Visually check airplane for general condition during walk-around inspection. In cold weather, remove even small accumulations of frost, ice or snow from wing, tail and control surfaces. Also, make sure that control surfaces contain no internal accumulations of ice or debris. Prior to flight, check that pitot heater (if installed) is warm to touch within 30 seconds with battery and pitot heat switches on. If a night flight is planned, check operation of all lights, and make sure a flashlight is available.
1. Pilot's Operating Handbook
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2. Landing Gear Lever -- DOWN.
3. Control Wheel Lock - - REMOVE.
4. Ignition Switch -- OFF.
5. Avionics Power Switch -- OFF.
6. Master Switch -- ON.
1. Rudder Gust Lock -- REMOVE.
2. Tail Tie-Down -- DISCONNECT.
3. Control Surfaces -- CHECK freedom of movement and security.
3 RIGHT WING Trailing Edge
1. Aileron -- CHECK freedom of movement and security.
4 RIGHT WING
1. Wing Tie-Down -- DISCONNECT.
2. Main Wheel Tire -- CHECK for proper inflation.
3. Before first flight of the day and after each refueling, use sampler cup and drain small quantity of fuel from fuel tank sump quick- drain valve and fuel selector quick-drain valve (located on bottom of fuselage) to check for water, sediment, and proper fuel grade.
4. Fuel Quantity -- CHECK VISUALLY for desired level.
5. Fuel Filler Cap -- SECURE and vent unobstructed.
1. Static Source Openings (both
sides of fuselage) --CHECK for stoppage.
2. Engine Oil Level -- CHECK. Do not operate with less than five quarts Fill to eight quarts for extended flight.
3. Before first flight of the day and after each refueling, pull out strainer drain knob for about four seconds to clear fuel strainer of possible water and sediment. Check strainer drain closed. If water is observed, the fuel system may contain additional water, and further draining of the system at the strainer, fuel tank sumps, and fuel selector valve will be necessary.
4. Propeller and Spinner -- CHECK for nicks, security and oil leaks.
5. Landing Lights -- CHECK for condition and cleanliness.
6. Nose Gear Doors -- CHECK for security.
7. Nose Wheel Strut and Tire -- CHECK for proper inflation.
S. Nose Tie-Down -- DISCONNECT.
6 LEFT WING
1. Main Wheel Tire -- CHECK for proper
2. Before first flight of day and after each refueling, use sampler cup and drain small quantity of fuel from fuel tank sump quick-drain valve to check for water, sediment and proper fuel grade.
3. Fuel Quantity -- CHECK VISUALLY for desired level.
4. Fuel Filler Cap -- SECURE.
7 LEFT WING Leading Edge
1. Pitot Tube Cover -- REMOVE and check opening for
2. Fuel Tank Vent Opening -- CHECK for stoppage.
3. Stall Warning Vane -- CHECK for freedom of movement while master switch is momentarily turned ON (horn should sound when vane is pushed upward).
4. Wing Tie-Down -- DISCONNECT.
8 LEFT WING Trailing Edge
1. Aileron -- CHECK for freedom of movement and