How To Diagnose Your Engine Control

The proper diagnosis of electronic engine control systems is essential to ensure the safe operation of aircraft. Engine control is vital to the functioning of an aircraft and controls the thrust, speed, and fuel consumption. Vortex Systems provide multiple types of testers, for jet fuel control, hydraulics, and pneumatics.

Malfunctioning engine control systems can lead to a variety of issues, including increased engine wear, increased fuel consumption, and — in extreme cases — stalls and power loss. Testing them regularly will reduce the risk for pilots and passengers.

How to diagnose your engine control


When diagnosing engine control in aircraft, the most important thing is to identify the cause of the problem. This can be accomplished by hooking the engine control system up to our engine control testers and checking each necessary component. Identifying the source of the problem will determine the type of repair or maintenance that is necessary.


Once you’ve run a diagnostic, the next step is to assess the damage. This may involve inspecting the engine control system components, as well as the other systems connected to the engine control system. It is important to note any signs of damage or wear and tear, as this can affect the accuracy of the diagnosis.
How to diagnose your engine control
How to diagnose your engine control


Once the cause of the issue has been determined, the next step is to decide on a course of action. This may involve replacing faulty components, repairing broken or worn parts, or re-calibrating the engine control system. In some cases, it may be necessary to completely overhaul the engine control system. Follow your user manual and perform the proper procedures for your aircraft.


After the repairs have been made, the last step is to ensure that the engine control system is functioning correctly. Run another series of checks with our engine control tester to ensure that all components are functioning correctly.
How to diagnose your engine control

Diagnosing engine control for planes can be a complicated process, but it is essential to ensure the safe and efficient operation of aircraft.

By properly diagnosing the engine control system, you can ensure that your aircraft is running safely and efficiently.

Get a quote today from Vortex Systems for your testing apparatuses.