One of the most basic requirements for keeping any engine in good shape is an oil change. The proper amount of oil will lubricate engine components and reduce wear. There are several requirements to keep in mind when selecting an oil and maintaining the engine.
Choosing the correct viscosity for an engine’s oil can be tricky. Lubricants that are too thin don’t have sufficient lubricant film and lead to increased engine wear. However, if it’s too thick, it will cause too much friction, which will increase power requirements— and eventually, it will lead to lower fuel economy and cause overheating in the engine. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have already predetermined the correct oil viscosity based on the engines ambient operating temperature.
Oil changes are an absolute necessity. As the oil flows through the engine, it collects various contaminants, which keeps the engine clean. However, not changing the oil is similar to not changing an air filter; the dirt will continue to accumulate and be projected back into the air. The oil on an engine with full-flow filtration should be changed every fifty hours or every four months— whichever comes first. Oil filters should be replaced every oil change, so that the old oil doesn’t mix with the fresh oil.
When an aircraft is sitting on the ground, the temperatures alternate between hot and cold; the cooling process condenses water vapor and the moisture drains into the oil. The oil temperature should remain between 180 and 185 ? during flight because the moisture will boil away in this range. In turbocharged engines, temperatures can be 70 ? higher than what the temperature gauge reads, so it’s imperative to make sure that there is good airflow to cool the cylinders.
An engine should consume an appropriate amount of oil. If it’s not using enough oil, it may be indicating that the sealing is inadequate, which leads to blow-by, power loss, and increased cylinder bore wear. But, if it’s exceeding an OEMs approved limits, then there may be a problem with an unseated or broken ring.
Oil analyses is something an aircraft owner should regularly do to prevent unnecessary engine wear. When the oil is circulating through the engine, it collects many contaminants. This is normal, but if there are too many contaminants it can impair lubrication and cause the engine to wear quicker. An oil analysis may indicate engine problems which will help an owner take further actions to prevent them from becoming failures.
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Aircraft communication is key for pilots as the utilization of global airways continues to grow. Generally speaking, aircraft fly at an altitude of 35,000 to 42,000 feet and must be able to maintain regular contact with other aircraft, control towers, and their home base.
A communications antenna is accessed by onboard radio equipment. This equipment is entirely reliant on the frequency band emitted by its associated antenna. The required application of the antenna will determine its size, location on the airframe, and frequency. The average antenna has a power transmitter between 7 and 16 watts. Communications antennas must maintain omnidirectional transmission, or equal radiation transmission in a spherical pattern where the antenna acts as the origin.
Communication via these devices is normally used to navigate to a destination safely. An aircraft is equipped with three types of antennas to ensure efficient coverage over a variety of frequencies. These are the short-range, long-range, and vertical fin antenna.
Short range antennas operate at a very high frequency (VHF) between 118MHz and 137MHz. Equipped with omnidirectional transmission and secured in an upright position, these antennas are ideal for communication with air traffic control. Their coverage potential has line of sight capacity— meaning range reaches the visible horizon, not including the curvature of Earth’s surface. A short-range antenna system is not capable of long-range direct communication, which brings up our next categorization.
Long range antennas provide reliable communication across an expansive distance. Commercial airliners resort to LHR’s in order to keep aircraft in touch with their home base, and as of the last decade, to provide Wi-Fi to passengers. An LHR system relies on a high frequency band of 3 - 30 MHz.
Vertical fin antennas are the most elusive of the three models. An antenna system runs from a wingtip to the tail of the aircraft. This configuration is utilized when an aircraft enters transnational airspace. As airplanes exit and re-enter certain VHF frequencies, they need to be able to quickly transfer to an available frequency band. Vertical fin antennas provide this necessity.
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Electromechanical relays are switches used to control high power electrical devices. They turn a small amount of power into a much larger amount. These relays use an electrical supply in order to perform a mechanical action, hence the name. Moving parts are used to connect contacts within the relay. Electromechanical relays are most commonly used to control a single circuit using a low power signal or to control multiple circuits with a single signal.
Electromechanical relays are made up of moveable armatures, moveable and stationary contacts, springs, electromagnetic coils, and wire that wraps around the coil. The armature is used to open and close the contacts. The spring is attached to the armature and moves it back to the armature’s original position. When energy is supplied to the coil, an electromagnetic field is produced. The moveable contact moves towards the stationary contact, and the relay switches on.
When a current flows through an electrical conductor, a magnetic field forms. When the flow increases, so does the strength of the magnetic field. The magnetic field produced exerts mechanical forces on magnetic objects. This relationship is the basis of electronic devices and can be described mathematically as B= μoI/2πr.
Electromechanical relays are commonly used in devices that are turned on and off. They can be used in something simple like a hairdryer, or more complicated like a vehicle. A few things must be considered when selecting relays. For example, it’s important to know whether the contact will be normally closed or normally open. Because the maximum amount of voltage the relay can handle and the amount of current needed are usually set amounts, it matters if the relays natural state is closed or open.
