8-7. FUEL SAMPLE.
Fuel and oil quantity check may
be performed prior to BEFORE
EXTERIOR CHECK. During warm
weather open fuel cap slowly to
prevent being sprayed by fuel
under pressure due to thermal
Check collective fuel sample from all drains for
possible contamination. Thru-flight check is
only required if aircraft has been refueled.
8-8. LEFT WING, AREA 1.
Left wing area-Check as follows (fig. 8-1):
General condition-Check for skin damage
such as buckling, splitting, distortion,
dents, or fuel leaks.
(approximately 0.25 inch play) and skin
distortion, or dents.
Fuel sump drains (3)-Check for leaks.
Controls and trim tab-Check security and
trim tab rig.
All static wicks (24) must be
Static wicks-Check security and condition.
Wing pod, navigation lights and antennas
(2) -Check condition.
Recognition light-Check condition.
Outboard antenna set-Check condition.
Main tank fuel and cap-Check fuel level
visually, condition of seal, and cap tight
and properly installed.
Outboard wing fuel vent-Check free of
Outboard deice boot-Check for secure
bonding, cracks, loose patches, stall
strips, and general condition.
Stall warning vane-Check free.
Inboard dipole antenna set-Check for
security and cracks at mounting points.
Check bonding secure, boots free of cuts
Wing ice light-Check condition.
AC GPU access door-Secure.
Recessed and heated fuel vents-Check
free of obstruction.
Inverter inlet and exhaust louvers-Check
free of obstructions.
8-9. LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR.
Left main landing gear-Check as follows:
Tires-Check for cuts, bruises, wear,
proper inflation and wheel condition.
Brake assembly-Check brake lines for
damage or signs of leakage, brake linings
assembly and bleed air hose for condition
Shock strut-Check for signs of leakage,
minimum strut extension, (5.50 inches)
and that left and right strut extension is
Torque knee-Check condition.
Safety switch-Check condition, wire, and
pressure within limits.
Wheel well, doors, and linkage-Check for
signs of leaks, broken wires, security, and
Fuel sump drains (forward)-Check for
8-10. LEFT ENGINE AND PROPELLER.
Left engine-Check as follows: