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Part of page 14, 'CAT guage
and carb. heat' from 'The Private Helicopter Pilot's Guide.'
You are flying an R22B, maintaining a still air hover using 21.5" MP as shown on the MP gauge above. The governor is engaged. The outside temperature is +20C and carb heat is set to 'cold'.
1. If FULL carb. heat were then applied (assume no other control input is made) would the MP gauge reading change?
Yes
No._
2. If so, would it increase or decrease?
Increase._
Decrease.
3. If there were a change, what would the MP gauge now read (approx)?
20 inches MP.
23 inches MP.
You are flying an R22B, maintaining a still air hover using 21.5" MP as shown on the MP gauge above. The governor is DISengaged. The outside temperature is +20C and carb heat is set to 'cold'.

4. If FULL carb. heat were then applied (assume no other control input is made) would the MP gauge reading change?

Yes.
No.-
5. If there were a change, would RPM be affected?
Yes.
No.-
6. If so, would RPM increase or decrease?
Increase._
Decrease.
You are flying any piston engined Helicopter in an 80 Kt cruise at 2000 Ft AGL (if type is R22 or R44 the governor is engaged).

7. If the low rotor RPM horn were to sound, what should be your immediate response?

A. Lower the lever and increase throttle.
B. Raise the lever and decrease throttle.
C. Enter Autorotation immediately.
D. Flare to recover RRPM, check engine inst.s and warning lights.
You are flying any piston engined Helicopter in a sustained still air hover, heading is being maintained and you have set the correlator correctly (if type is R22 or R44 the governor is engaged).

8. The low rotor RPM horn sounds. What is the safest assumption to make?

A. A gust of wind has increased drag on the main and tail rotors.
B. The engine has failed, you must perform an engine off landing.
C. The Governor and / or Correlator has failed to maintain RPM.

9. What is the next most likely cause of the low RRPM warning?

A. The Governor / Correlator has failed to maintain RRPM.
B. A gust of wind has increased drag on the main and tail rotors.
C. For whatever reason, the Helicopter is in an overpitched state.
Flying in a Helicopter with a semi-rigid rotor head in a cruise you wish to descend quickly to avoid something.

10. Is it OK to push the stick forward to descend?

A. Yes.
B. No.
11. If not, what action should you take instead?
A. Decrease throttle to bring RPM to the bottom of the green.
B. Raise the lever to increase drag.
C. Lower the lever and adopt an accelerative attitude.
D. Lower the lever and maintain the attitude.
You are hovering (in any type of Heli) with a steady 20 kt wind on the nose but 0 kt groundspeed.

12. Does your Helicopter have any translational lift?

A. Yes.
B. No.
13. If that wind were to suddenly decrease to 3 kt (for more than a few seconds) and you made no control input, what will happen?
A. Nothing.
B. The aircraft will climb.
C. The aircraft will descend.
14. Would you then have to use more power to maintain hover height?
A. Yes.
B. No.
The primary function of engine oil is lubrication.

15. What is its secondary function?

A. Providing the final seal on piston rings, oil seals etc.
B. Removal of carbon deposits to the oil filter and sump.
C. Dispersal of heat to atmosphere through the sump or oil tank walls.
16. If oil contents have reduced, (by whatever means) has the oil's ability to perform this second function been reduced?
A. Yes.
B. No.
17. If a further reduction in oil content occurs, which instrument could warn of a developing problem?
A. The MP. gauge.
B. The Carb. Heat gauge.
C. The Oil Temp. gauge.
D. The Dual Tachometer.
You are taking a friend for his or her first flight in one of your training organisation's Helicopters. The weather is perfect, you have plenty of fuel, are within MAUW and C of G. You have done a very thorough pre-flight, paperwork is all in order and an board (as necessary).

18. Would it be a good idea to tactfully find out if your passenger has ever suffered car or motion sickness?

A. No, because it may actually bring it on unneccesarily.
B. Yes, far better to know before take off.
19. Are there any items you should remove from the aircraft to ensure safety of yourself, your aircraft and your inexperienced passenger?
A. The doors in case of sickness.
B. The dual controls.
Your Helicopter's total weight is 1360 Lbs.

20. How much rotor thrust must be produced to maintain a 2ft agl hover at 1000 ft density altitude in still air?

A. 1400 Lbs.
B. 1420 Lbs.
C. 1360 Lbs.
D. 1370 Lbs.
21. How much rotor thrust must be produced to maintain an out of ground effect hover (100ft agl) at 1000 ft density altitude in still air?
A. 1370 Lbs.
B. 1360 Lbs.
C. 1385 Lbs.
D. 1470 Lbs.
22. Which of the two hover profiles in 20 and 21 above will require the most power?
A. The profile in Q. 20.
B. The profile in Q. 21.
23. If a sustained15kt wind started to blow from the heading (on the nose) what effect would that have on the power required to maintain hover height for the profile in Q. 20 ?
A. An increase in power required.
B. A decrease in power required.
24. If a sustained15kt wind started to blow from the heading (on the nose) what effect would that have on the power required to maintain hover height for the profile in Q. 21 ?
A. An increase in power required.
B. A decrease in power required.
You are flying any anti-clockwise rotation piston engined Helicopter in a still air hover (correlated, R22 or R44 Governor off).

25.You decide to make a spot turn to the left. If no throttle input is made will RPM increase or decrease?

A. Increase.
B. Decrease.
26. If no throttle or lever input is made will the aircraft climb or descend?
A. Climb.
B. Descend.


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15th Feb. 2012

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