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Powerplant

The complete installation of an aircraft engine, propeller, and all accessories needed for its proper function.

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pressure carburetor

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A carburetor installed on some aircraft reciprocating engines that uses the pressure difference between air inside the venture and ram air entering the carburetor to produce a fuel-metering force. ...

updraft carburetor

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A carburetor that mounts on the bottom of a reciprocating engine. Air entering the engine flows upward through the carburetor.

downdraft carburetor

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A carburetor that mounts on the top of a reciprocating engine. Air entering the engine flows downward through the carburetor.

permanent-mold casting

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A casting made in a reusable metal mold. The walls of permanent-mold castings can be made thinner than similar walls made by sand casting.

turbosupercharger

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A centrifugal air compressor driven by exhaust gases flowing through a turbine. The compressed air is used to increase the power produced by a reciprocating engine at altitude.

dwell chamber

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A chamber in a turbine engine into which the scavenged oil is returned. Entrained air separates from the oil in the dwell chamber before it is picked up by the pressure pump.

aromatic compound

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A chemical compound such as toluene, xylene, and benzene that is blended with gasoline to improve its anti-detonation characteristics.

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