POWER PLANT CONTROL SYSTEM
As student aviators, it is necessary for you to become familiar with the T-34C power plant
control system. You must also become familiar with the location, purpose, and function of
various controls to be capable of operating the power plant in a safe and efficient manner during
both normal and emergency situations. This lesson demonstrates propeller operations in the air.
LESSON TOPIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this chapter, the student will demonstrate knowledge of the T-34C
power plant control devices and their characteristics.
Describe the location and purpose of the power plant control quadrant.
Describe the two ranges of the PCL.
Describe the three ranges of the condition lever.
State the location, purpose and function of the propeller governor.
Describe the components of the propeller governor.
Describe the operation of the propeller governor.
Describe the location, purpose and operation of the overspeed governor.
Describe the function of the overspeed governor test button.
State the purpose and method of operation of the fuel topping/Nf governor.
State the location, purpose and method of operation of the torque limiter.
Describe the purpose, location and operation of the Emergency Power Lever.
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