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1. AIRCRAFT STRUCTURE

General
History of Aircraft Structures
Major Structural Stresses
Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Wings
Empennage
Primary Flight Control Surfaces and Dual Purpose Flight Control surfaces
Secondary or Auxiliary Control Surfaces
Other Wing Features
Landing Gear
Location Numbering Systems
Access and Inspection Panels
Helicopter Structures



2. AERODYNAMICS, AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY, AND RIGGING

Basic Aerodynamics
The Atmosphere
Aerodynamics and the Laws of Physics
Airfoil
Thrust and Drag
Center of Gravity (CG) and Axes of an Aircraft
Stability and Control
Primary Flight Controls
Trim Controls
Auxiliary Lift Devices
Control Systems for Large Aircraft
High-Speed Aerodynamics
Rotary-Wing Aircraft Assembly and Rigging
Configurations of Rotary-Wing Aircraft
Types of Rotor Systems
Forces Acting on the Helicopter
Helicopter Flight Conditions
Rotorcraft Controls
Stabilizer Systems
Helicopter Power Systems
Transmission System
Airplane Assembly and Rigging
Aircraft Rigging


3. AIRCRAFT FABRIC COVERING

General History and Fabric Terms
Approved Materials
Available Covering Processes
Determining Fabric Condition-Repair or Recover?
Fabric Strength
Polyester Fabric Repairs
General Fabric Covering Process
Cotton-Covered Aircraft and Fiberglass Coverings



4. AIRCRAFT METAL STRUCTURE REPAIR

Introduction
Stresses in Structural Members
Layout Tools
Marking Tools
Punches
Hole Duplicator
Cutting Tools
Shop Tools
Hand Cutting Tools
Hole Drilling
Forming Tools
Sheet Metal Holding Devices
Aluminum Alloys
Solid Shank Rivet
Rivet Installation Tools
Special Purpose Fasteners
Forming Process, Operations and Terms
Layout and Forming
Making Straight Line Bends
Using a Sheet Metal Brake to Fold Metal
Folding a Box
Open and Closed Bends
Hand Forming
Basic Principles of Sheet Metal Repair
Repairability of Sheet Metal Structure
Approval of Repair
Typical Repairs for Aircraft Structures - Floats-Corrugated Skin-Panel-Outside & Inside the Member-Panel Edges-Lightening Holes-Pressurized Area-Stringer- Former or Bulkhead
Typical Repairs for Aircraft Structures - Longeron-Spar-Rib and Web-Leading Edge-Trailing Edge-Specialized Repairs-Inspection Openings


5. Aircraft Welding


8. AIRCRAFT PAINTING AND FINISHING

Painting Trim and Identification Marks
Paint System Compatibility



9. AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Introduction
Opposition to Current Flow of AC
Aircraft Batteries
Aircraft Battery Maintenance, Inspection, Installation Practices and Troubleshooting
DC Generators and controls
Generator Controls
DC Alternators and Controls
Power Systems and AC Alternators
Alternator Drive and AC Alternators Control Systems
Electrical System Components
Aircraft Lighting System
Small Single-Engine Aircraft Electrical System
Light Multiengine Aircraft Electrical System
Large Multiengine Aircraft Electrical System
Wiring Diagrams and Wire Types
Wire Size Selection
Wire Identification
Wire Installation and Routing and Lacing and Tying Wire Bundles
Wire Termination


10. AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS

Introduction and Classifying Instruments
Pressure Measuring Instruments
Remote Sensing and Indication
Mechanical Movement Indicators
Temperature Measuring Instruments
Direction Indicating Instruments
Sources of Power for Gyroscopic Instruments
Principles of Gyroscopic Instruments
Common Gyroscopic Instruments
Auto Pilot System
Autopilot Components
Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS)
Flight Director Systems
Electronic Instruments
Electronic Flight Information Systems
Flight Management System (FMS)
Warnings and Cautions
Clocks
Instrument Installations and Markings
Maintenance of Instruments and Instrument Systems


11. COMMUNICATION AND NAVIGATION

Aviation Communication and Navigation
Radio Communication
Inertial Navigation System (INS)/Inertial Reference System (IRS)
Installation of Communication and Navigation Equipment
Reducing Radio Interference
Installation of Aircraft Antenna Systems
Radio Navigation
VOR Navigation System
Automatic Direction Finder (ADF)
Radio Magnetic Indicator (RMI) and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)
Instrument Landing Systems (ILS)
Area Navigation (RNAV) and Radio Altimeter
Radar Beacon Transponder
Collision Avoidance Systems
Weather Radar
Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)
Long Range Aid to Navigation System (LORAN)
Global Positioning System (GPS)



12. HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC POWER SYSTEMS

Aircraft Hydraulic Systems
Hydraulic Fluids
Types of Hydraulic Fluids
Basic Hydraulic Systems and Hydraulic Power Systems
Hydraulic Reservoirs
Hydraulic Filters
Hydraulic Pumps
Hydraulic Valves
Hydraulic Accumulators
Hydraulic Actuators
Power Transfer Unit (PTU)
Ram Air Turbine & Hydraulic Motor-Driven Generator
Hydraulic Seals
Large Aircraft Hydraulic Systems
Aircraft Pneumatic Systems


13. AIRCRAFT LANDING GEAR SYSTEM

Aircraft Landing Gear System
Landing Gear Types
Shock Strut
Landing Gear Alignment
Landing Gear Support
Landing Gear Retraction
Landing Gear Emergency Extension Systems
Landing Gear Safety Devices
Landing Gear System Maintenance
Nose Wheel Steering Systems
Aircraft Wheels
Aircraft Brakes
Aircraft Tires & Tubes


14. AIRCRAFT FUEL SYSTEM

Introduction
Basic Fuel System Requirements
Fuel Tanks
Types of Aviation Fuel
Aircraft Fuel Systems
Fuel System Repair
Aircraft Fuel System Servicing
Fueling and Defueling Procedures
Fuel System Components
Types of Fuel Tanks
Types of Fuel Valves
Types of Fuel Pumps
Filters and Strainers
Fuel System Indicators


15. ICE AND RAIN PROTECTION

Aircraft Ice Control Systems and Ice Detector System
Wing and Horizontal and Vertical Stabilizer Anti-Icing Systems
Wing and Stabilizer Deicing Systems
Deicing System Components
Propeller Deice System
Inspection, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Rubber Deicer Boot Systems and Deice Boot Maintenance
Ground Deicing of Aircraft
Rain Control Systems
Windshield Frost, Fog, and Ice Control Systems and Portable Water Tank Ice Prevention



16. CABIN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

Physiology of Flight
Aircraft Oxygen Systems
Oxygen Systems and Components
Oxygen System Servicing
Prevention of Oxygen Fires or Explosions
Aircraft Heaters
Aircraft Pressurization Systems
Pressurization Issues
Sources of Pressurized Air
Control of Cabin Pressure
Pressurized Aircraft
Air Conditioning Systems
Vapor Cycle Air Conditioning System Servicing
Vapor Cycle Air Conditioning System Components
Vapor Cycle Air Conditioning Servicing Equipment


17. FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM

Introduction
Fire Detection/Overheat Systems
Smoke, Flame, and Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems
Extinguishing Agents and Portable Fire Extinguishers
Installed Fire Extinguishing Systems
Cargo Fire Detection
Lavatory Smoke Detectors
Fire Detection System Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Fire Extinguisher System Maintenance
Fire Prevention


18. AERODYNAMICS OF FLIGHT

Forces Acting on the Aircraft
Aircraft Design Characteristics
Helicopter Aerodynamics of Flight
High Speed Flight
Effect of Wing Planform