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AVM 112 - Aircraft Electrical Systems

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Electrical systems of aircraft will be covered in this course. Areas of study will include servicing of wire, controls, switches, indicators, protective devices, AC/ DC electrical systems, constant speed and integrated speed drive generators, crimping, wiring inspection, repairing pins and sockets of aircraft connectors.
Competencies
  1. Install, check, and service airframe electrical wiring, controls, switches, indicators, and protective devices.
    1. Investigate the types and characteristics of aircraft fuses, circuit breakers and switches.
    2. Describe the means and methods of selecting and installing aircraft electrical switches and wiring to components
    3. Perform installation for aircraft electrical wiring systems and junction boxes to include the following:
    4. Install electrical terminals, splices and bonding jumpers.
    5. Installing aircraft electrical wiring in a conduit.
    6. Check and connect of quick-disconnect plugs and receptacles.
    7. Describe the means by which emergency switches are protected from accidental actuation
    8. Identify and describe the characteristics of aircraft high tension and low tension electrical wiring
  2. Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service and repair alternating and direct current electrical systems
    1. Explain the methods of controlling output current and voltage of compound DC generators
    2. Check, troubleshoot, and repair an aircraft dual DC generator electrical system
    3. Investigate the methods of providing AC power in aircraft having only DC electrical systems
    4. Troubleshoot and repair a DC electrical system supplied by an alternator.
    5. Investigate the characteristics and advantages of A.C. aircraft electrical systems. Describe the following
    6. The student will be able to identify components and operating elements of a high voltage A.C. aircraft electrical system. Explain the following:
  3. Inspect, check and troubleshoot constant speed and integrated speed drive generators
    1. Identify components and operation of a constant speed drive unit. Describe the following
  4. Repair and inspect aircraft electrical system components; crimp and wiring to manufacturers’ specifications; and repair pins and sockets of aircraft connectors.
    1. Determine causes and effects of switch chatter in solenoid switches and relays.
    2. Inspect the installation and check the circuits of anti-collision and position lights
    3. Inspect, check, and repair landing and taxi light installations.
    4. Inspect, check, service, and repair aircraft interior lighting installations.
    5. Inspect, check, service and repair cockpit lights and lighting circuits.
    6. Inspect and check electrical equipment installations for integrity of mounting and connections
    7. Investigate the inspection, checking and repair of passenger call systems.
    8. Explain the means by which the student can locate replacement procedures and parts numbers for electrical component replacement



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