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Drag
technical 22 April 2021
  Drag Drag is the force that resists the movement of an aircraft through the air.   There are two basic types: parasite drag and induced dr...
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 Wingtip Vortices
technical 21 April 2021
  Wingtip Vortices   Formation of Vortices The action of the airfoil that gives an aircraft lift also causes induced drag. When an airfoil i...
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 Magneto-Ignition Timing Devices
technical 20 April 2021
  Magneto-Ignition Timing Devices Built-In Engine Timing Reference Marks Most reciprocating engines have timing reference marks built into...
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Crankcase Sections
technical 19 April 2021
 Crankcase Sections The foundation of an engine is the crankcase. It contains the bearings and bearing supports in which the crankshaft revo...
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Spark plug gap erosion
technical 18 April 2021
  Spark plug gap erosion The spark carries with it a portion of the electrode, part of which is deposited on the other electrode. The remain...
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The Powerplant
technical 16 April 2021
The Powerplant The powerplant usually includes both the engine and the propeller. The primary function of the engine is to provide the power...
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Landing Gear
technical 15 April 2021
  Landing Gear The landing gear is the principal support of the airplane when parked or cpz , taxiing, taking off, or landing. The most comm...
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Internal Muffler Failures
technical 14 April 2021
  Internal Muffler Failures Internal failures (baffles, diffusers, etc.) can cause partial or complete engine power loss by restricting the ...
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Compressor Inlet Screens
technical 14 April 2021
Compressor Inlet Screens   To prevent the engine from readily ingesting any items that can be drawn in the intake, a compressor inlet screen...
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Engine Fuel System Components
technical 13 April 2021
Engine Fuel System Components Main Fuel Pumps (Engine Driven) Main fuel pumps deliver a continuous supply of fuel at the proper pressure a...
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FABRICATION OF STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS
technical 12 April 2021
  FABRICATION OF STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS The introduction of all-metal, stressed skin aircraft resulted in methods and types of fabrication wh...
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How significant is a simple aircraft equipment/computer reset ?
technical 10 April 2021
  How significant is a simple aircraft equipment/computer reset?   Why reset has become a part of certain AMM (Aircraft Maintenance Manual) ...
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What is a PDA or TOFA
technical 09 April 2021
What is a PDA or TOFA A PDA (Parts Departing from Aircraft), also called TFOA ( Things Falling-Off Aircraft ) is any piece of equipment fall...
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 damage on New generation Composite aircrafts
technical 08 April 2021
  damage on New generation Composite aircrafts Though composite structure aircraft brings many advantages to airlines, maintenance of them c...
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Radial Engines
technical 08 April 2021
Radial Engines The radial engine consists of a row, or rows, of cylinders, arranged radially about a central crankcase. This type of engine ...
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 Valve Construction
technical 07 April 2021
  Valve Construction The valves in the cylinders of an aircraft engine are subjected to high temperatures, corrosion, and operating stresses...
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Turbofan Engine Inlet Sections
technical 05 April 2021
Turbofan Engine Inlet Sections High-bypass turbofan engines are usually constructed with the fan at the forward end of the compressor. A typ...
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technical 05 April 2021
Mounts for Turbofan Engines The engine mounts on most turbofan engines perform the same basic functions of supporting the engine and transmi...
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Torque Reaction
technical 03 April 2021
Torque Reaction Torque reaction involves Newton’s Third Law of Physics— for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.   As appl...
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