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Quiz: What Aircraft Engine Part Is It?

What part is it?


  1. 1) What are these arrows pointing to?
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    These are the spark plugs. Notice how there are two of them for each cylinder.

    These are the spark plugs. Notice how there are two of them for each cylinder.

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  2. 2) What is this arrow pointing at?
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    This is the alternator, an it's your primary means of electrical power when your engine is running.

    This is the alternator, an it's your primary means of electrical power when your engine is running.

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  3. 3) What is this arrow pointing at?
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    This is the oil dipstick. Make sure you're checking your oil before every flight!

    This is the oil dipstick. Make sure you're checking your oil before every flight!

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  4. 4) What is this arrow pointing at?
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    This is the exhaust manifold. Hot exhaust air flows through here, into your muffler, and outboard from the aircraft.

    This is the exhaust manifold. Hot exhaust air flows through here, into your muffler, and outboard from the aircraft.

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  5. 5) What is this arrow pointing at?
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    This is the battery. 

    This is the battery.

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  6. 6) What is this arrow pointing at?
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    This is the fuel manifold. Fuel flows from here to the injector nozzles in each cylinder of a fuel-injected engine.

    This is the fuel manifold. Fuel flows from here to the injector nozzles in each cylinder of a fuel-injected engine.

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  7. 7) What is this arrow pointing at?
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    This is the starter flywheel. When you engage the starter, a gear moves out and connects to the flywheel, turning your engine over.

    This is the starter flywheel. When you engage the starter, a gear moves out and connects to the flywheel, turning your engine over.

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Well...those were some tough questions.

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Well, you pretty much aced that 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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