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12.10.2

Identify typical cylinder configurations used for aircraft piston engines.

12.10.4

Explain the function of the main components of a four-stroke cycle piston engine including:

(a) cylinders;

(b) cylinder heads;

(c) pistons;

(d) connecting rods;

(e) crankshaft;

(f) valves;

(g) valve operating mechanism;

(h) camshaft;

(i) spark plugs;

(j) injectors.

12.10.6

Explain the basic principle of operation of a four stroke internal combustion engine.

12.10.8

Describe the correlation between engine rpm and power output.

12.10.10

Explain the need for valve timing (i.e. valve lead, lag and overlap).

12.10.12

Explain the basic differences between compression ignition (diesel) engines and conventional ignition engines.

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