering practical advice for multi-engine survival, including special considerations regarding takeoff technique and the handling of an engine failure in all phases of flight.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. THE AIR
    • The makeup of the air; Air Density; The Standard Atmosphere; Measuring Pressure and Altitude; Definitions of Altitude; Dynamic Pressure and the Bernoulli/Euler Equation; Airspeed Measurement; Lift
  • 2. THE NORMALLY ASPIRATED ENGINE
    • Determining Engine Power Output; Manifold Pressure and Power; RPM and Power; Induction Air Temperature and Power; Altitude and Power; Reading the Power Charts; Humidity and Power; Mixture; Detonation and Preignition; RPM and MP; Limits; Shock Cooling; Measures of Efficiency
  • 3. TURBOCHARGING
    • How the Turbo Works; Controlling the Turbocharged Engine; Intercoolers; Emergency Procedures
  • 4. MIXTURE
    • Mixture Management; Considerations for Running Lean of Peak; Spotting Engine Problems with EGT
  • 5. TURBINE ENGINES
    • The Layout of the PT6A; Engine Controls; Engine Instruments; Engine Start and Normal Operations
  • 6. THE PROPELLER
    • Propeller Efficiency; Advance Ratio; Variable Pitch Propellers; Propeller Efficiency Maps; Thrust Horsepower Available Curves; Constant Speed Propellers; Propeller Overspeed
  • 7. DRAG
    • Why the "U" Shape for Drag?; Parasite Drag; Induced Drag; Total Drag; using THPr Curves
  • 8. PERFORMANCE, PART I: TAKEOFF AND CLIMB
    • Normal Takeoff; Soft Field Takeoff; Short Field Takeoff; Obstacles; Climb; Cruise Climb
  • 9. PERFORMANCE, PART II: CRUISE AND LANDING
    • Cruising for Maximum MPG; Rules of Thumb for Maximum Range; Landing Performance; Balked Landing; The Pure Theory of Maximum Range
  • 10. INSTRUMENT FLYING BY THE NUMBERS
    • Flying a Trip; Partial Panel
  • 11. LIMITATIONS: AIRSPEED AND G-LOAD FACTOR
    • "G" Loads; Limit and Ultimate Loads; The Maneuvering Speed; Airspeed Limitations; Gust Loads; The Combined Maneuver-Gust Envelope
  • 12. STRENGTH, STABILITY, AND CONTROL
    • Weight; CG Limits; Longitudinal Stability; Control; Stick Force versus Velocity; Stick Force versus G; Complications
  • 13. WRITING YOUR OWN WEIGHT AND BALANCE PROGRAMS
    • Spreadsheet; Basic; Complications
  • 14. MULTIENGINE AERODYNAMICS
    • Engine-out Climb Performance; Zero Sideslip; Attaining Zero Sideslip; Vmca; Single Engine Stalls
  • 15. MULTIENGINE OPERATIONS
    • Takeoff Planning; The Takeoff; The Initial Climb; Cruise and Cruise Climb; Instrument Approaches and Traffic Patterns; Landing with One Engine; Single Engine Go-Around
  • 16. ENGINE FAILURE IN SINGLE ENGINE AIRPLANES
    • Engine Failure on Takeoff
  • 17. PRESSURIZATION
    • Typical Pressurization Layout; Controlling Cabin Altitude; Emergency Procedures
  • 18. AUTOPILOTS AND FLIGHT DIRECTORS
    • Sensors; Pilot Inputs; Display Output; Servos; Preflight; Limitations; Normal Operations; Emergencies
  • 19. STORM AVOIDANCE HARDWARE
    • Radar; Stabilization; Resolution; Tilt Management; Attenuation and Radar Shadow; Gain; Looking at the Ground; Stormscopes and Strikefinders
  • 20. ICING
    • What Does Ice Do to the Airplane?; Where are You Likely to Find Ice?; Should You Launch into Forecast Ice?; What Should You Do When You Start to Pick Up Ice?; To Be Legal in Ice

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