Pre-Solo Quiz – can the Private Pilot answer these?
Torque, slipstream & "P" Factor questions refer mainly to a single-engine aircraft where the propeller rotates clockwise.
During a no-wind takeoff roll will the pilot need use right rudder to correct for torque and slipstream effects? And will he need to add right rudder input as the nose is lifted and even more as the aircraft climbs out at slow speed?
During a full power climbing left turn will right rudder input needed to maintain coordinated flight?
Initiating a level turn to the left, is left rudder input also needed to offset adverse yaw?
Initiating a level turn to the right, is right rudder input needed to offset adverse yaw?
When the aircraft is established in a level turn ~25 degree bank, the ailerons are neutral and no rudder input is needed to maintain coordinated flight. ___ True ____ False
Why is right rudder input not needed during level cruise flight at cruise power even though the effects of torque and slipstream are still factors?
While in level flight at a steady airspeed (no autopilot) power is slowly reduced. With no additional pilot input, the aircraft will:
___ begin a descent at the same airspeed and yaw slightly to the right (power will determine rate of descent)
___ slow down and maintain altitude
___ descend at an uncontrollable rate
While on final, with the aircraft configured for landing, and you're at the correct speed, you notice that the aircraft is above desired glidepath, you should
___ maintain the same power and lower the nose to descend to the desired glidepath
___ reduce power and maintain airspeed until rejoining the glide path then add sufficient power to maintain airspeed and glidepath
___ if the altitude is too high for the distance to the runway, you should begin a controlled go-around
During landing, will the pilot need to use left rudder input to correct for the aircraft yawing to the right if power is reduced significantly and quickly?
During landing with a crosswind, at some point before the flare, rudder input should be used to align the longitudinal axis of the aircraft with the runway AND aileron input should be used to prevent drift either into the wind or downwind, which will probably necessitate additional rudder to maintain the alignment with the centerline. ___True ___ False
During a crosswind landing, trees or building alongside the windward side of the runway may block the crosswind, or cause the crosswind to become challenging to manage.
While on final the aircraft begins a rapid descent due to a strong downdraft. The pilot should immediately
___ pitch up
___ add power
___ pitch up while adding sufficient power to slow the rapid descent, or stop the rapid descent and begin a go-around climb
When is an aircraft done flying?
___ When the main wheel contact the ground upon landing
___ When the nose wheel contacts the ground upon landing
___ When the pilot taxies the aircraft across the hold short line of a taxiway
___ When the aircraft has come to a complete stop
___ When the aircraft has been tied down