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Quiz: Do You Know These 6 Aircraft Engine Parts?

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  1. 1) What is this part?
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    As the oil exits the engine, it cools down by passing through the oil cooler. The oil cooler consists of vanes that oil flows through. The incoming air passes over the vanes, lowering the temperature by conduction.

    As the oil exits the engine, it cools down by passing through the oil cooler. The oil cooler consists of vanes that oil flows through. The incoming air passes over the vanes, lowering the temperature by conduction.

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  2. 2) What is this component (green flap)?
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    If the air filter becomes clogged, the alternate air intake will open, providing unfiltered air to the engine.

    If the air filter becomes clogged, the alternate air intake will open, providing unfiltered air to the engine.

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  3. 3) What is this device?
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    A magneto is essentially a rotating magnet and coiled wires that creates electricity to provide a spark for ignition. This system is self contained and is separate from the aircraft electrical system.

    A magneto is essentially a rotating magnet and coiled wires that creates electricity to provide a spark for ignition. This system is self contained and is separate from the aircraft electrical system.

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  4. 4) What's in these tubes?
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    The pushrods in these tubes open and close the intake/exhaust valves.

    The pushrods in these tubes open and close the intake/exhaust valves.

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  5. 5) What is this component?
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    The oil filter removes contaminants before the oil returns to the engine.

    The oil filter removes contaminants before the oil returns to the engine.

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  6. 6) What are these tubes?
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    The intake manifold provides air to the cylinders for combustion.

    The intake manifold provides air to the cylinders for combustion.

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Corey Komarec

Corey is a commercial aviation student, CFII and commercial pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings at the University of North Dakota. Corey has been flying since he was 16, and he's pursuing a career in the airlines. You can reach him at corey@boldmethod.com.

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