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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.07.08): Preignition


Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms, names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.

Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research any intriguing terms.

Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are ALWAYS welcome, as are additions or discussion of the explanations given for each Aero-Term.


Ignition of the fuel-air mixture inside the cylinder of an engine before the normal spark occurs. Preignition can be caused by an incandescent piece of carbon or by any other sharp edge or pint inside the cylinder that gets red-hot. 



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