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Engineering (aviation) Set 3

Words an aircraft engineer is likely to need when writing maintenance reports.

pedals
Most vehicles are operated using pedals.
pitch
A pitch is an abrupt up and down motion.
propeller
A propeller is a mechanical device that rotates to push against air.
reference
A reference is an indicator that orients you generally.
repaired
If something has been repaired, it has been put back into working order.
replaced
If something has been replaced, it has been substituted for a newer or better version.
reverse
To reverse is to turn in the opposite direction.
rough
If something is rough, it is violently turbulent.
rudder
A rudder is a hinged vertical airfoil mounted at the tail of an aircraft and used to make horizontal course changes.
screws
The screws used to hold a plane together are extremely strong.
servicing
Servicing is the process of assessing and making sure a machine is fit for use.
shimmy
A shimmy is an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle.
damper
Dampers help to control shock in a vehicles suspension mechanism.
absorber
A shock absorber is vital to a vehicles suspension mechanism.
starboard
Starboard is the right hand side of a ship or aircraft, indicated with a green light.
starter
A starter initiates a vehicles engine.
undercarriage
The undercarriage of an aircraft is usually a set of wheels used when landing and taking off.
variable
A variable is something that can change it's value.

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