PCC/ CCOG / AMT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AMT 123

Course Number:
AMT 123
Course Title:
Ignition Systems
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers reciprocating and turbine engine ignition system theory and overhaul practices, plus the relationships of the complete ignition system to the powerplant and its operation. Prerequisites: AMT 102, AMT 203, AMT 204, AMT 105, AMT 106 and AMT 107. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is part of a Program designed to meet some of the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for certification of Aviation Mechanics, and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Upon completion of the Program, the student should be able to:

 
1. Meet the identified Degree and Certificate Outcomes identified in the document found at
http://www.pcc.edu/resources/academic/degree-outcome/amt.html as appropriate for coursework level completed.
 
2. Successfully complete FAA Knowledge testing, in a written test format, as identified in the document:    
FAA-G-8082-3A - AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN€”GENERAL, AIRFRAME, AND POWERPLANT KNOWLEDGE TEST GUIDE
 
3. Successfully complete FAA Knowledge and Skill testing, in an oral and practical test format, as identified in the following documents, as appropriate:
 
a.       FAA-S-8081-26 -AVIATION MECHANIC GENERAL - Practical Test Standards
b.      FAA-S-8081-27 €“ AVIATION MECHANIC AIRFRAME €“ Practical Test Standards
c.       FAA-S-8081-28 €“ AVIATION MECHANIC POWERPLANT €“ Practical Test Standards

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  1. Safely perform aircraft reciprocating and turbine engine ignition system maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer service data, industry practices, and applicable regulations.
  2. Perform engine run-up in accordance with the manufacturer service data, industry practices, and applicable regulations.
  3. Troubleshoot ignition system and related engine system discrepancies in accordance with the manufacturer service data, industry practices, and applicable regulations.
  4. Perform magneto overhaul, using manufacturer€™s instructions, special tools, and test equipment.

 

Course Activities and Design

Lecture/discussion/demonstration sessions and lab projects, supported by written instructional materials, will present to the student background knowledge needed at entry level for related aviation maintenance employment, and to perform the written, oral, and practical tests which are required for FAA certification of Aviation Mechanics. The assignment of four credit hours to this course indicates that students will be involved with the course content for approximately 120 hours. Class participants will be expected to invest time outside of the official scheduled class hours in their efforts to master the course content. For this course to be creditable toward the FAA authorized Certificate of Completion, the total hours recorded for the course must not be less than 90% of the hours offered during the module (typically 90 hours). Material missed by students during allowed absence will be made available to them in one or more ways, as selected by the instructor. The student is responsible for checking with the instructor following any absence, and for accessing the missed material that is made available.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation methods include written and oral testing, attendance and class participation, and satisfactory completion of class projects. Evaluation levels will be at least those defined in 14 CFR Part 147 Appendices and in this Course Content & Outcome Guide. A letter grade of €œC€ (minimum 76%) or higher is required for this course to be creditable toward the FAA authorized Certificate of Completion.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course Content

E. Ignition and Starting Systems
    Overhaul magneto and ignition harness.
    Inspect, service, troubleshoot, and repair reciprocating and turbine engine-ignition systems and components (in part).

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 4

Outcomes:

4. Perform magneto overhaul, using manufacturer€™s instructions, special tools, and test equipment.
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

  • Students perform magneto internal timing and measure and adjust E-Gap, and measure Breaker

Point Maximum Gap on the
o Slick 600 magneto, (Project # 2),
o Slick 4200/6200 (Project #3),
o Bendix D-2000/3000 magneto (project # 4),
o Bendix S-1200 magneto (Project #5).

  • Students measure contact spring height, bearing preload, measure and adjust E-Gap, and measure Breaker Point Maximum Gap on the Bendix S-20 series magneto during overhaul (Project #14).
  • Students measure and adjust spark plug gap and make an airworthiness determination (Project # 13).

 

Communication
Hours: 7

Outcomes:

2. Perform engine run-up in accordance with the manufacturer service data, industry practices, and applicable regulations and
4. Perform magneto overhaul, using manufacturer€™s instructions, special tools, and test equipment.
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

  • Students perform magneto internal timing and explain to the instructor how to time the magneto on the:

o Slick 600 magneto, (Project # 2),
o Slick 4200/6200 (Project #3),
o Bendix D-2000/3000 magneto (project # 4),
o Bendix S-1200 magneto (Project #5).

  • Students explain orally the internal timing of the magneto and complete an overhaul record. During overhaul of the Bendix S-20 magneto (Project #14).
  • Students explain their airworthiness determination after servicing an aircraft spark plug (Project # 13).

Human Relations
Hours: 8

Outcomes: 

2. Perform engine run-up in accordance with the manufacturer service data, industry practices, and applicable regulations and
3. Troubleshoot ignition system and related engine system discrepancies in accordance with the manufacturer service data, industry practices, and applicable regulations
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

  • Students work in teams during engine run-ups.
  • Students receive instruction regarding teamwork.
  • During the engine run-ups magneto checking/adjusting/discussion and troubleshooting takes place on the Lycoming 0-290, (Project # 6), and during the Aircraft or C-125 run-stand run-up (Projects #8 & #9).