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AVM 105 - Aircraft Sheet Metal Repair I

3.5 Credits, 8 Contact Hours
1.25 lecture periods 6.75 lab periods

Principles and procedures for fuselage, wing, and empennage sheet metal repair. Includes safety, hand tools, layout methods, materials, fasteners, repair techniques, parts fabrication, and corrosion prevention and control.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of applicable safety procedures and machine operation
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the identification and use of aircraft fasteners and pattern layout
  3. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of various parts fabrication processes
  4. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of various inspection and repair techniques

Outline:
  1. Safety Procedures and Machine Operation
    1. Safety
      1. Hand tools
      2. Shop
      3. Sheet metal machines
      4. Safety around aircraft
      5. Materials handling
    2. Hand tools and equipment used in sheet metal repair
      1. Basic mechanic hand tools
      2. Sheet metal mechanic hand tools
      3. Forming, shearing and bending equipment
  2. Aircraft Fasteners and Pattern Layout
    1. Aircraft Fasteners
      1. Solid
      2. Blind
      3. Special
      4. Installation and removal techniques
    2. Basic sheet metal layout methods and repair operations
      1. Blueprint review
      2. Mathematical determination of fastener placement
      3. Measuring tools
      4. Inspection methods
  3. Fabrication Processes
    1. Aircraft structural materials
      1. Aluminum designations
      2. Alloying
      3. Material characteristics
      4. Heat treatments
    2. Parts fabrication
      1. Forming
      2. Rolling
      3. Shearing
      4. Shrinking and stretching
      5. Bend allowance and bending
  4. Inspection and Repair Techniques
    1. Aircraft repair techniques
      1. Single Pilot Resource Management (SRM) usage
      2. Maintenance manuals
      3. Scab repairs
      4. Flush repairs
      5. Splicing repairs
      6. Built up repairs
    2. Corrosion Prevention and Control
      1. Types
      2. Identification
      3. Removal
      4. Treatment