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Pitch
Pitch
is the distance, in inches, that a propeller section will move forward in one revolution, or the distance a nut will advance in one revolution of the screw in a single thread.
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source: FAA Acceptable Methods - Aircraft Inspection and Repair (AC 43.13-1B)

  1. Of the three axes in flight, this specifies the vertical action, the up-and-down movement. Compare ROLL and YAW.
  2. The angle of a propeller or rotor blade in relation to its arc; also the distance advanced by a blade in one full rotation.
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source: FAA Aerosense Glossary

The rotation of an airplane about its lateral axis, or on a propeller, the blade angle as measured from plane of rotation.
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source: FAA Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3A)

Rotation of an aircraft about its lateral axis.
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source: FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Airframe Handbook (FAA-H-8083-31)

The distance between the centers of adjacent rivets installed in the small row.
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source: FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Airframe Handbook (FAA-H-8083-31)

Term used to describe the frequency of a sound.
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source: FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician General Handbook (FAA-H-8083-30)


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