John Schwaner, proprietor of Sacramento Sky Ranch, authors one of the most definitive manuals on aircraft engine maintenance we’ve ever seen. He explains the piston aircraft engine with a practical day to day approach, but directed towards the operator and repair personnel.
His comprehensive book takes you from the fundamentals of how an aircraft engine works to the arcane art of engine diagnostics. In between, John takes the time to give the reader a detailed explanation of how each component of a modern aircraft engine affects performance.
Sky Ranch Engine Manual thoroughly covers the operation, inspection and maintenance of the Lycoming and Continental piston aircraft engine, including a very comprehensive troubleshooting guide. This book goes beyond the basic theory of aircraft reciprocating engines, but instead focuses on the practical aspects for mechanics and operators of why things go bad, how to repair them, and most important; how to keep them from failing in the first place.
He covers factors such as lubrication and wear, electrical issues, mechanical alignment, heat related problems, vibration and balance, etc. The chapter on troubleshooting alone is worth it’s weight in gold. Highly recommended.
The chapter on troubleshooting alone is worth it’s weight in gold. Highly recommended.
2 lbs (1Kg) shipping weight.