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Citabria 7KCAB Preflight Inspection
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The Citabria 7KCAB is a 2 place, steel tube, fabric covered airplane. It is powered by a 150 HP Lycoming AEIO-320 with inverted fuel and oil systems. This airplane is certified in both normal and aerobatic catagories. There are also lower powered and non-aerobatic versions.
1) It's fun to fly!
2) Learn to fly a tailwheel airplane - get your tailwheel endorsement.
3) Spin and upset training.
4) Basic Aerobatics.
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This is a fabric covered airplane. The airplane's covering can be damaged by sharp objects you are carrying. Be particularly careful with pens and pencils in you pockets, belt buckles, and kneeboards. Do not set these or any other items on the exterior surfaces of the airplane.
While walking around the airplane walk slowly and deliberately so that do not collide with parts of the airplane that may injure you. Be particularly careful near the aileron spades. It is best to walk around the wing, rather than under it, except when necessary to perform a step requiring you to be under the wing.
Cabin Door -- CHECK condition, security.
Flight Controls -- CHECK freedom of movement.
Magneto and Electrical Switches -- OFF
Fuel Quantity Gauge -- CHECK quantity
Fuel Shut-off Valve -- ON.
Seat Belts -- CHECK CONDITION - SECURE rear belt and harness if not in use.
Emergency Locator Transmitter -- ARMED.
Wing Root Fairing -- CHECK secure.
Aileron - CHECK freedom of movement and security.
Caution: The aileron spade protrudes downward from the aileron at head level.
Aileron Spade - REMOVE warning streamer.
Wing Tip and Light -- CHECK condition.
Wing and Struts -- CHECK condition, security.
Wing Tie-Down - DISCONNECT.
Pitot-Static Tube -- CHECK unobstructed (visual check only), Remove cover (if installed)
Fuel Quantity - CHECK VISUALLY for desired level.
Fuel Filler Cap - SECURE.
Chocks -- REMOVE.
Tire - CHECK condition, inflation.
Brakes -- CHECK condition, leakage.
Windshield -- CHECK condition, cleanliness.
Engine Oil - CHECK quantity, dip stick secure.
Engine Compartment -- CHECK condition, leakage, etc.
Engine Cowling and Inspection Door -- CHECK condition, security.
Fuel -- DRAIN gascolator, CHECK leakage.
Propeller and Spinner - CHECK for condition and security.
Air Filter - CHECK condition.
Landing Light(s) - CHECK for condition and cleanliness.
Same as right main gear.
Same as right wing, in addition:
Fuel Vent -- CHECK unobstructed.
Fabric -- CHECK condition, oil, battery acid leakage, etc.
Windows -- CHECK condition, cleanliness.
Fuel Belly Drain -- DRAIN, CHECK leakage.
Radio Antenna(s) -- CHECK secure.
Horizontal Stabilizer and Brace Wires -- CHECK condition, security.
Vertical Stabilizer and Tail Light -- CHECK condition.
Elevator, Trim Tab and Rudder -- CHECK condition, freedom of movement, security.
Tail Wheel -- CHECK condition, inflation, security.
Tie-Down -- REMOVE.
Same as fuselage left side (no fuel drain on right side).
|Conventional Gear: Flying A Taildragger by David Robson|
|Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying by Wolfgang Langewiesche|
|The Compleat Taildragger Pilot by Harvey S. Plourde|
|Emergency Maneuver Training: Controlling Your Airplane During a Crisis by Rich Stowell.|
|Basic Aerobatics by Geza Szurovy|