AIRFRAME PARTS, METALS, PROCESSES, AND HARDWARE
STP Tasks: 551-753-1002
In this lesson you will learn airframe parts, metal qualities and
stresses, metal working processes, and selected items of aircraft
demonstrate your knowledge of aircraft metals and metal
processing, and apply your knowledge of selected items
of aircraft hardware.
You will study the material in
classroom environment or at home.
You will correctly answer all the questions in the
practice exercise before you proceed to the next lesson.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from
the following publications: FM 1-563 (Fundamentals of
Airframe Maintenance). TM 1-1500-204-23-10
An aircraft is constructed of many parts, or structural members, that
are either riveted, bolted, screwed, bonded, or welded together.
These structural members form units or assemblies, and they are then
designated principal airframe parts.
Individual structural members
may vary in size, shape, or composition; however, the principal
airframe parts they form are readily identified on any conventional
aircraft as illustrated in Figures 1-1 and 1-2.