Flight #: 3 — VALIDATE ENGINE RELIABILITY

Pilot:

Date:

Time:

Objectives:

  • Validate that actions affecting engine operation function properly

Check

Action

   
 

DEPARTURE

 

Do not use flaps

 

Do not change throttle settings, mixture, or fuel tanks

 

Remain above the airport

 

Climb out at 110 MPH

 

Climb to 4000’ MSL and level off

   
 

CRUISE

 

Limit prop RPM to 2300

 

Check engine gauges especially CHT and Oil Temp

 

Trim hands off level flight

 

Apply carb heat and note changes

 

Lean engine and note changes

 

Switch fuel tanks and note changes (Boost Pump On)

   

NOTES

Check

Action

   
 

Open/close oil cooler door and note changes

 

Record engine pressures and temperatures

   
   
 

POST FLIGHT

   
 

Prepare corrective action list

 

Record fuel and oil consumption

 

Pull cowlings and inspect engine carefully

 

Inspect airframe carefully

   
   
   
   
   

NOTES