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Turbofan Engines
technical 06 March 2021
Turbofan Engines The turbofan gas turbine engine is, in principle, the same as   a turboprop, except that the propeller is replaced by a duc...
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Turboshaft Engines
technical 04 March 2021
Turboshaft Engines A gas-turbine engine that delivers power through a shaft to operate something other than a propeller is referred to as a ...
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 Engine Flow simulators work
technical 04 March 2021
  Engine Flow simulators work Wind tunnels used to be just fine for airframes, engine flow the simulation used to struggle, but with the adv...
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Adjusting Idle Mixtures
technical 02 March 2021
Adjusting Idle Mixtures Excessively rich or lean idle mixtures result in incomplete combustion within the engine cylinder, with resultant fo...
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Turbine blades
technical 01 March 2021
Turbine blades   After the combustion chamber has introduced the heat energy into the mass airflow and delivered it evenly to the turbine in...
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Ice protection
technical 28 February 2021
Ice protection Two strategies are used for ice protection: de-icing and anti-icing, De-icing allows ice to form and then  be removed on a pe...
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High-energy ignition unit (HEIU)
technical 27 February 2021
High-energy ignition unit (HEIU) High-energy ignition is required for starting gas turbine engines; a dual system is normally installed for ...
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Orbiting the moon
technical 26 February 2021
Orbiting the moon In order to understand this we must consider how the moon differs from the earth. It is, of course, much smaller, its diam...
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Re-entry into the atmosphere
technical 25 February 2021
Re-entry into the atmosphere On the Apollo missions, the craft re-entered the atmosphere after at least a partial orbit, and after discardin...
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Pressure plotting
technical 23 February 2021
  Pressure plotting As the angle of attack is altered the lift and drag change very rapidly, and experiments show that this is due to change...
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Chord line and angle of attack
technical 23 February 2021
Chord line and angle of attack It has already been mentioned that the angle of inclination to the airflow is of great importance. On a curve...
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Drill Press
technical 20 February 2021
  Drill Press The drill press is a precision machine used for drilling holes that require a high degree of accuracy. It serves as an accur...
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technical 19 February 2021
  airframe Vibration in the Forward Fuselage area How an airframe Vibration in the Forward Fuselage area can be isolated to the nose landing...
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Black Box
technical 19 February 2021
Black Box An aircraft’s flight recorders are an invaluable tool for investigators in identifying the factors behind an accident. Recorders u...
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 Pre-flight checks
technical 18 February 2021
 Pre-flight checks Again, unlike a car, we cannot just throw our cases into the back and hope for the best. The basic aircraft is carefully ...
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 flying controls
technical 17 February 2021
 flying controls   The flying controls are quite simple. In front of us is the main yoke. We push this forward to lower the elevators and no...
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Scales
technical 15 February 2021
  Scales Weighing GA aircraft, helicopters, turboprops, corporate jets, UAV/UAS, or transport category airliners can be accomplished in two ...
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Circular magnetization
technical 14 February 2021
 Circular magnetization Circular magnetization is the induction of a magnetic field consisting of concentric circles of force about and with...
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        Pulse Echo
technical 14 February 2021
         Pulse-Echo           Flaws are detected by measuring the amplitude of signals reflected and the time required for these signals to ...
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Blade Flapping
technical 13 February 2021
Blade Flapping To solve the problem of dissymmetry of lift, helicopter designers came up with a hinged design that allows the rotor blade to...
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