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Webinar- Errors of Distraction
Mechanics need a distraction-free workplace when performing safety-critical maintenance tasks. Unfortunately, many GA maintenance shops are distraction-rich environments. Mike Busch A&P/IA talks about measures aircraft owners and pilots should take.
Webinar- An IA's Dilemma
When performing an annual inspection, what should an IA do when they find something in the aircraft's maintenance records that conflicts with what the aircraft owner says? Maintenance expert and A&P/IA Mike Busch explores this issue.
Webinar- Breaking Good
Mike Busch, A&P mechanic with inspection authorization discusses how to break in new engine cylinders. Just one, two, or after a top or major overhaul. Mike cuts thru conflicting information, and reviews the principles of how to do it right.
Webinar- Operating Oversquare
Many pilots of constant speed prop airplanes have been cautioned never to operate oversquare, with manifold pressure (in inches) above rpm (divided by 100), to avoid damaging the engine. This is dead wrong according to engine guru Mike Busch.
Webinar- Turbocharging Systems
The job of a turbocharging system is to fool the engine into thinking it's at sea level even when you're flying at flight level 180. Mike Busch explains how turbo-systems work and explores their pros and cons.
Webinar- Inside the Crankcase
The crankcase of your aircraft engine contains the crankshaft, camshaft, connecting rods, bearings, gears, and other components that are collectively known as the "bottom end". Mike Busch takes you for a guided picture tour of these components.
Webinar- What's Changed, What Hasn't
Mike Busch, A&P mechanic with inspection authorization, looks back over the more than 50 years that he's owned piston GA airplanes and explores what has changed in piston powerplant technology over that time and what hasn't changed.
Webinar- What TBO Really Means: Why I Bought a New Plane
Time between overhauls (TBO), which is usually used to infer the remaining lifetime of an aircraft engine, is simply a manufacturer’s recommendation. Prof. H. Paul Shuch explains why he was forced to sell off a perfectly good aircraft at 2000 hours.
Webinar- Making Metal Behave
The unique properties of metal are what makes it so useful for aircraft construction. Mike Busch explains the unique characteristic that sets metal apart from other materials, and discusses some of the ways that metal's properties can be manipulated.
Webinar- Second Annual GA Engine Summit
Mike Busch participated in the second annual general aviation engine summit, during which aircraft owner groups, engine manufacturers, and other industry representatives met with the FAA to discuss issues involving piston aircraft engines.
Webinar- Rotax 912: Outside the Box?
The Rotax 912 family of engines powers 80 percent of the special light-sport aircraft fleet, as well as lots of experimental light-sport, experimental amateur-built, and other light planes. Mike Busch takes you on a guided tour of the engine.
Webinar- Borescope Ascendancy
The compression check has been a mainstay of aviation maintenance, but it's a crude and inaccurate method of assessing cylinder health. Mike Busch discusses why using a borescope to inspect inside cylinders is vastly more informative and reliable.
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