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They always sound so high tech that we hardly notice that our day-to-day lives always involve the use of sensors. From IR sensors in TV remotes to passive infrared sensors on automatic doors or LDRs for outdoor and street lightings, sensors are everywhere.
Sensors detect changes, acknowledge those changes, and produce outputs from those changes. They detect and measure qualities such as light, temperature, sound, and other types of output from the environment. There are many different types of sensors including speed, temperature, PIR, and ultrasonic sensors.
Speed sensors are used to, as the name suggests, detect speed. This type of sensor is typically used to synchronize the speed of multiple motors. One of the motors is a main motor acting as a transmitter while the remaining motors act as receivers.
Temperature sensors measure temperature using an electrical signal. These sensors fall under two categories: contact type and non-contact type sensors. These are further divided into mechanical and electrical temperature sensors. Typically, these sensors are used for controlling the temperature of devices in industrial applications.
PIR sensors measure infrared light radiation emitted from objects. This type of sensor is split into two parts, both parts sensitive to infrared radiation. A positive charge occurs when an object comes into the field of view of the laser, and a negative charge emits when an object leaves the field of view. These sensors are most commonly used in automatic doors because the infrared sensors can detect when there is body movement nearby.
Ultrasonic sensors are used to measure the distance of objects. They send out sound waves and interpret how long it takes for the echoes produced to bounce back and be received by the same sensor.
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Bearings are some of the most common mechanical elements in any machine or system. Typically, bearings are components used between two other components that allow for rotational and/or linear movement, while reducing friction and increasing efficiency. This is based on the simple idea that things roll better than they slide.
Typically, all bearings follow the same concept, they use balls and rollers to help “bear the load”. Still, there are many different types of bearings, each with their own purpose and applications. The 6 most popular are plain bearings, rolling element bearings, jewel bearings, fluid bearings, magnetic bearings, and flexure bearings.
Plain bearings are the simplest and generally the cheapest bearings, but they have a high-load carrying capacity and longer life. They’re composed of just a bearing surface and no rolling element.
Rolling element bearings have balls or roller set between two rings or races, they are generally divided into two categories: ball bearings and roller bearings. Ball bearings can handle smaller radial and thrust loads, while roller bearings can handle heavier radial loads but little thrust loads.
Jewel bearings can handle radial loads by rolling the axle slightly off-center. They are plain bearings with the addition of a turning metal spindle in a jewel-lined pivot hole.
Fluid bearings are used in high-load, high-speed, or high-precision applications that normally would use ball bearings if not for decreased performance from increased vibrations and noise. Fluid bearings have a thin layer of gas or liquid to support their load.
Magnetic bearings use continuous power to generate a magnetic field to support moving parts without physical contact. They are commonly found in industrial machines like generators, motors, and turbines.
Flexure bearings have high resistance to fatigue, allowed them to repeatedly bend. They are like hinges and support two parts in which motion is supported by a load element.
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Aircraft flaps are a high-lift device designed to increase aircraft lift once a certain speed is reached. Flaps help the wings adapt to whatever phase of flight they may be in. The usage of flaps on wings provide these three major advantages:
More lift is produced, allowing for lower takeoff and landing speeds
More drag is produced, creating a deeper descent angle without increased speed
Length of takeoff and landing roll is reduced
There are four major flap designs that are applied to planes. As with anything, each has advantages and disadvantages, but all are important for proper airplane function.
Hinge to the back of the wing
Pivot down when extended
Drag created allows for a steeper descent when landing without increased airspeed
Deflect from a lower part of the wing’s surface
Produce more lift, but have a lot of drag
Uncommon on new planes, mostly found on warbirds
Most commonly used, can be applied on small and large aircrafts
Increase wing camber
When extended, a slot between the wing and flap opens, allowing high-pressure air to flow through to the upper surface of the wing
Have large slots, called slotted-Fowler flaps, that add energy to the airflow
When Fowler flaps extend, lift increases a large amount while drag only increases a little
As flaps fully extend, they move downward and create a little more lift and a LOT more drag
Keep in mind the importance of using the recommended flap setting. You should never reduce a flap setting while in a turn because it could result in a stall or spin out.
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The jet engine marks the current gold standard in aviation. Yet few are aware of the immense evolution the jet engine has undergone over the last 80 years in terms of efficiency, durability, and reliability. It is a true testament to human ingenuity, one that is worth reviewing.
While early jet engines were developed for use in fighter planes as early as 1939, they were fuel guzzlers with little payoff in the way of speed. It wasn’t until 1948 when American engine builders Pratt and Whitney combined two engines into a single larger engine with two compressors, each drawing fuel from its own turbine, that the jet engine became a viable option for commercial aviation.
Since then, engine builders have made rapid improvements upon the initial design. One major development of note is the transition from the early “straight-jet” model, in which air passed linearly through the engine, to the “bypass” model, which directs airflow around a central propulsor – thereby reducing noise and maximizing fuel efficiency.
