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.
In Maintenance and Inspection
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- 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- Tail Wheels 101: Inspection and Maintenance
Improperly maintained tail wheels can cause ground handling and potential loss of control issues. EAA Flight Training Manager and A&P/IA mechanic Joe Norris discusses commonly overlooked items and tips to inspect and maintain a tail wheel assembly.
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- Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot
Mike Busch explores the various ways that aircraft owners inadvertently sabotage the maintenance of their aircraft by imposing inappropriate time constraints or financial pressures on their A&P mechanics.
Webinar- Post-Maintenance Checklist
The first flight after maintenance is by far the most likely time for something to go wrong with the aircraft. Mike Busch A&P/IA offers advice on what you should do before and during the first flight after an annual or other major maintenance.