Once back on the ground, you or your mechanic will want to uncowl
the engine(s) and perform a leak check and generally look things over.
A careful pre-flight--which I per-formed--is mandatory, but is the average pilot going to uncowl
the engine and check the mixture cable?
We poke, prod, uncowl
, measure and eyeball various fluids and components while the airplane is still safely on the ramp, all to help decide if it's safe to fly.
I took the advice to heart, so my standard procedure in doing the first preflight after annual was to uncowl
the airplane and have a good, long look at the engine room and at the airframe in general.
A review of airport security video revealed that the pilot taxied the airplane onto the maintenance ramp, shut down and uncowled
The engine is uncowled
and inspected for oil leaks, a mag timing check is accomplished and the engine case and cylinders are inspected for cracks in prone locations and around spark plug bosses.
In this exclusive image obtained by Flightglobal the WK2's Pratt & Whitney 308A engines are uncowled
and its ailerons and elevators removed.
said Tuesday it will introduce on June 1 a new 50-cc scooter, the Zoomer, featuring an uncowled
''naked'' design that will retail for about 189,000 yen.
"Key objectives for the Army," Linden said, "were outstanding nap-of-the-earth maneuverability and the avoidance of free-wheeling uncowled
tail rotors that could strike personnel and equipment on the ground." The alternatives, he explained, were enclosed fan-in-fin arrangements such as the fenestron system that is used on the Gazelle and Dauphin 2 models from Aerospatiale Helicopter Corp.
The quick answer is no, if for no other reason than the aerodynamic drag an uncowled
engine compartment would generate.
The image at upper right is of an uncowled
Continental IO-520 mounted to a Bellanca Viking.
the engine and had a look topside and a peek below the deck.