Behind each of these improvements lies a complex pathway of design, building, and testing in accordance with rigorous compliance standards to ensure safety. The design process of a new aircraft engine takes approximately ten years from start to finish! Once the initial design has been completed, each component of the engine undergoes systematic analysis. Next, a preliminary prototype is assembled and subjected to an array of extreme force tests and operational scenarios. Upon successfully passing this battery of tests, the engine receives an airworthiness certificate and is eligible for installation in commercial aircraft.
In keeping with the intensity of the development and certification process, modern commercial aircraft can remain in operation for up to 25 years, some even longer depending on the type of jet engine installed. Moreover, the reliability of jet engines has vastly improved. Early jet engines typically allowed for around 2,000 flight hours before requiring a complete overhaul, but today’s jet engines regularly reach 20,000-25,000 flight hours between overhauls.
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There are plenty of electrical connectors used in the aerospace industry as well as many other industries. All of the diverse options make it hard to pick a suited connector for your custom application. In this article, we talk about the many types of connectors you can use to go with the best application for the job. One application that is mentioned often is the d type electrical connectors.
Cylindrical Connectors with PC Tail Contacts
Since operations weight, electrical performance, and size are of predominant concern, connectors are created to be mounted directly to PC boards that provide obvious advantages over regular contact terminations. Situated around common military standard connectors are PC tail connectors.
Filtered connectors like D38999 are created to protect delicate electrical equipment like rectangular connectors, military standard circulars and many other connectors. They are protected from unsought electromagnetic interference, transient voltage spikes, and radio-frequency interference. The filtering can be completed by blending capacitors, ceramic planar arrays, diodes or any other sequence thereof within a connector’s contacts to accomplish the choice attenuation levels in the desired attenuation zone.
Connectors with Integrated Backshells
Expanded shell-to-shell conductivity and weight abatement are of the utmost importance for connector applications. That is why many people use a line of connectors with integrated cable management characteristics. That way backshell configurations like banding porches, cable clamps, shrink boot adaptors and many others are combined directly into the connector.
Seal connectors are mainly used for demanding applications that use extremely environmental-resistant I/O and lightweight connections. There is a wide field of standard connector groups used in different kinds of applications like D38999 and epoxy-sealed connectors. Epoxy-sealed connectors are out of this world when it comes to gas ingress and moisture protection. It is even a great alternative to glass-to-metal hermetic connectors. Connectors can be equipped with PC tails or pre-wired and are accessible with regular M39029 connector contacts as well as twinax, impedance coax, and quadrax contacts.
Double Flange Connectors
Double flag D38999 connectors allow users to secure wall mounts or bind connects precisely onto printed circuit boards, in a protective way, without the need of aftermarket adapters or standoffs.
In the beginning of the year, the company MT-Propeller Entwicklung, was approved for flight by the SCT of Mexico. They are using a Quiet Fan Jet system with a 5-bladed MT-Propeller, a top performer in its category. This configuration is well known for being able to handle multiple engine types, weather conditions and landing systems.
Some advantages of choosing the MT-Propeller are the enhanced climbing and cruising routine, which has been improved by as much as 5%. The distance required for take-off has been shorten, the overall weight has been minimized and the comfort of the cabin has been upgraded. This means that the cabin is significantly quieter and makes for an easier talking environment.
Switching over to the MT-Propeller is easy because no engine adaptation is required. The blades new and improved design cut through the air more effectively which limits, not only noise, but the air drag as well. They are certified repairable in the instance of an FOD. You can also count on this configuration to produce almost no additional vibration.
You can count on MT-Propeller for all your aircraft propeller needs because they are the top provider of natural composite propellers, across the globe. No matter what kind of aircraft you need to outfit with propellers, MT-Propeller can provide parts for aircrafts, helicopters, hovercrafts and many, many more options.
Established in 1989, with headquarters in Ried Im Innkreis, Upper Austria, FACC AG (formerly Fisher Advanced Composite Components) is a Sino-Austrian aircraft components manufacturer, but mostly active in the field of plastic processing. Manufacturer such as Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier get their airplane interior and lightweight components from FAAC.
Pratt and Whitney Canada (PWC) is a division of bigger US – based Pratt & Whitney, which is also a unit of United Technologies. PWC is located In Canada and it is an aircraft engine manufacturer. In spite of the fact that Pratt & Whitney Canada is a division of Pratt & Whitney, it does its particular research, invention and advertising, as well as, fabricating its own engines.
Pratt & Whitney Canada PurePower PW200 engine fan cases will be supplier by FACC, as part of a recently product and market section. It is the first time, FACC will be manufacturing engine fan cases at their Austrian location are going to be used on a diversity of business jets.
The fan cases are produced with hybrid metal and composite construction, therefore it is worth pin pointing that their weight it is reduced due to the inventive construction, as stated by FACC. Although the did not divulge the ultimate weight reduction, FACC says it expects the reduced weight to be remarkable.
Robert Machtlinger, FAAC’s CEO said:
“We are constantly searching for new solutions to make aircraft engines even better, stronger, safer and lighter. This is a central prerequisite for being able to permanently sustain our position as a leading technology partner for airplane structures amid worldwide competition, and actively help shape future mobility.”
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