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AVM 124 - Aircraft Assembly/Rigging

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course will involve the study of aircraft components to include the following: Aircraft wing configuration, flight theory, landing gear, aircraft maneuvers, structure alignments, assembly components, rigging, primary flight control surfaces, secondary flight control surfaces and aircraft jacking.
Competencies
  1. Rig fixed-wing aircraft.
    1. Use correct aircraft nomenclature.
    2. Explain the difference between turbo-jet and a fan jet engine and describe an internal combustion engine.
    3. Distinguish between a high-wing, low-wing, bi-plane and mid-wing airplane.
    4. Describe and illustrate the shape of each of the following wing planforms.
    5. Describe multi-finned of “V” tailed empennage, and design features that identify a cantilevered tail group.
    6. Describe the type of horizontal tail surface that is called a “slab” or flying tail, and explain what a stabilator is.
    7. Describe features of the design that permit the identification of each of the following types of landing gears:
    8. Describe the differences between a monocoque and a semi-monocoque type of fuselage.
    9. Explain the difference between a lift strut and a jury strut, explain cabane strut.
    10. Identify and distinguish between the leading edge, trailing, and tip of a wing, laminar flow wing, and wing vortex generator.
    11. Describe a vertical stabilizer often called by the term ?Fin? and describe the movable portion of the vertical stabilizer.
    12. Describe features that identify a stabilator.
    13. Describe a trim tab, the difference between a trim tab and a servo-tab.
    14. Describe the difference between an aileron and a flap.
    15. Define a spoiler, a dive brake.
    16. Describe and identify each of the following:
    17. Explain the difference between a cable-operated control system and a push-pull system.
    18. Describe a tandem (bogie) or multi-contact type of landing gear, cross-wind type.
    19. Define shock strut, methods used to retract a landing gear, landing gear door.
    20. Interpret theory of flight.
    21. Describe lift and drag.
    22. Analyze airfoil and streamlined shapes.
    23. List characteristics of airfoils.
    24. Describe lift and drag devices, slats and slots, describe action and effect of a spoiler on a wing.
    25. Explain thrust, propeller or jet engine, limiting factor of propeller.
    26. Explain the four forces of stability and control, differences between static and dynamic stability.
    27. Explain difference between angle of incidence and angle of attack.
  2. Check alignment of structures.
    1. List fuselage station numbering systems.
    2. Describe wing station numbering system.
    3. Utilize manufacturers’ manuals
  3. Assemble aircraft components, including flight control surfaces.
    1. Perform bolted installations.
    2. Install aircraft nuts.
    3. Replace safety devices.
  4. Balance, rig, and inspect movable primary and secondary flight control surfaces.
    1. Identify an aircraft control cable.
    2. Install swaged cable terminals.
    3. Verify correct control response.
    4. Install and tension a control cable; inspect a cable control system.
    5. Check static balance of a control surface.
    6. Inspect and adjust push-pull control systems.
  5. Perform aircraft jacking
    1. 5.1 Identify jacking equipment and procedures.
  6. Rig rotary-wing aircraft.
    1. Explain rotary wing characteristics.
    2. Describe axes of a rotorcraft.
    3. Identify primary flight controls.
    4. Understand maintenance concepts.



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