- 1 What are aircraft drill bits?
- 2 What tools do aviation mechanics use?
- 3 What are the commonly used sockets in aviation?
- 4 How do you maintain a drill bit?
- 5 Do Aircraft Mechanics buy their own tools?
- 6 What are the basic aircraft electrical tools?
- 7 What are aviation hand tools and equipment used for?
- 8 How the socket and socket ratchet handle are held together?
- 9 Is a wrench with jaws having a fixed width of opening at one or both ends of the handle?
- 10 Should you oil your drill?
- 11 What regular maintenance and care does the tool need?
- 12 Can you rinse drill bits?
What are aircraft drill bits?
Aircraft drill bits are long drill bits originally designed for use in the aircraft industry where they often need to drill holes reaching through deep cavities, and then through thin materials.
What tools do aviation mechanics use?
Required Basic Kit
- Lockable Tool Box.
- Screwdriver set (12 to 28 piece set)
- Offset screwdrivers.
- 6 inch steel rule (decimal chart on back is helpful)
- Pliers set (needle nose, slip joint, duck bill, diagonal, channel lock)
- Feeler gauge set, 25 leaf.
- Wire gauge set.
What are the commonly used sockets in aviation?
The wrenches most often used in aircraft maintenance are classified as open-end, box-end, socket, adjustable, ratcheting and special wrenches. The Allen wrench, although seldom used, is required on one special type of recessed screw. One of the most widely used metals for making wrenches is chrome-vanadium steel.
How do you maintain a drill bit?
How Do You Clean a Drill Bit After Use?
- Clean your drill bits as you work.
- Let the drill bit cool off after you finish your project.
- Use a clean, dry toothbrush to scrub off any stubborn debris.
- Apply a light coat of machine oil to all bits after they are wiped down.
Do Aircraft Mechanics buy their own tools?
You have your own tools. Most airlines will provide specialist equipment and or power/pneumatic tools. The airline I work for provides you with a tool box and foam, for tool control. Unless you’re a contractor, then you have your own box and must carry out your own tool control.
What are the basic aircraft electrical tools?
A basic aircraft electrical system consists of the following components:
- Master/battery switch.
- Alternator/generator switch.
- Bus bar, fuses, and circuit breakers.
- Voltage regulator.
- Associated electrical wiring.
What are aviation hand tools and equipment used for?
Hand tools is very indispensable for inspection. Maintenance, repair of aircraft structures, and it’s system complexities, therefore as aircraft mechanics and personnel working on aircraft, we must be familiar with tooling used in the aviation industry and it’s correct usage and care.
How the socket and socket ratchet handle are held together?
A ratchet is a handle that snaps into one end of a socket by means of a square-drive connector. The other end of the socket fits over a fastener. A mechanism in the ratchet allows the handle to engage and tighten the fastener when you swing it in a clockwise direction and turn freely when you swing it counterclockwise.
Is a wrench with jaws having a fixed width of opening at one or both ends of the handle?
a wrench with jaws having a fixed width of opening at one or both ends of the handle. type of wrench that completely encircles the nut or bolt.
Should you oil your drill?
Almost any tool or machine that you work with will need to be oiled at some point. When metal comes in contact with other metal surfaces, wood, plastic, and nearly anything else, it can chip and become dull over time. However, by oiling and lubricating your drill, you can prevent these damaging effects from occurring.
What regular maintenance and care does the tool need?
Clean, Inspect and Care for Tools Make it a habit to clean tools after each use before you return them to storage. Wipe them down with a rag or old towel and be sure they are free of dust, grease and debris before you put them into their proper places.
Can you rinse drill bits?
Mix a 1:1 solution of laundry detergent and water in a bowl, and allow your drill bits to soak for about 10 minutes. Remove your tools and use a plastic brush or toothbrush to clean them off.