Helicopter Pilot's Manual Vol 2: Powerplants, Instruments and Hydraulics


This second volume of the Helicopter Pilot's Manual provides a natural follow-on to Norman Bailey's first manual. It also aims to instruct and help the would-be pilot to pass the PPL(H) and is concerned with the mechanical aspects of the examination.

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This second volume of the Helicopter Pilot's Manual provides a natural follow-on to Norman Bailey's first manual. It also aims to instruct and help the would-be pilot to pass the PPL(H) and is concerned with the mechanical aspects of the examination.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861269911
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press UK
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman Bailey first learned to fly in the Army Air Corps and later became a graduate of the RAF's Central Flying School for Helicopter Instructors. He is a CAA Helicopter Examiner and was a member of the UK Panel of Helicopter Examiners from 1976 to 1986. He is a resident of Manchester, England.

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Table of Contents

1 The Engine and Electrical System

Introduction 7

The Reciprocating (Piston) Engine 8

The Ignition System 12

The Induction System 15

Engine Cooling 22

The Lubrication System 23

Hydraulic Systems 24

The Electrical System 26

Typical Examination Questions 29

2 Flight Instruments

Introduction 31

Pitot-Static System 32

Gyroscopes 40

Vacuum Systems 44

Typical Examination Questions 45

Magnetism and Compasses 47

Typical Examination Questions 52

3 Helicopter Performance

Introduction 54

Effects of Temperature and Altitude 54

Density Altitude 55

Performance Charts 58

4 Airworthiness

Documentation 63

Pilot's Responsibility 70

Vibrations 71

Typical Examination Questions 72

5 Fire

Fire Extinguishers 74

Typical Examination Questions 77

6 Hydraulic Systems

Fundamentals of Hydraulics 78

Hydraulic Fluids 84

Hydraulic System Components 86

A Simple Hydraulic System 91

Bell 206 JetRanger Hydraulic System 93

Typical Examination Questions 96

7 Gas-Turbine Engines

Introduction 101

Gas Turbines - General 107

Compressors 109

Turbine Assemblies 113

Combustion Systems 115

Exhaust Systems 117

Lubrication Systems 118

Cooling, Air Sealing and Heating Systems 119

Summary of Gas Turbines 120

The Allison 250 Series Turboshaft Engine 124

Fundamentals of the Allison 250 Series Turboshaft Engine 150

More About Compressor Stall 152

Allison 250 Series - Helicopter Engine Control 154

Basic Helicopter Flying Controls 157

Effects of Low Rotor RPM 160

Flying Your Turbine Helicopter 161

Typical Examination Questions 166

Index 168

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