I have been following several topics the last while and have decided that there is so much mis-information about this engine that I thought I would put together some documents to help with both maintenance and flight peoples - and those armchair pundits that post total rubbish regarding the engine operation.
My friends told me I should sell this info - but I know how that works - In Canada I make 1 sale - and from then on it gets "Shared". In the US - it just gets hacked. Overseas - it gets a little politer hacking - is "Politer" actually a word??
So in the spirit of things I have decided the quickest way to get this stuff out would be to use the Creative Commons approach - if you don't know what that is then Google is your friend.
The link below is to my website and will open showing 3 documents - they are all free for the downloading. They are all PDF documents so all you need is the Acrobat Reader to access them.
They are all based on the small / medium engine series of the PT6 - so up to about the 40 series.
One is on the operation of the Bendix FCU - I have literally built the FCU on paper.
Another one is on rigging the engine.
The third one is a descriptive set of notes on how the engine control system operates.
These might help with understanding and maintaining the engine
- but remember
These are Not OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS and are FOR TRAINING PURPOSES ONLY
Download them - share them - give them away to your favorite friends - I have relinquished all control of the documents so you can use them in your own training department - or self study - or just to make your computer look smart when someone drops by to see what you are doing.
I had a lot of fun developing these - and after 40 years in the aviation maintenance and maintenance training business I thought it was time to give something back. It's a bit late for Christmas - but here is a present from me to you.
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Best wishes for a great and accident free 2013!!