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Larger airplanes, requiring more power, use radial engines— some with two or four rows or "banks" of cylinders. 500 horsepower per engine. When even more power is needed, engines are used in pairs, in groups of four, or as many as six or eight per plane. However, more power per engine requires type— the jet or rocket. a different Aircraft Engine Parts Some knowledge of the parts of an engine requisite to understanding its is pre- principles of operation. The main function of the change reciprocating motion into rotary motion.

Are the some two basic types of convertiplanes? of the materials that are used in air- plane construction and describe units? types of aircraft. 10. Explain the purpose and operation of de-icer boots. achieved by the various types of landing gears. 9. be derived from chang- 13. and servo 8. to ing propeller pitch? the purpose of each. 4. are the different types of propellers and what advantages are ing the wings of the fuselage. 3. What how these mate- are fastened together. What ware? is the purpose of safetying aircraft hard- Chapter Man's failure H The Aircraft Engine in his early attempts at flight were due primarily to two obstacles: insufficient knowledge of the basic principles of aerodynamics and the lack of a suitable source of power.

12. and the flaps and explain some of the accessories that make List In what area of the wing are slots located, and what is their purpose? Name and describe the two main types of fu- 14. and more comfortable flight. How is forward motion accomplished with a helicopter and with an autogiro? selage construction. 16. What What major components of the empennage. Of what value to the pilot are balanced controls 17. List List the Explain how Differentiate What planes, 15. the rials effect of a soft landing is between the tractor and pusher types of engines are used to and in the airframe?

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