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Corkscrew Effect
technical 02 April 2021
  Corkscrew Effect The high-speed rotation of an aircraft propeller gives a corkscrew or spiraling rotation to the slipstream. At high prope...
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Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI)
technical 01 April 2021
Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI) VASI installations are the most common visual glide path systems in use. The VASI provides obstructio...
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Airport Lighting
technical 31 March 2021
  Airport Lighting The majority of airports have some type of lighting for night operations. The variety and type of lighting systems depend...
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Radio Magnetic Indicator (RMI)
technical 30 March 2021
  Radio Magnetic Indicator (RMI) The RMI   a navigational aid providing aircraft magnetic or directional gyro heading and very high frequenc...
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Automatic Direction Finder (ADF)
technical 29 March 2021
  Automatic Direction Finder (ADF) Many general aviation-type aircraft are equipped with ADF radio receiving equipment. To navigate using th...
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Bellmouth Compressor Inlets
technical 29 March 2021
Bellmouth Compressor Inlets A bellmouth inlet is usually installed on an engine undergoing testing in a test cell. It is generally equipped...
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The can-type combustion chamber
technical 27 March 2021
The can-type combustion chamber The can-type combustion chamber is typical of the type used on turboshaft and APUs. Each of the can-type com...
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Accessory Section of the gas turbine engine
technical 27 March 2021
  Accessory Section of the gas turbine engine The accessory section of the gas turbine engine has various functions. The primary function is...
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Lycoming 0-233 Series Light-Sport Aircraft Engine
technical 25 March 2021
  Lycoming 0-233 Series Light-Sport Aircraft Engine Lycoming Engines, a Textron Inc. company, produces an experimental non-certified version...
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Teledyne Continental 0-200 Engine
technical 24 March 2021
Teledyne Continental 0-200 Engine The 0-200 Series engine has become a popular engine for use in light-sport aircraft. The 0-200-A/B is a fo...
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Carburetor Air Temperature (CAT) Indicator
technical 24 March 2021
  Carburetor Air Temperature (CAT) Indicator Measured at the carburetor entrance, carburetor air temperature (CAT) is regarded by many as an...
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Engine Mounts
technical 23 March 2021
Engine Mounts Mounts for Reciprocating Engines Most aircraft equipped with reciprocating engines use an engine mount structure made of welde...
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Reduction Gear Assembly
technical 22 March 2021
Reduction Gear Assembly The function of the reduction gear assembly is to reduce the high rpm from the engine to a propeller rpm that can be...
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Dynamic Balancing
technical 21 March 2021
Dynamic Balancing Propellers can also be dynamically balanced (spin balanced) with an analyzer kit to reduce the vibration levels of the pro...
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Fixed-Pitch Propeller
technical 20 March 2021
Fixed-Pitch Propeller As the name implies, a fixed-pitch propeller has the blade pitch, or blade angle, built into the propeller. The blade ...
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Runway excursion
technical 18 March 2021
 Runway excursion  Runway Excursion is the event in which an aircraft veers off or overruns the runway surface during either takeoff or land...
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Electronic Control Unit (ECU)
technical 17 March 2021
 Electronic Control Unit (ECU) An ECU is assigned to a pair of engine cylinders.  The ECUs control the fuel mixture and spark timing for the...
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Low-Voltage Harness
technical 16 March 2021
 Low-Voltage Harness The low-voltage harness connects all essential components of the FADEC system.   This harness acts as a signal transfer...
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 Ignition Harness
technical 16 March 2021
 Ignition Harness The ignition lead directs the electrical energy from the magneto to the spark plug.  The ignition harness contains an insu...
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