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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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circumferential coil spring (garter spring)

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A coil spring formed into a ring. This type of spring is used to hold segmented ring-type carbon seals tightly against a rotating shaft.

tricresyl phosphate (TCP)

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A colorless, combustible compound, (CH 1 C 1 H 1 O) 1 PO, that is used as a plasticizer in aircraft dope and an additive in gasoline and lubricating oil. TCP aids in scavenging lead deposits left in ...

ethylene dibromide

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A colorless, poisonous liquid BrCH 1 CH 1 Br that is blended with leaded gasoline to help scavenge lead oxides.

benzene

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A colorless, volatile, flammable, aromatic hydrocarbon liquid which has the chemical formula C 1 H 1 . Benzene, which is sometimes called benzoil, is used as a solvent, a cleaning fluid, and a fuel ...

straight-through combustor

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A combustor in a gas turbine engine through which the air from the compressor to the turbine flows in an essentially straight line.

multiple-can combustor

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A combustor used in a gas turbine engine that consists of a series of individual burner cans, each made of an inner liner and an outer case. The individual cans are arranged around the periphery of a ...

cigarette

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A commonly used name for a spark plug terminal connector used with a shielded spark plug.

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