Powerplant ignition systems include both the magneto installed on piston engines and capacitance discharge systems on turbine engines. The student learns the theory of operation of both systems and learn appropriate safe handling techniques for these complex systems. As the class progresses, they delve into the disassembly, inspection, reassembly, and testing of both systems. Topics in this class include magneto timing and testing, spark plug servicing, and turbine ignitor inspection and testing.
School of Professional Studies and Management
1 hour of lecture, 0.5 hour of lab per week
- Complete all prerequisites with a grade of B or better