leva dell'arricchitore

10:22 Dec 10, 2003
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / aeronautics/ engineering
Italian term or phrase: leva dell'arricchitore
manuale per operazioni di volo su mezzi ultraleggeri
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5 +1mixture lever
3choke lever
Derek Smith

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choke lever

Hi sylcompa
This sounds like a choke lever on a petrol engine, serving to adjust the fuel/air ratio supplied by the carburettor, but if the correct intrepretation is vital to the understandably important goal of remaining airborne, I would recommend seeking confirmation from your customer.

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mixture lever

In an aircraft you need to diminish the fuel flow to the engine as you gain altitude, in order to maintain an optimal ratio fuel/air. Conversely, when you descend, the mixture must be enriched.
The correspopnding control is the mixture lever.
You do not have air chokes in aircraft.

... take-off. This failure was such that the mixture lever arm on the
carburetor was pulled to the idle cut-off position. The pilot ...
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agree  Derek Smith: On returning after more than a year I see that your answer was certainly correct. I hope the asker's failure to award points does not reflect a fatal misundersanding of ultralight aircraft engine controls...
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