cowl flaps

cowl flaps

cowl flaps
The movable flaps located at the exit of the cowling that houses an air-cooled reciprocating engine. The amount of cooling air is controlled by opening or closing the cowl flaps.
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If the airplane has cowl flaps, parking it facing downwind, with the cowl flaps open, helps drive the heat out of the front of tbe cowling.
Cowl flaps which function the same as hood flaps have been used in previous racecar designs, but to the knowledge of the authors, no data have been published on their effectiveness.
For example, don't set power, then jump over to turn off a fuel pump, then jump back to check the cowl flaps.
Dealing with landing gear, pitch trim, cowl flaps, propeller controls and wing flaps--among other controls--during a touch-and-go makes for a busy time on the runway.
If the aircraft has cowl flaps, their proper rigging is essential for cooling efficiency--and for getting the most speed from the airframe.
I offered a list of items that ranged from power settings to pressurization to leaning and use of cowl flaps with autopilot usage along the way.
Loose or poorly adjusted cowl flaps may prevent it from closing completely.
Really wrong: Your flaps are still at approach setting; your cowl flaps must be closed because your CHT is redlined (top right of pilot yoke), your prop de-ice current draw is pegged (right meter below the radios--difficult to see), and SLI is the wrong frequency if you were planning to use it for backup.
Cowl flaps--I have departed with cowl flaps closed and caught it when the CHT told me I was over my 380-degree target.
With the propeller in the takeoff position and cowl flaps open, we used the 115 percent maximum takeoff power setting (limited to five minutes), which is roughly 5500 RPM.