While the flight instruments used on different aircraft vary greatly, there is one device that every plane is equipped with—the altimeter. First implemented on aircraft in 1928, the altimeter ushered in a new era of aviation in which the pilot could gauge their altitude accurately and not purely based on visual information. The rest of the 20th century brought about huge advancements in avionics technology, including the precision of the altimeter. Today, several devices are used concurrently to accurately represent altitude in real-time.


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Deposits within the engine of an aircraft can occur as a result of many things, often being due to the concentration of fuel and standard operations. As deposits build up, they can cause a number of issues in a variety of systems and components. Because of this, it is important that one amply understands how deposits form, what the most affected areas are, and how to combat such issues for the health of the fuel system and engine alike.


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Powerplant cooling systems are necessary for preventing the overheating of general aviation aircraft engines. As air must evenly move across all cylinders to effectively keep an engine cool, modern reciprocating aircraft engines utilize pressure cooling systems to minimize  the accumulation of heat by forcing the downflow of cold air. Dividing an engine into two separate parts—a high pressure area above the engine and low pressure area below the engine—pressure cooling in piston powered aircraft involves the use of cowling secured with rigid and flexible baffles to facilitate and promote engine airflow.


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Hydraulic systems are common to aircraft, ensuring that landing gear, brakes, flaps, thrust reversers, flight controls, and other systems can be operated without full reliance on one’s own strength. Requiring only a small amount of fluid, more force than a pneumatic system may be achieved with ease for high reliability. To better understand how airplane hydraulics are used, we will discuss their design, implementation, and functionality.


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Additives are commonly added to many fuel types to mitigate harmful deposits that can settle within an engine. Often included to improve fuel and aircraft performance, there are a myriad of additives that can be added to jet fuel to benefit particular aircraft. With close to a dozen potential additives to choose from including corrosion inhibitors, static dissipators, anti-oxidants, fuel system icing inhibitors (FSII), biocide, and more, there are only two that primarily need to be considered for jet fuel. As jet engines require fuel capable of reaching certain performance requirements, additives must be applied during fueling to further prolong engine longevity and reduce engine deposits.


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The turboprop engine is a common type of turbine engine, utilizing the combustion of fuel-and-air-mixtures in order to drive aircraft propellers. Commonly found on a variety of aircraft models, the turboprop engine is known for its high efficiency at lower flight speeds, excelling over turbojet and turbofan engine types of the same size in regard to fuel burned per seat-mile, takeoff distance requirements, and landing distance requirements. As an engine that can highly benefit various commuter aircraft, it can be useful to familiarize oneself with the makeup of turboprop engines to best understand how they function.


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The aircraft gas turbine engine is a powerful apparatus, capable of harnessing the combustion of fuel and air mixtures for the means of generating the propulsive force and thrust needed for flight. While coming in various forms, a typical gas turbine engine will feature an air inlet, compressor, combustor or combustion chamber, turbine blade section, exhaust section, and various accessories or other aerospace components. Turbine engines will also share common assemblies for their cooling, fuel system operations, or pressurization, often implementing oil cooler parts, lubrication system equipment, and other various components. Nevertheless, various turbine engine types have come about over the years with slightly different designs, those of which are the turbojet, turbofan, turboprop, and turboshaft.


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Aircraft flight instruments are one of the most important tools for pilots, allowing them to monitor various flight conditions that are needed for safe and efficient operations. While instruments are advanced and useful devices for flight, they are nothing without a trained pilot to digest their data for the means of flight management. In this blog, we will discuss the various instrument installations and markings that are common to aircraft, allowing you to have a better idea of how readings may be conducted.


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The gas turbine engine is a widely used engine type for aircraft, utilizing the combustion of fuel and air mixtures to produce the propulsive force needed for achieving flight. As the ignition of fuel and air mixtures results in a stream of hot, expanding exhaust gases, there needs to be a system in place to rid the engine of this byproduct after it is used to drive assemblies. With the exhaust section of the gas turbine engine, spent gases are expelled rearward at a high velocity to achieve more thrust as well as to mitigate turbulence.


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The flight control systems of most aircraft comprise a series of rods and bellcranks that connect the flight control surfaces, such as the aileron, rudder, or elevator, to a series of cables that run through the wings and fuselage to the yoke or stick. When motion is applied by the pilot to the stick or yoke, these cables transmit the motion to the control surface. Similar to the way an automobile needs regular alignments and adjustments to help it steer properly and track straight, the aircraft control system must also be regularly adjusted to ensure the aircraft flies straight and level.


