ATBC - Kit Airplane Construction - eBook

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Get expert insights on every aspect of building a kitplane with Kit Airplane Construction - eBook. From choosing the right design for your intended mission and comparing costs to selecting the engine, instruments, and tools needed, this unbiased guide provides valuable information and case studies to help you make informed decisions. Ensure a successful project by following this comprehensive guide.

Topics Include:

  • FUNDAMENTALS: Common Questions, Why Build, Drawbacks, The Kit Building Process, Case Study; The LongEze
  • ALTERNATIVES: Production Aircraft, Used Homebuilts, Partially Completed Homebuilts, Light Sport Aircraft, Ultralights
  • SELECTION: The Mission, Performance, Features, Cost, Time, The Manufacturer
  • DECISIONS: Financing, Engine Selection, Certified Used Engines, Uncertified Engines, Propeller Selection, Instruments, Avionics
  • PREPARATIONS: Workshop Requirements, Tools, Other shop Items, Ready to Build, Shipping
  • BASICS: The Nuts and Bolts, Basic Metal Work, Cables and Accessories
  • COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION: Additional Tools, Layup Operations, Finishing, Quality Control; The Berkut
  • METAL MONOCOQUE CONSTRUCTION: Metalworking, Riveting, Priming, Quality Control; The Murphy Rebel
  • STEEL AND ALUMINUM TUBE CONSTRUCTION: Welded Structures, AL Tube Structures, Quality Control; The Avid Magnum
  • WOOD AND FABRIC: Materials, Cutting, Gluing, Fabric Covering, Quality Control; The Falco
  • COMPLETION: Painting, Rigging, CG, Legalities, FAA Inspection, Engine Start, Ground Testing, Flight Testing

Utilizing the guidelines of Part 66, Aircraft Structures and Systems, like all ATB EASA modules, adhere precisely to the specified content, order, and necessary learning levels (L1, 2, or 3) for the accredited B2 avionics maintenance technician program. Numerous national authorities have approved this module as a component of the training curriculum for Part 147 schools under their jurisdiction. 

As prescribed in Part 66 Appendix 1, the topics are divided in 22 sections:

  • Aeroplane Aerodynamics and Flight Controls (L1)
  • Aeroplane Structures (L1, 2)
  • Autoflight ATA 22 (L3)
  • Communication and Navigation ATA 23-24 (L3)
  • Electrical Power ATA 24 (L3)
  • Equipment and Furnishings ATA 25 (L3)
  • Flight Controls ATA 27 (L2)
  • Instruments ATA 31 (L3)
  • Lights ATA 33 (L3)
  • On Board Maintenance Systems ATA 45 (L3)
  • Air Conditioning and Pressurization ATA 21 (L1, 2, 3)
  • Fire Protection ATA 26 (L3)
  • Fuel Systems ATA 28 (L1, 2, 3)
  • Hydraulic Systems ATA 29 (L1, 3)
  • Ice and Rain Protection ATA 30 (L1, 2, 3)
  • Landing Gear ATA 32 (L1, 3)
  • Oxygen ATA 35 (L3)
  • Pneumatic and Vacuum Systems ATA 36 (L3)
  • Waste and Water Systems ATA 38 (L2)
  • Integrated Module Avionics ATA 42 (L3)
  • Cabin Systems ATA 44 (L3)
  • Information Systems ATA 46 (L3)

A complete table of contents is included with the Look Inside link above.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of aircraft structures and systems through clear explanations and detailed full-color illustrations. This module has been designed to help aircraft technicians learn essential skills and understand the underlying concepts. It covers all required topics for FAA A&P students while also providing a higher level of proficiency for EASA licenses.

Product Specifications:

  • ISBN: 9781941144978
  • Publisher:
  • Aircraft Technical Book Company
  • Edition: 004.2
  • Pages: 676

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