Helicopter Turbine Engine Power Check (HCM-4) Mobile App
The purpose of the Helicopter Turbine Engine Power Check (HCM-4) mobile app is to gather engine performance data which, when graphed with subsequent power checks, may indicate power fluctuations at high speeds that could potentially lead to engine failure.
How does it work?
The app replaces paper inspection forms, which are traditionally kept with the helicopter and completed prior to every helicopter flight. Now, all a helicopter pilot needs is a smartphone or tablet to complete this important pre-trip check for gas turbine engines.
When it comes to protecting the safety of helicopter pilots and their passengers, it's important to complete safety inspections of all systems prior to taking off. With the Helicopter Turbine Engine Power Check, pilots can check fuel flow, rotor blade speed, oil pressure, fuel control, overall fuel consumption and other items on the instrument panel to ensure that the engine power doesn't fail at high speeds and that all systems are in proper working order. When the app finds that certain helicopters are found to have power output that is below the minimum published performance charts, or other issues related to oil pressure and turbine wheels, they can be removed from service and repaired. Perfect for hands-on training of new pilots, helicopter flight schools and private helicopter pilots, the app is easy to use and fully customizable to your needs.