12. Battery switch OFF.
13. Galley power switches OFF.
14. Electric toilet Check condition and that
knife valve is open approximately 1/8 inch.
Chapter 2 provides information for servicing
during freezing temperatures.
15. Emergency equipment Check that all
required emergency equipment is available
and that two fire extinguishers and three
first-aid kits have current inspection dates.
8-13. FUEL SAMPLE.
A cold oil check is unreliable. Oil should
stopping engine. If more than 10 minutes
have elapsed, motor engine for 40 seconds
then recheck. If more than 10 hours have
elapsed, run engine for 2 minutes, then
recheck. Add oil as required. Do not
Fuel and oil quantity check may be
performed prior to exterior check to
preclude carrying ladder and fuel sample
container around during the inspection.
During warm weather, open fuel cap slowly
to prevent being sprayed by fuel under
1. Fuel sample Check collective fuel sample
from all drains for possible contamination.
Refer to Chapter 2 for locations.
All exterior check areas are illustrated in
8-14. LEFT WING, AREA 1.
1. Left wing area Check.
a. General condition Check for skin
damage such as buckling, splitting,
distortion, dents, or fuel leaks.
retraction/extension (approximately 1/4-
inch play) and skin damage such as
buckling, splitting, distortion, or dents.
c. Fuel sump drains Check for leaks.
d. Controls and trim tab Check security
and trim tab rig.
e. Static wicks Check security and
f. Wing tip and position lights Check
condition and for cracked lens.
g. Recognition light Check condition.
h. Landing/taxi light Check condition.
i. Outboard wing fuel vent Check free of
obstruction and leaks.
j. Main tank fuel and cap Check fuel level
visually, condition of seal, and cap tight
and properly installed. Locking tab aft.
k. Outboard deice boot Check for secure
bonding, cracks, loose patches, stall
strip, and general condition.
l. Stall warning vane Check free.
m. Tiedown Released.
n. Wing ice light Check condition.
o. Recessed and heated fuel vents Check
free of obstruction and leaks.
2. Left main landing gear Check.
a. Tires Check for cuts, bruises, wear,
appearance of proper inflation, wheel
condition, and that both tires have same
b. Brake assembly Check brake lines for
damage or signs of leakage and brake
linings for wear. Also check brake deice
assembly and bleed air hose for
condition and security.
c. Shock strut Check for signs of leakage,
minimum strut extension (4 inches C,
5.5 inches D), and that left and right strut
extension is approximately equal.
d. Torque knee Check condition.
e. Safety switch Check condition, wire,
f. Fire extinguisher pressure Check
g. Wheel well, doors, and linkage Check
for signs of leaks, broken wires, security,
and general condition.
h. Fuel sump drains (forward) Check for