RCAC Flying Scholarship Exam 3

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RCAC Flying Scholarship Exam 3

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  • 1. 
    The ________ is the term used to describe the complete structure of an airplane including the fuel tanks and lines, but without engines and instruments installed.
    • A. 

      Airframe

    • B. 

      Empennage

    • C. 

      Fuselage

    • D. 

      Canard

  • 2. 
    As the angle of attack of an airfoil is increased up to the point of stall, the center of pressure will move _________.
    • A. 

      Back.

    • B. 

      Forward.

    • C. 

      Up.

    • D. 

      Will not move.

  • 3. 
    ________ should be used in order to gain the most altitude in a given amount of time.
    • A. 

      Best angle of climb.

    • B. 

      Best rate of climb.

    • C. 

      Best climbing configuration.

    • D. 

      Best climb time.

  • 4. 
    When gliding into a fairly strong headwind, greater distance may be covered over the ground if the speed is kept ________the best lift / drag speed.
    • A. 

      Slightly slower than

    • B. 

      Much slower than

    • C. 

      Slightly faster than

    • D. 

      At

  • 5. 
    The maximum speed at which an airplane can be safely operated in smooth air is called ______.
    • A. 

      Maneuvering speed (Va)

    • B. 

      Normal operating limit speed (Vno)

    • C. 

      Max flap down speed (Vfe)

    • D. 

      Never exceed speed (Vne)

  • 6. 
    In some ways a spiral dive resembles a spin. Hovever, in a spin the airspeed is _______. In a spiral dive the airspeed is ______.
    • A. 

      Constant and relatively low, increasingly rapid.

    • B. 

      Increasing rapidly, constant and relatively low

    • C. 

      Constant and relatively low, remains the same.

    • D. 

      Increasing, decreasing.

  • 7. 
    ________ refers to the shape of a wing as seen from directly above.
    • A. 

      Top view.

    • B. 

      Plan view.

    • C. 

      Form view.

    • D. 

      Wing view.

  • 8. 
    The steaper the angle of bank for any given airspeed, _____.
    • A. 

      The larger the radius of the turn.

    • B. 

      The greater the rate of turn.

    • C. 

      The higher the stalling speed.

    • D. 

      Both B and C.

  • 9. 
    The aspect ratio of a wing is computed by dividing the span by the_____.
    • A. 

      Camber

    • B. 

      Length

    • C. 

      Average chord.

    • D. 

      Weight

  • 10. 
    The _____ of an airfoil is the curvature of the upper and lower surfaces.
    • A. 

      Chord

    • B. 

      Camber

    • C. 

      Pressure

    • D. 

      Span

  • 11. 
    The lift / drag ratio is determined by;
    • A. 

      Dividing the live load by the dead load.

    • B. 

      Dividing the lift coefficient by the drag coefficient.

    • C. 

      Dividing performance by endurance.

    • D. 

      Dividing the drag coefficient by the lift coefficient.

  • 12. 
    Air flowing over the upper surface of the wing tends to flow ______.
    • A. 

      Slower than the air under the wing.

    • B. 

      Faster than the air flowing under the wing..

    • C. 

      Inward.

    • D. 

      Both B and C.

  • 13. 
    Which of the the following factors does not affect the stalling speed (IAS) of an airfoil.
    • A. 

      C of G.

    • B. 

      Weight.

    • C. 

      Temperature.

    • D. 

      Flaps.

  • 14. 
    The initial tendency of an aircraft to return to its original position is known as _____ stability.
    • A. 

      Neutral

    • B. 

      Dynamic

    • C. 

      Directional

    • D. 

      Static

  • 15. 
    An aircraft loaded with the C of G too far aft will have _____ tendency.
    • A. 

      Nose up

    • B. 

      Nose down

    • C. 

      Stable

    • D. 

      No effect.

  • 16. 
    Most high wing aircraft are laterally stable because the wings are attached in a high position on the fuselage and because the weight is therefore low. When the aircraft is disturbed and one wing dips, the weight acts as a pendulum returning the aircraft to its original attitude. The cause of this stability is known as _____.
    • A. 

      An anhedral

    • B. 

      Precession

    • C. 

      Sweepback

    • D. 

      Keel effect.

  • 17. 
    The most important property of the atmosphere is _____.
    • A. 

      Mobility

    • B. 

      Expansion

    • C. 

      Compression

    • D. 

      Upward air currents.

  • 18. 
    From a standpoint of weather, _____ is the most important component of the air.
    • A. 

      Water vapour.

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Pollution

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 19. 
    The ICAO standard atmosphere for the continent of North America assumes _____.
    • A. 

      The rate of decrease of temperature with height is 3 deg per 1,000'.

    • B. 

      The air is a perfectly dry gas.

    • C. 

      A mean sea level pressure of 992 mb.

    • D. 

      A mean sea level temperature of 20 deg C.

  • 20. 
    Warm air is ______ than cold air therefore tends to _____.
    • A. 

      Less dense, rise.

    • B. 

      Less dense, sink.

    • C. 

      More dense, sink.

    • D. 

      More dense, rise.

  • 21. 
    If adjusted for the current pressure, the altimeter will read the true elevation of the aerodrome _____.
    • A. 

      Above mean ground level.

    • B. 

      Above sea level.

    • C. 

      As zero.

    • D. 

      Above the equator.

  • 22. 
    Altostratus clouds fall into which category of clouds?
    • A. 

      Low

    • B. 

      Middle

    • C. 

      High

    • D. 

      Vertical development.

  • 23. 
    A sea breeze occurs during the _____ and the wind blows from the _____ to the _____.
    • A. 

      Day, land, water.

    • B. 

      Day, water, land.

    • C. 

      Night, land, water.

    • D. 

      Night, water, land.

  • 24. 
    In a climb from the surface to several thousand feet AGL, the wind will _____ and ____.
    • A. 

      Back and decrease.

    • B. 

      Back and increase.

    • C. 

      Veer and decrease.

    • D. 

      Veer and increase.

  • 25. 
    Relative humidity;
    • A. 

      Is the ratio of water present in the air compared to the amount the same volume of air could hold if it were saturated.

    • B. 

      Is the ratio of water present in the air compared to the amount the same volume of air could hold if it were dry.

    • C. 

      Decrease when a given mass of air is cooled and no new water vapor is added.

    • D. 

      Both A and C.