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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This blog will explain all eight and how they can affect the function and reliability of your screw jack system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keysight Electronic Calibration (ECal) Modules are state-of-the art, solid-state devices with programmable and highly repeatable impedance states that are traceable through the National Metrology Institute (NMI). ECal modules are controlled by the Keysight network analyzers, meaning no external PC is required. Electronic calibration replaces the need for traditional mechanical standard calibration, and provides reliable calibration that eliminates outside factors like operator error, all while making the calibration process more simple and convenient.
A signal generator is any type of device that can create an electronic signal in the form of a wavelength. Oftentimes, they’re used for development and test systems within other equipment designed for assessments. There are various types that you can find in the current market, but each serve the primary purpose of producing an electrical signal. Some very common generators include vector signal generators. signal generators, and arbitrary function generators.
Circuit breakers are automatically operated electrical switches designed to protect against damage caused by electrical overload or short circuit. Its basic function is to interrupt current flow after a fault is detected. There are three types of circuit breakers: standard, ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI), and arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCI). Each type handles different amp capacities and operates in different locations depending on the necessity of defense.
While many people believe that the electrical components of an aircraft or automobile are controlled by the housed battery, this is actually not the case. The electrical system of a vehicle is controlled by the alternator which is one of the main components of the vehicle charging system. An alternator is a type of generator that creates electric power through the conversion of mechanical energy into electric energy. In this blog, we will discuss how an alternator works, as well as their benefit to vehicles that utilize electrical equipment.
In industries as complex as aerospace and defense, there are countless parts and pieces of machinery in circulation. Manufacturers, buyers, sellers, and so on need to be familiar with each of them to do business. So how do entities in this industry navigate all these parts? One such way is through the NSN code system. An NSN, or National Stock Number, is a unique number given to a part that is commonly used throughout the federal supply system.
Although aircraft functions differ greatly based on their design, their basic structures are all roughly the same. While there are many subcomponents, there are really only five major aircraft components: the fuselage, wings, empennage, powerplant, and landing gear.
National Stock Numbers or NSNs, are 13-digit serial numbers assigned to all standardized items within the federal supply chain. All components that are used by the U.S Department of Defense are required to have an NSN, the purpose of which is to provide a standardized naming of components. The NSN system can be dated back to WWII when the military would use a specific component that had several different names depending on who supplied or manufactured the component. This made it difficult for the military to locate suppliers, or share items between the different organizational branches. An item could be in short supply in one location, but in surplus in another. To solve this sourcing issue, the Department of Defense created the NSN system.
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