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Quiz: What Aircraft Engine Part Is It?

What part is it?


  1. 1) What is the arrow pointing to?
    Wikipedia

    That's right, it's a magneto. The big giveaways are the spark plug wires coming out of it.

    This is a magneto. The big giveaways are the spark plug wires coming out of it.

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  2. 2) What flows through these line?
    Tornado Alley Turbo

    That's right, those are the fuel injector lines, and they carry fuel from the fuel manifold to the cylinders.

    Those are the fuel injector lines, and they carry fuel from the fuel manifold to the cylinders.

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  3. 3) What is the arrow pointing to?
    chimothy27

    Yep, that's the starter flywheel.

    That's the starter flywheel.

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  4. 4) What is the arrow pointing to?
    flightlog

    That's right, that's the intake manifold.

    That's the intake manifold.

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  5. 5) What is the arrow pointing to?
    Wikipedia

    Yep, that's the the turbocharger. To learn more about it, search 'turbocharger' at the top of the page.

    That's the the turbocharger. To learn more about it, search 'turbocharger' at the top of the page.

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  6. 6) What does this belt drive?
    Wikipedia

    That's the belt that turns the engine's alternator.

    That's the belt that turns the engine's alternator.

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Well, that was a tough one...

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You know quite a few things about aircraft engines...

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Well, you pretty much aced this quiz.

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Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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