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A bearing is any surface that supports or is supported by another surface. A quality bearing is made of material strong enough to withstand the pressure it is exposed to while permitting the other surface to move with minimal friction and wear. The bearing must be held tightly in position with close tolerance to provide efficient and quiet operation, yet still be allowed to move freely. To do this while reducing friction and power loss, aircraft engines employ many different types of bearings.


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An aircraft hinge is a mechanical bearing device used to connect two parts and allow them to rotate relative to one another along a fixed axis. Depending on the hinge’s type, its components can move either within a limited arc or with complete 360° freedom. Hinges are used in a broad range of applications such as doors, gates, window shutters, lids, and more. Because they are used in so many different areas, there are a wide range of types of hinges available. This blog will discuss the most prominent types of hinges and the materials they are commonly made from.


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When it comes to drones, UAVs, and eVTOL aircraft, the importance of an optimized motor-propeller configuration cannot be overstated. Not only will this ensure your aircraft can fly, it will allow your aircraft to perform at optimal capability. Though regular testing of your motors and propellers throughout the design process may be tiresome and seem unnecessary, it can save valuable time and resources in the long run. Data from manufacturer parts manuals can give you an idea which motors and propellers will work in your design, but before testing it out, it’s not possible to know for certain just how well your drone will work. While there are many benefits to testing your drone motor and propeller, this blog will cover five of the most significant.


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A hoist is a mechanism used to lift or lower loads via a chain. They often feature two wheels around which a chain is wound. As the chain is pulled, it winds around the wheels in one direction, either lifting or lowering the load to which it is attached. Since the early 1900s, electric and manual hoists have been manufactured in bulk. Hoists are being used in a broad range of industries all over the world where they provide countless benefits. Their chief benefit is that they make the typically complicated job of lifting heavy materials simple and easy. Because of this, many operators are using electric hoists for lifting heavy weights while still relying on manual lifting for lower weights. However, this is not necessarily the best idea. This blog will discuss why operators should be using electric chain hoists for all lifting, light or heavy.


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A smoke detector is a security device that senses smoke to indicate the presence of fire. Commercial smoke detectors send a signal to a fire alarm control panel as part of a greater fire alarm system. Household smoke detectors, on the other hand, typically issue a local audible or visual alarm from the detector itself or several interlinked smoke detectors. While smoke detectors are found in every building, few people are familiar with how they work. This blog will discuss how smoke detectors work and how to get the best out of yours.


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This blog will explain all eight and how they can affect the function and reliability of your screw jack system.


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For a safe and smooth drone flight, it’s important that every drone part is working efficiently. Understanding this and knowing about these components will give any UAV owner an advantage and better chances of having a long surviving drone. If you experience issues with drone flight, then understanding the functions of each drone component will help you solutionism and fix the problem. For a more detailed explanation on drone parts and components, read the article below.


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While many may be familiar with remote-piloted aircraft (RPA) drones as a technology for hobbyists and enthusiasts, such technology has rapidly expanded in popularity and use in recent years, permeating multiple consumer, government, and enterprise sectors. From providing aerial shots for photography to locating missing persons during a search and rescue operation, drones are quickly finding more use as they continue to develop. To understand drones and the future they pose, it is important to be aware of the various materials and parts that they are composed of.


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Ventilators are a key clinical hardware that is required for adequately managing basic patients suffering with the novel coronavirus, or with other respiratory diseases. A key clinical hardware that is required for successfully managing basic patients is a ventilator. It's a clinical gadget that helps facilitate breathing when the lungs of a patient neglect to do it normally. A ventilator is built of a breathing cylinder that is embedded into the windpipe of a patient. The opposite finish of the breathing cylinder is associated with the ventilator. For a brief but detailed look at ventilators, read on below.


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Pump and compressor parts are important for a wide variety of applications. Water heating, air conditioning, gasoline, and many other everyday systems rely on pumps and compressors for their functionality. With pumps and compressors, the movement of fluids is made easy, enabling a multitude of capabilities that have shaped our society and industries. In this blog, we will discuss pumps and compressors, and how they function.


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