Microlight Ikarus C42

At the club where I learnt to fly we use the following checklist before taking to the air in a C42. Each club and for each type of aeroplane a different list is used, so please look upon these as examples only and ensure you use the correct one for your club and aircraft.


PRE START
SECURITY: Harnesses, Hatches, Headsets and Handbrake set.
THROTTLE: Check full & free movement, set closed, Choke as required.
AREA: No persons, animals or debris. Aircraft positioned safely.
MAGNETOS & Master: ON.
POWER: “CLEAR PROP”, wait, START. Set 2000 rpm. Check oil pressure.
RADIO: ON, Check intercom.

PRE FLIGHT
CONTROLS: Full & free movement & in correct sense. Flaps set for T.O. (Take-Off)
HARNESSES, Hatches & Headsets secure. No loose items.
INSTRUMENTS: Check FLIGHT instruments left to right. Set altimeter.
ENGINE: Check ENGINE instruments. Alt, warning light. Mags check.
FUEL: Check gauge confirms visual contents. Fuel tap ON.
TRIM: Set for Take Off.
WIND: Check direction and strength. Select runway.
RADIO: Check. Transponder (if required) set to STBY, 7000.
AREA: Check all around. Be aware of other airfield movements. .
POWER: After oil temp reaches 50°C. Set 3500 rpm, check mags, Power OFF – check smooth idle. Reset to 2000 rpm.

BEFORE TAKE-OFF
FUEL PUMP: ON. (Turn OFF after take-off at safe height).
STROBES: ON
TRANSPONDER: Set to ACS or ALT (if required).