R-44 checklist and random stuff to remember

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R-44 checklist and random stuff to remember
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  1. Daily Preflight checklist 1. Upper cowl doors, right side
    • Master switch: on
    • Oil pressure and alternator lights: on
    • Warning light test switches: Push to test
    • Fuel quantity: Check gauges
    • Master switch: Off
    • Aux fuel tank quantity: Check
    • Fuel filler cap: Tight 
    • Aux fuel tank: No leaks
    • Fuel lines: No leaks
    • Fuel tank sump, gascolator drains: Sample
    • Gearbox oil: Full, no leaks
    • Hydraulic system: Full fluid no leaks
    • Rotor brake: Actuation normal
    • Flex coupling: Actuation normal
    • Yoke flanges: No cracks
    • Gearbox, hydraulic pump telatemps: Normal
    • Control rod ends: Free without looseness
    • Steel tube frame: No cracks
    • All fasteners: Tight
    • Tail rotor control: No interference
  2. Daily or preflight checks 2: main rotor
    • Blades: Clean, no damage or cracks
    • Pitch change boots: No leaks
    • Main hinge bolts: Cotter pins installed
    • All rod ends: Free without looseness
    • Pitch link jam nuts: Tight
    • Pitch link safety wire: Secure
    • All fasteners: Tight
    • Swashplate scissors: No excessive looseness
    • Upper forward cowl doors: Latched
  3. 3. Lower cowl door- right side
    • Carb air ducts: Secure
    • Carb heat scoop: Secure
    • Engine sheet metal: No cracks
    • Fuel lines: No leaks
    • Oil lines: No leaks or chafing
    • Exhaust system: No cracks
    • Primer(if installed): Prime as required/No leaks/Locked
    • Cowl door: Latched
  4. 4. Aft cowl door- right side
    • Oil cooler door: Check
    • V-belt condition: Check
    • V-belt slack: Check
    • Sprag clutch: No leaks
    • Upper bearing: No leaks
    • Telatemp- upper bearing: Normal
    • Sheave condition: Check
    • Flex coupling: No cracks, nuts tight
    • Yoke flanges: No cracks
    • Steel tube frame: No cracks
    • Tail rotor control: No interference
    • Tailcone attachment bolts: Check
    • Cowl door: Latched
  5. 5. Engine rear
    • Cooling fan nut: Pin in line with marks
    • Cooling fan: No cracks
    • Fan scroll: No cracks
    • Tailpipe hanger: No cracks
  6. 6. Empennage
    • Tail surfaces: No cracks
    • Fasteners: Tight
    • Position light: Check
    • Tail rotor guard: No cracks
  7. 7. Tail rotor
    • Gearbox telatemp: Normal
    • Gearbox: Oil visible, no leaks
    • Blades: Clean and no damage/cracks
    • Pitch links: No looseness
    • Teeter bearings: Check condition
    • Teeter bearing bolt: Does not rotate
    • Control bellcrank: Free without looseness
  8. 8. Tailcone
    • Rivets: Tight
    • Skins: No cracks or dents
    • Strobe light condition: Check
    • Antenna: Check
  9. 9. Cowl door-left side
    • Engine oil: 7-9 quarts
    • Oil filter(if installed): Secure, no leaks
    • Throttle linkage: Operable
    • Battery and relay (if located here): Secure
    • Steel tube frame: No cracks
    • Engine sheet metal: No cracks
    • Exhaust system: No cracks
    • Cowl door: Latched
  10. 10. Fuel tank (main)
    • Quantity: Check
    • Filler cap: Tight
    • Leakage: None
    • Sump drain (non-bladder tank): Sample
  11. 11. Fuselage left side
    • Baggage compartments: Check
    • Removable controls: Secure if installed
    • Collective control: Clear
    • Seat belts: Check condition and fastened
    • Doors: Unlocked and latched
    • Door hinge safety pins: Installed
    • Landing gear: Check
    • Ground handling wheel: Removed
    • Position light: Check
    • Static port: Clear
  12. 12. Nose section
    • Pitot tube: Clear
    • Windshield condition and cleanliness: Check
    • Fresh air vent: Clear
    • Landing lights: Check
  13. 13. Fuselage right side
    • Baggage compartments: Check
    • Seat belts: Check condition and fastened
    • Aft door: Unlocked and latched
    • Door hinge safety pins: Installed
    • Landing gear: Check
    • Ground handling wheel: Removed
    • Position light: Check
    • Static port: Clear
  14. 14. Cabin interior
    • Loose articles: Removed or stowed
    • Instruments, switches, and controls: Check condition
    • Clock: Functioning
    • Adjustable pedals (if installed): Pins secured
  15. Before starting engine
    • Seat belts: Fastened
    • Fuel shut-off valve: On
    • Cyclic/collective friction: Off
    • Cyclic, collective, pedals: Full travel free
    • Throttle: Full travel free
    • Collective: Full down, friction on
    • Cyclic neutral: Friction on
    • Pedals: Neutral
    • Trim and landing light switches: Off
    • Hyd and governor switches: On
    • Circuit breakers: In
    • Carb heat: Off
    • Mixture: Full rich
    • Mixture guard: Installed
    • Clutch: Disengaged
    • Altimeter: Set
    • Rotor brake: Disengaged
  16. Starting engine and run up
    • Throttle twists for priming: As required
    • Throttle: Closed
    • Master switch: On
    • Area: Clear
    • Strobe light: On
    • Ignition switch: Start, then both
    • Starter on light: Out
    • Set engine RPM: 50 to 60%
    • Clutch switch: Engaged
    • Blades turning: Less than 5 seconds
    • Alternator switch: On
    • Oil pressure within 30 seconds: 25 PSI minimum
    • Avionics, headsets: On
    • Wait for clutch light: Out
    • Warm up RPM: 60 to 70%
    • Engine gauges: Green
    • Mag drop at 75% RPM: 7% max in 2 seconds
    • Carb heat: CAT rise/drop, set as required
    • Sprag clutch check from 75% RPM: Needles split
    • Doors: Closed and latched
    • Limit MAP chart: Check
    • Cyclic/collective friction: Off
    • Cyclic trim or hydraulic system: Check
    • Governor on, increase throttle: RPM 101-102%
    • Warning lights: Out
    • Lift collective slightly, reduce RPM: Horn/light at 97%
  17. Nonprecision approaches
    • S-SDF
    • L-LOC
    • L-LDA
    • L-LNAV
    • A-ASR
    • N-NDB
    • T-TACAN
    • V-VOR
  18. Temperature Variations
    • Diurnal Variation: day / night
    • Seasonal Variation: tilt of the Earth's axis
    • Variation with latitude: slanting sun rays
    • Variation with topography: induced by water and terrain
    • Variation with altitude
  19. Atmosphere Vertical Structure
    • Troposphere: 25-30,000' at the poles                  55-65,000' at the equator
    • Tropopause
    • Stratosphere: 160,000'
    • Mesosphere: 280,000'
    • Thermosphere: 350 Miles


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