PPB3 Instruments

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PPB3 Instruments
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Questions from "The Complete Private Pilot" book, chapter/section 3: Flight instruments.
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  1. The turn coordinator provides an indication of...
    A. Movement of the airplane about the yaw and roll axes.
    B. Attitude of the airplane with reference to the longitudinal axis
    C. The angle of bank to but not exceeding 30*
    A. "The turn coordinator is designed so that it reflects roll rate as well as turn rate." The needle indicates the rate of turn; the ball shows the quality of the turn. (3-8)
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  2. To receive accurate indications during flight from a heading indicator, the instrument must be...
    A. set prior to flight on a known heading.
    B. periodically realigned with the magnetic compass as the gyro precesses.
    C. adequately powered so that it seks the proper direction.
    B. "You should check the heading indicator against the magnetic compass at least every 15 minutes, and more often if the instrument is showing signs of age such as grinding noises or rapid precession" (3-10)

    Note: do this only at straight-and-level flight, or else the compass will probably be off.
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  3. (In the Northern Hemisphere) a magnetic compass will normally indicate a turn toward the north if...
    A. a left turn is entered from a west heading.
    B. an aircraft is accelerated while on an east or west heading.
    C. an aircraft is decelerated while on an east or west heading.
    B. Remember the memory aid they gave you: ANDS - Accelerate (moves the compass) North; Decelerate South. (3-11)
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  4. Deviation in a magnetic compass is caused by...
    A. magnetic ore deposits in the Earth distorting the lines of magnetic force.
    B. magnetic fields within the airplane distorting the lines of magnetic force.
    C. the difference in magnetic north and true north
    B. "Magnetic deviation... is caused by external forces. The magnetic influence of steel engine parts and electrical wiring cause the deviation" (3-12)
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  5. (In the northern hemisphere) a magnetic compass will normally indicate (initially) a turn toward the east if...
    A. an aircraft is accelerated while on a north heading.
    B. a left turn is entered from a north heading.
    C. a right turn is entered from a north heading.
    B. "When you turn from a generally northerly heading, the compass will momentarily turn in the opposite direction, slow to a stop, and then follow the progress of the turn" (3-11).
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  6. How do alterations in temperature affect the altimeter?
    A. Lower temperatures lower the pressure levels and the indicated altitude is lower than true altitude.
    B. Pressure is up on warm days and the indicated altitude is lower than true altitude.
    C. Higher temperatures expand the pressure levels and the indicated altitude is higher than true altitude.
    B. High temperature-> high pressure-> low altimeter. This means you're higher than you think you are. Low temperature-> low pressure-> high altimeter. This is the dangerous one, because you're closer to the ground than you think! (3-7)
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  7. If the altimeter needs to be set from 29.15 to 29.85, what change is then made on the indicated altitude?
    A. -700ft
    B. +70ft
    C. +700ft
    C. The 29 on the altimeter is 29 thousands. Think of the decimal point as a comma. (3-6)
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  8. The pitot system provides impact pressure for only the...
    A. airspeed indicator
    B. vertical speed indicator
    C. altimeter
    d. all of the above
    A. see p3-2. The indicator gets pressure from the air going into the pitot and compares it to the unchanging pressure from the static port (on the back of our pitot tube; on the fuselage for some others)

    Note: These ARE the three instruments from the "sixpack" that get their information from the pitot system!
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  9. Which V-speed represents maneuvering speed?
    a. VA
    b. VLO
    c. VNE
    a. LO... isn't in the book and has to do with landing (Landing gear Operating). NE stands for Never Exceed. (3-3/4)
  10. Your airspeed indicator has colored markings to show different V-speeds. What color/mark represents the Never-Exceed speed? (VNE)
    A. Upper limit of the green arc
    B. The red radial line
    C. Upper limit of the white arc
    B. Check out p3-3. The white is at the beginning, slow speeds for power-off stall landings and flaps. Green is all safe speeds (in smooth air), starting with the white and ending where the yellow arc (the caution range) starts.
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  11. Your airspeed indicator has colored markings to show different V-speeds. What color/mark identifies the power-off stalling speed with wing flaps and landing gear in the landing position?
    A. Lower limit of the green arc
    B. Upper limit of the white arc
    C. Lower limit of the white arc
    C. Check out p3-3. The upper limit of the white arc is the max speed with all flaps extended (FE), and the green arc starts at the power-off stall speed with gear and flaps up (S1)
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