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Operations Directive No. 29 Oct. 1, 1942.pdf

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OFFICE OF CIVILIAN DEFENSE
WASHINGTON, D. C.
CIVIL AIR PATROL

OEN ATIONS DIR CTI )
NO.

NATIONALHEADQU~TERS
WASHINGTON, 0CTC~ER I, 1942

CH~CK LIST FOR PILOTS

I. Commanding Officers of all CAP operating
Bases and Stations are hereby dlrected to have a suitable
Check List placed in the pilot compartment of each airplane
assigned to their respective commands.
2. Special Check Lists shall be prepared for the
various types of airplanes assigned to each Base or Station.
The general Check List presented on the accomp~nying pages
will serve as a guide in the preparation of these lists.
3. Check Lists shall be protected by cellophane
covers or envelopes ~ud shall be fastened in the pilot compertments in such manner that they will not be removed.
By direction of National

~L~RRY
Corps
Officer

C}~CK LIST
F0~: (State Airplane Make & Model No.
Engine Make and Horsepower)
STARTING ENGINEi
i. Check" fuel in all tahk~ be not rely on electric fuel au~.,
2. Turn fuel valve to full ta~
. - 3 , P r i m e e n g i n e p r o p e r l y.
4.
Place carburetor mixture c0n£901 and/6z altitude adjustment in
"Full Rich" position.
5. See that carburetor heat '~on%rol is off for take-off.
6. Check propeller control for "Low Pitch" position.
7. Turn on master switch.
8. Start engine.
9 . Wa r m t o p r o p e r t e m p e r a t u r e ( C y l i n d e r h e a d t e m p e r a t u r e ,
(0il tempera%are ,__________3
lO. Check engine instruments.
ll. Set altimeter to altitude of airport.
12. Check proper position of flaps.
13. Check radio.
For s h i p s t h a t a r e a r m e d :
Check bomb rack and hanging of bomb.
b. Chock operation of arming handle to make sur0 it will catch
arming wire on bomb,
.~ Remove cotter pins from fuses and to.ks them along with alrplano.
TAKE -OFF_:
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6,
7.
8.

RAm-up engine. Check fuel and oil pressure.
Check propeller control for "Low Pitch" position.
Chock magnetos by ignition switches,
Re-check fuel valve position for full tank.
Check operation of all controls before starting 'take-off.
Chock trim tab setting and flan position.
R . P. M . f o r t a k e - o f f n o t t o e x c e e d
Manifold pressure not to exceed
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Continue use of low propeller pitch.
Maintain proper manifold pressure.
Chock oil temperature.
0 p e n o i l r a d i a t o r.
Continue "Full Rich" carburetor setting.
Check fuel and oil pressure.
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Check flight instruments.

For s h i

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rme

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a_z_. A v o i d , a s f a r a s p o s s i b l e , p a s s i n g o v e r p o p u l a t e d a r e a s w h e n
carrying bombs of any kind.

M-2778

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Chock ~ist

C~UISE:
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2.

3,
4.
5.
6.

S o t p r o p e l l e r p i t c h a n d t h r o t t l e t o p r o p e r c ~ u i ~ i n g h o r s e p o w e r.
Adjust carburetor heat control,
Adjust carburgtor mixture for altitude.
Adjust oil radiator shutters for proper oil temperature
Chock generator output.
Maintain a record of time on each fuel tank to check fuel
consumption rate.
C r u i s i n g s p e e d R . P. M .
Manifol~ pressure
Switch fuel tanks while thero is sufficient gasoline in the
low talc to insure roanhin~ a safe landing area.

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DESCENT:
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2.

5.
6.
7.

Wind in trailing antanna.
Set carbUretor heat control to "Hot Air" position.
Adjust mixture control and/or adjustment at "El, Rich" position.
C l o s e o i l r a d i a t o r.
Sot propeller pitch control for "Low Pitch".
Clear engine during descent.
Adjust trim tab for landing.

STOPPING E~NGINE:
l o

2.

3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

06oi engine gradually by idling as required.
Chc:ck propeller for "Low Pitch" position.
Stop engine by placing carburetor adjustment at "Lean" or "Idle
Cut Off" position.
Turn ignition switch to "Off" position.
Close fuel valves.
Tu r n o f f r a d i o t r a n s m i t t e r a n d p o c o i v o r.
Tu r n o ff m ~ s t o r s ~ i t c h .

For ships that arc armed:
a.

M-2778

Immediately following landing, replace cotter pins in fuses
of bombs.