Multi Engine Oral Exam Questions
What is the max rated horse power at sea level? At 12,000 msl?
What is the max rated engine speed?
What is the engine type and model?
What type of propellers?
What is the max fuel capacity?
What is the usable fuel?
What is the minimum octane?
What is the max oil capacity?  Minimum allowable oil quantity?
What is the max ramp weight?
What is the max takeoff weight?
What is the max landing weight?
Weight and Balance. Beware of C.G. loaded with and without fuel.
Number of hydraulic systems?
Number of electric motors?
Methods for checking gear down?
What does it mean if the indicator lights for the landing gear are not on?
Correct crossfeeding procedure with one engine out?  
Can we feed both engines from one tank?
Calculate % performance lost when one engine inoperative versus 2 engines.  (2 engine climb rate -      1 engine climb rate) / 2 engine climb rate * 100.
Calculate Accelerate-Stop distance.
Calculate single engine ceiling.
Define the critical density altitude.
Describe propeller operation and how the propeller feathers and governs.
Describe the feathering procedure.
Describe the unfeathering procedure.
Know V-Speeds
         Vso
         Vs1
         Vmc
         Vx
         Vy
         Vxse
         Vyse
         Va
         Vfe 
         Vlo up
         Vlo down
         Vle
         Vno
         Vne
         Max demonstrated X-wind
What is Vsse?
What does the white arc represent and what is the speed range (top and bottom)?
What does the green arc represent and what is the speed range (top and bottom)?
What does the yellow arc represent and what is the speed range?
How many red radials are there? What are their significance?
How many blue radials are there? What are their significance?
What are the maneuvering limits?
What are the load limits?
What is the suction range?  How many vacuum pumps?
How many carburetors?
What are the certification standards (11 factors) for computing Vmc?
What condition is Vmc for your airplane? (stalled or un-stalled)
What is Vmc?
Explain correct recovery in Vmc demonstrations.
When performing the demonstration of Vmc, how much bank is the pilot limited to using?  
How is Vmc affected by using more bank?
Explain spin recovery.
Explain MEL.  Do we have an MEL?
Explain how to determine if flight can be conducted with a component inoperative.
Explain emergency gear extension.
Calculate takeoff and landing distances.
Is this airplane approved for flight in icing conditions?
Know the RPM drop limitations during the magneto check and what we're looking for during the           magneto check.
Describe the capacity of the battery and the alternators.
What is the first indication of engine failure?
What is the minimum feathering rpm?
Why don't the propellers feather when the engine is shut down?
What items should be systematically checked if engine roughness occurs?
What steps must be taken if an engine failure occurs during flight below Vmc?
When is the gear extended before landing with one engine inoperative?
What is the final approach speed on one engine?
When are the flaps extended on a single engine approach?
What should be done if suction is below 4.3" Hg?
What should be done if the alternator overvoltage light illuminates?
What should be done if a door opens in flight?
What should be done if a propeller overspeed occurs?  
What would cause an overspeed?
What are the normal instrument indications when an engine is shut down?
How is a vacuum pump failure noted?
What instruments should be monitored in this case?
How many alternators are required for VFR or IFR flight?
What happens if the heater overheats?
What is the maximum allowable RPM drop during the feathering check in the runup?
What is the strut inflation for the nose gear?
What is the strut inflation for the main gear?
What is the limit on cranking the starter?
What are the procedures for starting with external power?
Why is it a poor procedure to idle an engine at a low power setting for extended periods of time?
Why not operate at high power settings on the ground?
What should be done if the cylinder head temp becomes too hot?
What is the maximum alternator output?
The total output of both alternators should not exceed what amperage?
What keeps the gear in the retracted position?
What happens if the hydraulic system malfunctions or leaks?
Which annunciation lights come on when the battery switch is turned on and engines are off?
Why are the prop controls pushed forward before landing?
How are the gear lights dimmed?
What is the normal final approach speed?
Can your aircraft be flown with full fuel, max. number of passengers and full baggage?
What happens when the CG is too far forward?
What happens when the CG is too far aft?
Where is the datum line?
What does the basic empty weight include?
What happens to the CG as the fuel is burned or gear retracted?
How many fuel tanks, and where are they located?
Where are the electric fuel pumps?
What kind of trim tab is on the airplane?
What direction do the props rotate as seen from the cockpit?
Explain the use of the electric boost pumps?
What is the purpose of the alternate air?
How many cowl flap settings are there, and when are they used?
What is the advantage of counter-rotating props?
What is the critical engine?
What controls the pitch of the prop?
How long does gear extension or retraction take?
How is the gear held/locked in the extended position?
Describe the procedure for emergency gear extension, and how the system works.
How do you know the gear is down and locked if the horn and light are inoperative?
Is it possible to retract the gear on the ground?
What is the range of the nose wheel steering?
How are the flaps operated?
Describe the electrical system. Sources, volts, amps, limits, safety items.
Where is the external power plug located?
What warns of alternator malfunction?
With only the master switch on and no other electrical equipment operating, what is indicated on           the ammeter?
What instruments belong to the pitot-static system and how are they operated?
Where is the alternate static source?
How is the alternate static source operated?
Where is the heater located?
Where is the fuel drawn for the heater? Rate per hour?
What is the maximum altimeter/airspeed error when utilizing the alternate static source?
When does the heater fan automatically shut off?
What is a synchrophaser?
What is the main gear tire pressure?
What is the nose gear tire pressure?
Where are the batteries located?
Where is the aircraft serial number located?
What are the different ways to disconnect the autopilot?
When can you reset a CB?
What is the engine setting for zero thrust?
What is the 2-engine service ceiling?
What is the single engine absolute ceiling?
What is the 2-engine rate-of-climb at sea level and gross weight?
What is the single engine rate-of-climb at sea level and gross weight?
How is the stall warning horn differentiated from the gear warning horn?
With an engine inoperative & feathered, where should the inclinometer be?
If the runway length is critical but no obstructions are present, the recommended flap setting for takeoff is?
As altitude increases, stall speed ________ (TAS)?
As altitude increases, Vmc _________(TAS)?
As the CG moves aft, Vmc _________?
How would Vmc be effected with a larger engine?
How does turbocharging effect Vmc compared to non-turbos?
What is the highest single drag item on the airplane?
What is the second highest drag item on the airplane?
What is the purpose of the springs on each gear?
What is the purpose of the springs on the nose gear?
Will the heater operate with the right engine inoperative?
Which items draw the most electrical current?
Be prepared to discuss the following:
  •          Does a single engine airplane have a Vmc speed? 
  •          Which item, of which Vmc is a function, will cause Vmc to increase substantially?
  •          How much runway is needed for take off at sea level, no wind, standard day?
  •          Explain the difference between a windmilling propeller and zero thrust.
  •          What throttle position is used to cause the propeller to windmill? Produce zero thrust? 
  •          What is the reason multi-engine airplanes have feathering propellers?
  •          Discuss the relationship between Vmc and Vs. Graph Vmc versus Vs.
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