Propeller Governors: Think Beyond RPM

They're essentially critical oil pumps, and neglect by ignoring calendar-time inspections and overhauls can lead to corrosion and catastrophic failures.

Step up to a complex airplane and eventually you’ll deal with maintaining the constant-speed propeller governor. While instructors rarely teach more than the things to look for on the preflight walk-around (oil slung on the prop blades, for one), not enough emphasis is placed on the importance of keeping the governor healthy, while also recognizing […]
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Editor in Chief Larry Anglisano has been a staple at Aviation Consumer since 1995. An active land, sea and glider pilot, Larry has over 30 years’ experience as an avionics repairman and flight test pilot. He’s the editorial director overseeing sister publications Aviation Safety magazine, IFR magazine and is a regular contributor to KITPLANES magazine with his Avionics Bootcamp column.