If you are a new or prospective pilot, trying to determine which aircraft and/or systems are best for your needs and desires can be a somewhat complex endeavor. For example, the systems that transport fuel-and-air mixtures to the engine for combustion are paramount for standard operations, and one is often presented with the choice of either a fuel injection system or a carburetor. While carrying out the same duties, the way in which the two systems do so is different. As such, it is highly recommended that one takes the time to consider their needs before making an investment so that they may ensure that everything is the right fit.


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Modern aircraft engines are powerful apparatuses, capable of compressing, mixing, and combusting fuel-and-air mixtures for the means of generating the propulsive force necessary for forward momentum and lift. With fuel-and-air combustion comes large amounts of intensive heat, that of which is expelled from the engine exhaust section to protect the assembly from extreme temperatures and pressures. While effective, some heat will still traverse to other sections of the engine, potentially leading to hazards if not combated. As such, aircraft utilize their engine oil system to help cool cylinders and other components. While this serves for optimal thermal management, engine oil also has the added benefit of lubrication, contamination removal, and more.


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When working with various fluids that are traversing within enclosed systems, it is very beneficial to have as much control over flow and movement as required for safety, performance, etc. In order to achieve this, it is common to use valves which are devices with adjustable orifices and elements that allow flow to effectively be manipulated. Based on one’s needs, there are a number of valves to choose from, each varying in its specific design and capabilities. One popular type of valve for control is the non-return valve, and this device is a single-way valve that only permits fluids to flow in a singular direction. This is crucial when fluids cannot be allowed to move upstream, whether this is due to issues such as increased fluid pressure, contamination, performance loss, etc. In this blog, we will discuss the functionality and design of non-return valves, allowing you to have a better understanding of the options available for you and when they can be used.


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From before they leave the terminal to the time when they land at their target destination, aircraft pilots must make a lot of important decisions during each flight. When making these decisions, there will be many different things to take in consideration, all of which can change at a moment's notice. To best prepare pilots for the multitude of decisions they will need to make, a model for decision making was devised called the “5 Ps.” These five factors should be considered at many different points during a flight, including during pre-flight checks before takeoff, multiple times throughout the flight, during landing right before final approach, and just before entering ground traffic. Whether responding to regular changes in the environment or facing an emergency, these five factors should be considered:


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Electromagnetic relays are a common form of electronic control device for circuits, providing management through automatic switching that occurs based on current conditions. Such relays feature a control and controlled system, those of which are respectively known as the input and output loop. With a small current, electromagnetic relay are able to govern a larger current with a higher voltage. With this simple role, electromagnetic relays are used for safety, conversion, and adjustment.


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Although many aircraft designs are moving toward jet turbines as their source of thrust, there is still a non-negligible number of vessels dependent on propellers. The propeller design was the first to be implemented on airplanes and has not changed much in its century-old history. When building or repairing an aircraft, one of the most critical factors in determining performance is choosing the right propeller. This determination is entirely-application based, and it is important to know what metrics are involved in choosing an optimal propeller. In this blog, we will discuss everything you need to know about propeller selection.


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Aircraft contain complicated electrical systems that are used to transmit data and signals to power up electrical devices through a complex assembly of wires both within and between systems. Since wires are an intrinsic component of all modern aircraft, they should be shielded to protect their core from getting damaged, especially from the flayed ends of the holes through which they are threaded. This is where grommets, not to be confused with eyelets since they share similar functions, come into the picture. Grommets are made of metal, rubber, or plastic, and they are used to protect the holes through which the wires pass. In contrast, eyelets are used to stabilize the sharp edges around the holes. Thus, seeing how grommets and eyelets are fundamental to aircraft safety, this blog shall shed more light on the functionalities of each and explore the differences between them.


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Aircraft fabric fasteners are the materials utilized for covering open structures in aircraft. All the supporting materials used during aircraft fabric covering and repairs have to be approved by the FAA, ensuring their airworthiness and reliability. In this blog, we will talk about FAA-approved aircraft fabric fasteners commonly used for fabric covering and their benefits.


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Heat shrink tubing is a standard product used in various electrical setups to protect electrical parts from moisture, dust, abrasion, and sharp objects which can damage wires and other electrical components. Heat shrink tubing also helps secure loose binding cables, connectors, joints, and terminals to create organized bundles. In addition, color-coded heat shrink tubing may aid in facilitating wires and the identification of similar components.


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Serving as the world's most complex vehicle, the airplane is made up of many parts. As an example, the Boeing 747 contains roughly 6 million individual components. When considering all parts, some play a more significant role than others in holding everything together or for providing safety during flight, such as structural panels and fasteners, for instance.


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