rob asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Profiles · 2 years ago

Should I fly a plane just after a new cylinder was installed?

Or get an instructor to do it, who has more experience with off-airport landings, Incase something should go wrong

6 Answers

  • Sky
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    The A&P would have taken it for a test flight and put it through all necessary testing in order to certify it as airworthy before it was returned to you. If it wasn't safe to fly, you wouldn't have the plane back.

    Source(s): airplane pilot since 1995
  • 2 years ago

    Cyclinders are fine. I would avoid cones till you are in the air as a great deal of concentration is needed to actually take off and wind the wheels in.

    Source(s): Saw several movies on airplane malfunction and a series about aircraft crash investigation.
  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    I doubt that your instructor has any more experience with "off-airport" landings than YOU do, Skippy. Nowhere in the training to acquire a commercial pilot's license and CFI rating is there a requirement to land an airplane in a corn field or crash into a forest.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    it's just a cylinder, piston and ring overhaul? The break in procedure is very fast. Engine bearings, on the other hand are different.

    Cylinder ring seat procedure is........

    Hard acceleration and deceleration ten times. This will seat the rings. The load a vacuum pressures push the rings out to seat against the cylinder wall.

    Source(s): Mechanic
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  • martin
    Lv 6
    2 years ago

    check your brakes first

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    1] It should be flown by someone who knows how to properly break it in.

    2] Good luck finding an instructor who has done an actual off-airport landing. For the vast majority it's only theoretical.

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