# Form 2B, Page 1 FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE NON-COLLEGE CREDIT COURSE OUTLINE

COURSE NUMBER: COURSE TITLE: PREREQUISITE(S): COREQUISITE(S): TOTAL CONTACT HOURS: (For Office Use Only: Vocational Credits _6.0_) FACULTY WORKLOAD POINTS: STANDARDIZED CLASS SIZE ALLOCATION: COURSE DESCRIPTION:

AVS 0090 Avionics Fundamentals FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate or previous electronics experience or training

180

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This course provides an introduction to the installation and repair of Avionics systems and components. Students will learn to terminate wires and fabricate simple harness assemblies. Lab projects will include assembly of an intercom harness and a VHF communication radio harness. Students will study mathematics and physics in relation to avionics design and operation. FAA and FCC regulations will be discussed. Students will prepare for Element 1 of the FCC GROL exam. SUGGESTED TEXT(S): GROL Plus, Maia and West, ISBN 0-945053-14-2 Avionics Training: Systems, Installation and Troubleshooting, Len Buckwalter ISBN 1-88-5544-21-9 FAA AC 43.13-1B/2A Acceptable Methods, Techniques & Practices ISBN #0-89100306-1 FAR Handbook for Aviation Maintenance Technicians ISBN #0-88487-314-5 IMPLEMENTATION DATE: REVIEW OR MODIFICATION DATE: Fall Term 2005 (20061) Fall Term 2006 (20071) Fall Term, 2008 (20091) – Outline Review 2007

B. power and ground. Interpret and use a wire/cable size chart. Discuss block diagrams. C. Soldering 1. D. 20 IV. § Install and terminate aircraft connector pins and sockets. D. and divide common fractions. Fractions 1. 2. Differentiate between conduit and shielding. § Using a manufacturer’s installation manual. 8. History of Aviation. § Prepare and install circuit grounds and shield grounds. Determine proper wire grouping. Avionics Fundamentals A. Define terms related to the principles of mathematics. and techniques. 10 II. 7. c. Discuss avionics circuits. Compare single and double wire installation 3. Harness Fabrication and Assembly 1. bundles. Define terms related to aircraft wiring and electrical components. 5. 10. 6. Page 2 CONTACT HOURS PER TOPIC COURSE TOPICS (CONTINUED) Note: § Denotes Lab Project I. Add. and divide whole numbers. 3. 12. 11. Identify aircraft wire markings. Mathematics and Avionics Technicians A. § Select proper wire for various applications.Form 2B. and routing. 2. continuity. Add. Discuss types of wire and insulation. b. subtract. multiply. procedures. § Lace and tie wire bundles. Aircraft Wiring 1. Describe soldering practices. subtract. fabricate an intercom harness. Discuss wire size selection 3. Discuss soldering safety. Safety and Terms 1. List and practice safety precautions related to aircraft wiring and electrical circuits. § Troubleshoot a system harness by checking for open wire. Electronics and Avionics Electrical Schematics and Load Analysis a. Introduction to terms and concepts B. 20 III. fabricate a VHF radio harness. 3. § Install terminal ends and splices. 9. multiply. § Using a manufacturer’s installation manual. 2. 2. § Assemble components using approved soldering procedures. . Avionics Harness Assembly 60 A. 2. 4. Interpret schematic diagrams. Discuss electrical load analysis.

Applied Geometry and Trigonometry 1. and Powers 1. 4. Simple Machines 1. co-sine and tangent. Basic Physics Fundamentals 1. Discuss work and power. C. and divide decimal numbers and fractions.Form 2B. Measurement systems 1. Discuss purposes for use of geometry and trigonometry in aviation 2. Heat Dynamics 1. Solve problems in fluid mechanics. 3. Perform algebraic operations involving addition. C. and division. Discuss the three types of pressure. 4. Define terms related to the principles of physics. 2. 2. 2. Discuss general gas laws. 2. Solve trigonometric problems showing the relationship between sine. 2. Convert decimal numbers to percentages. Signed Numbers. 3. Fluid Dynamics 1. Determine ratios. Calculate pressure and volume of gasses. 7. subtraction. D. Applied Algebra 1. Physics and Basic Aerodynamics 20 A. Discuss Newton's Laws of Motion. Add and subtract mixed numbers. 3. Add. and divide negative numbers. multiply. 4. Multiply and divide by scientific notations. cosine and tangent 3. Use conversion tables to convert units between English and metric systems. Discuss vectors. 4. Explain the relationship between the uses of the four commonly used temperature scales. Discuss the English and metric systems of measurement 2. Basic Aerodynamics 1. 4. Explain methods of heat transference. Convert temperatures between common temperature scales. Discuss stress and strain. Discuss the use of positive and negative exponents 3. Roots. Discuss potential and kinetic energy. multiplication. 2. 3. Determine area and volume of various geometrical shapes. Solve problems related to simple machines. D. V. Extract roots and raise numbers to a given power.Define terms related to basic aerodynamics. multiply. Convert numbers between common fractions and decimals using a calculator. subtract. Discuss the relationship between sine. Discuss the physical states of matter. . Laws of Motion 1. Define terms related to the origin of sound B. 2. E. 6. F. subtract. E. 5. Add. Solve problems involving proportions. 2. Discuss the relationship between heat and energy. Page 3 CONTACT HOURS PER TOPIC COURSE TOPICS (CONTINUED) B. 4.

FCC Test Prep A. Vocabulary and jargon. 3.Describe how the center of pressure moves as the angle of attack of an asymmetrical airfoil changes and the effect the center of pressure's movement has on an aircraft in flight. 8. Understanding forms graphs.Describe normal airflow around an airfoil and how a stall is produced. 22.Discuss airfoil sections.Discuss operational and design characteristics of control systems used in heavy aircraft. Communication Skills 5 A. 5. and how it is affected by the various axes. Attention to detail 2.Discuss the four forces of flight. diagrams and tables used as an AMT 2. Logical and understandable statements and documentation.Discuss primary and secondary flight control surfaces.Determine density altitude using a density-altitude chart. Source documents. D. Interpreting assumptions and implications.Discuss the three axes of motion of an airplane. 20. Speaking 1. Asking and answering questions coherently and concisely. VI. 17. 3. spelling and jargon.Discuss characteristics of drag and how it affects aircraft performance. Understand Radio Law and Operating Practice 35 VII. Reading 1. 19. 4.Discuss supersonic and hypersonic aerodynamics and Mach number.Form 2B. 6. Writing 1.Discuss the five types of stresses induced on aircraft 7. Listening 1.Discuss flaps and auxiliary lift devices. charts. 9.Explain how load factor is produced while an aircraft is in a coordinated level turn. 18. 10. Page 4 CONTACT HOURS PER TOPIC COURSE TOPICS (CONTINUED) 2. 11. Feedback what was heard. 12. and engine inlets for high-speed flight.Discuss types and conditions of aircraft stability. 2.Identify types of aircraft structures.Identify basic sections of aircraft.Discuss airfoil designs. 3. 14.Discuss laws of physics pertaining to aerodynamics. C. critical Mach numbers for supersonic airfoils. 16. Review Element I General Radiotelephone Operators License B. Barriers to effective listening.Discuss characteristics of the atmosphere and measurement processes used in monitoring atmospheric conditions.Define airfoil characteristics and fundamentals of lift production. Grammar. B. Follow written instructions. 2.Discuss the functions of aircraft controls and their operation. 13. . 15. 4. 21.