When designing a pneumatic system, there are many options for the system’s tubing. Depending on its use, the tubing material could vary widely.

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An accumulator is a device that is capable of storing energy, and its functionality is made possible through the compression of dry inert gases within a container that is open to hydraulic oils or other incompressible fluids. Present in numerous industries, hydraulic accumulators are often either bladder type or floating piston type, though other variations may exist. In this blog, we will provide a brief overview of hydraulic accumulators, allowing you to best understand how they function and how they may be used.

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When utilizing navigation and guidance systems for autopilot, safety systems, and other such devices, a hardware component known as an accelerometer serves as one of the most important parts of the assembly. As an electromechanical device capable of measuring acceleration forces, static forces, dynamic forces, and speed changes can all be accurately captured for various applications. With the importance that accelerometers serve for aircraft, ships, automobiles, and various electronics, understanding their uses and functionalities is crucial for anyone regularly operating such systems.

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An aircraft fairing is a structure that serves to produce a smooth outline and diminish drag on aircraft surfaces. Fairing's primary functions are as covers for gaps and spaces between parts of an aircraft to reduce both form drag and interference drag while improving appearance.

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While rockets and their engines can seem immensely more powerful and complex as compared to aircraft engines, their method of operation is actually somewhat similar. As is with all reaction engines, rockets produce thrust through the ejection of materials in accordance to Newton's third law of motion. As such, rockets utilize the combustion of reactive chemicals in order to create the propulsive force needed to achieve acceleration.

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As aircraft and their structures continue to be developed and improved upon, various control surfaces have come about to assist in stabilizing the aircraft during flight and allowing for pilots to adjust directional heading. On the tail-end of the fuselage, aircraft often utilize elevators and horizontal stabilizers in order to adjust the pitch, yaw, and other axes alongside providing stabilization. For more higher performance aircraft that require more maneuverability, such as high speed military fighter jets, a fully moveable surface known as a stabilator combines the functionality of the elevator and horizontal stabilizer.

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There are different types of washers that are used in aviation manufacturing and in the aircraft industrial sectors. In this article, we will discuss three different washer types, those being plain washers, lock washers, and shakeproof lock washers. Aircraft washers utilized in airframe fix are either plain, lock, or extraordinary sort washers. Read the helpful article below for more information.

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Thrust reversal, also known as reverse thrust, is the momentary diversion of an aircraft engine’s thrust so that it acts counter to the forward travel of the aircraft, providing a means of deceleration. Thrust reversal systems are found on many jet aircraft, where they help the aircraft slow down upon touch-down, reduce wear on the brakes & landing gear, and enable shorter landing distances. These systems affect the aircraft significantly and are an integral component in its safe operation. In addition to jet aircraft, thrust reversal is used on many propeller-driven aircraft. In these aircraft, reverse thrust is achieved through the reversal of controllable-pitch propellers to a negative angle. There are multiple types of thrust reversal in both propeller-driven and jet aircraft.

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While the aircraft fuel system may be complex in design and construction, it is fairly simple in its purpose, which is to deliver a steady supply of fuel to the engine during operation. This flow must be supplied in exact amounts, accommodating for power settings, attitude, altitude, or any other flight condition or combination thereof. Depending on the aircraft in question, fuel systems such as the gravity fed or fuel pump system may be implemented. In this blog, we will discuss each type of fuel system and how they function.

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Similar to how an inactive motor vehicle will need time to warm up before it is safe to drive, aircraft also need significant care and time to warm up and “stretch.” If an aircraft is inactive for too long, it gets into what those in the aviation industry call “ hibernation mode” meaning its functions and components (such as the engine) may need time to warm up before operating. In the article below, you can read more about a specialists' manual for checking some essential territories of your plane before you head off somewhere out there this spring.

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