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2021-2022 College Catalog
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AVM 218 - Airframe Rigging and Landing Gear Systems

2.5 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
1.25 lecture periods 3.75 lab periods

Identification, assembly, alignment, balancing and rigging of aircraft rigging and landing gear systems. Includes aircraft nomenclature, characteristics of flight, flight control system, airframe assembly, rigging, structural alignments, control surface balancing, landing gear, shock struts, landing gear retraction, wheel alignment and steering, brake system servicing, brake assemblies, wheels, tires, warning systems, and anti-skid system.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of aircraft rigging and balancing procedures
  2. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of aircraft landing gear systems
  3. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of aircraft position and warning systems
  4. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of aircraft inspection and servicing procedures

Outline:
  1. Aircraft Nomenclature
    1. Fuselage types
    2. Wing types
    3. Empennage types
    4. Flight controls
      1. Primary
      2. Secondary
    5. Landing gear types
  2. Characteristics of Flight
    1. Flight about the axis
    2. Lift vs. drag
    3. Stability
      1. static
      2. Dynamic
      3. Longitudinal
      4. Directional
      5. Lateral
    4. Thrusts
    5. Torque
  3. Flight Control System
    1. Flight controls
      1. Primary
      2. Secondary
    2. Mechanical linkage
    3. Hydraulic/mechanical
    4. Artificial feedback
    5. Control locks (external)
  4. Airframe Assembly
    1. Technical data
    2. Special tooling
    3. Jigs and fixtures
  5. Rigging
    1. Positioning
    2. Surface travel
    3. Cable tensioning
    4. Rig pin and locks
    5. Fixtures and templates
  6. Structural Alignments
    1. Symmetry checks
    2. Alignment
    3. Dihedral
    4. Incidence
    5. Instruments (measurement)
  7. Control Surface Balancing
    1. Principles
    2. Rebalancing
    3. Static balance
    4. Dynamic balance
    5. Tools and fixtures
  8. Landing Gear, and Shock Struts
    1. Nomenclature
    2. Principles of operation
    3. Servicing and maintenance
  9. Landing Gear Retraction
    1. Support structure
    2. Nomenclature
    3. Electrical actuation
    4. Hydraulic actuation
    5. Manual actuation
    6. Emergency extension
    7. Positions indicating
    8. Rigging/adjustment
    9. Maintenance
    10. Inspection
  10. Wheel alignment/steering
    1. Torque links
    2. Centering cams
    3. Hose wheel steering
    4. Shimmy dampers
  11. Brake system servicing
    1. Maintenance
    2. Servicing
    3. Inspection
  12. Brake assemblies
    1. Single disc
    2. Multiple disc
    3. Segmented rotor
    4. Expander tube
  13. Brake system servicing
    1. Maintenance
    2. Servicing
    3. Inspection
  14. Wheels
    1. Split
    2. Flange
      1. Fixed
      2. Removable
    3. Bearings
    4. Axle
  15. Tires
    1. Construction
    2. Nomenclature
    3. Inflation issues
    4. Inspection
  16. Warning systems
    1. Gear warning systems
      1. Flap
      2. Throttle
    2. Stall warning
    3. Position indication
    4. Maintenance
    5. Inspection
  17. Anti-skid system
    1. System principles
    2. Airspeed vs. wheel speed
    3. Components
    4. Protection systems


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/2022



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