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12.26 Electrical System - DC

12.26.2 Describe the types of systems which are typically electrically operated in a light aircraft.

  • There are several systems in a light aircraft that are typically electrically operated, including: 1. Ignition system: The ignition system is responsible for starting the engine and is typically electrically operated. 2. Avionics: Avionics include navigation instruments, radios, and other electronic devices that are used for communication and navigation. These systems are typically electrically operated. 3. Lighting: Lighting systems, including navigation lights, landing lights, and cockpit lighting, are typically electrically operated. 4. Fuel system: Some light aircraft have electric fuel pumps that are used to transfer fuel from the tanks to the engine. 5. Environmental systems: Environmental systems, including cabin heating and cooling, are often electrically powered. 6. Instruments: Many of the instruments in a light aircraft, such as the airspeed indicator, altimeter, and vertical speed indicator, are electrically operated. 7. Hydraulic and pneumatic systems: Some light aircraft have electrically operated hydraulic and pneumatic systems that are used to operate landing gear, flaps, and brakes. In summary, the ignition system, avionics, lighting, fuel system, environmental systems, instruments, and hydraulic and pneumatic systems are typically electrically operated in a light aircraft.

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