Checklists

                    Aircraft Exterior Inspection w/Engine Warm-up  912

 

Starting at the Front Wheel (proceed clockwise)

 
Front Axle Bolt and Nut in Place – no wheel wobble
Steering Tiller Attached - all Items on it Firmly in Place
Right Steering Bar in Place – Mounting Bolts and Nuts in Place
Right Steering Bar -  No Excessive Movement
Steering Bar Pulley Attached and Not Restricted
Steering Line not Frayed and Tied Off to Airframe
Right Line Lock in Place and Operational

 
Shake Unit to see if Anything is Loose
Front Seatbelt is Mounted – Loosen the belts
Insure CG Plate is Mounted Firmly and CG is Set Correctly
Line Pulley at CG Plate is attached and not Restricted
Gas Tank is Full – Remove Gas Cap to Visually Check
Replace Cap
Rear Seatbelt is Mounted – Loosen the belts
 

Right Shock Absorbers Firmly Mounted – Slight Movement When Pulled
Right Axle Bolt in Place
Right Axle Nut in Place
Confirm no Lateral Tire Movement – Note Torque Paint Not Damaged
Move Right Tang into Place
Check prop for Nicks or any Damage

 
Move Left Tang into Place
Check Gascolator for any signs of fuel leakage - insure safety wire is intact
Left Shock Absorbers Firmly Mounted – Slight Movement When Pulled
Left Axle Bolt in Place
Left Axle Nut in Place
Confirm no Lateral Tire Movement – Note Torque Paint Not Damaged
 

Insure CG Plate is Mounted Firmly and CG is Set Correctly
Line Pulley at CG Plate is attached and not Restricted
Left Steering Bar in Place – Mounting Bolts and Nuts in Place
Left Steering Bar -  No Excessive Movement
Steering Bar Pulley Attached and Not Restricted
Steering Line not Frayed and Tied Off to Airframe
Left Line Lock in Place and Operational

 

Engine Warm-Up

Confirm all switches are in the “Off” position on the Instrument Panel

 
Return to Engine Area – Remove Oil Res. Cap - Place on Front Seat
Rotate the Prop Counter-clockwise until Oil Res. Burps
Oil Level Confirmed – Replace Oil Res. Cap
All Caps in Place
Minimum Fluid Level in Radiator Overflow Bottle
All Sparkplug wires in place
No Loose Items in Engine Area
 

Start Engine – Full Choke – No Throttle
Mags “ON” – EIS ‘OFF” – Start Switch "ON" – Boost Pump “ON” -
Let the Boost Pump Run for about 15 Seconds
Confirm no fuel is Exiting the Overflow Tubes on the Carburetors
CLEAR PROP!!!!!
Hold Start Switch Until Engine Starts
EIS “ON” – Insure Oil Pressure is over 12 psi
Boost Pump “OFF”
Choke “OFF”
RPM to 2400 Until Oil Temp is 120 degrees
RPM to 3000 Check Mags One at a Time for RPM Drop
Return to Idle – Wait a Few Seconds

 
Shutdown Engine – Mags “OFF” – EIS “OFF”- Start Switch “OFF” 
ALWAYS LEFT TO RIGHT

 

 
Before Takeoff Checklist

 
Chute Lines Not Near Prop Ring – Untangled
Brief Passenger – Insure They are Buckled In
Get in Seat
Buckle Seat Belt
Eye Protection - Put On and Buckle Helmet
Turn on Radio/Intercom
Put on Gloves
Check Wind Direction