AMT 218 - Rotary Flight Controls and Rigging

Aircraft Maintenance Technician means a person who performs inspections and troubleshooting of an aircraft, including airframe structures, engines and aircraft systems, disassembles and removes defective parts, assembles and installs replacement parts, interprets technical manuals, drawings and blueprints, tests aircraft systems, records problems and action taken to rectify them, and maintains an accurate statement of the maintenance history of the aircraft.


Hours: 16 (Lecture Hours: 16)




Non-Course Prerequisite:
Successful Completion of Aircraft Maintenance Technician 2




Course Content:
CAR Appendix C Part 2.6.4
2. The various fundamentals of flight control systems including
• rotating controls
• non rotating controls
• forced trim
• forced gradient
• swash plate
• spider system
• servo tabs
3. The various fundamentals of flight control rigging including:
• cyclic rigging
• collective rigging
• anti-torque devices
• elevators
• correlation devices
• droop compensators
8. Rotor tracking and balancing requirements, analysis and rectification.
9. Autorotational RPM adjustments.   


Learning Outcomes:
The student upon completion of this course will be able to explain how rotary flight controls surfaces work, as well as understand how to rig those flight controls to function correctly.  The Student will be able to identify the various control surfaces and inputs.    


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.