To keep an aircraft functional and healthy, one must always be sure to routinely carry out cleaning, maintenance, and repair. With the combustion of fuel-and-air mixtures within the engine, air/oil mist may be produced and dumped overboard through the crankcase breather system based on the makeup of the engine assembly. This will often cause a collection of grunge and substances on the belly of the aircraft and other areas, making it important to control such flows. To do this, devices known as air/oil separators are used, those of which are able to scavenge oil vapors so that they can be rerouted back to the crankcase for potential reuse as well.


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The wheel and brake assembly is one of the most crucial elements of a typical aircraft, ensuring that they are able to takeoff, land, and otherwise operate on ground surfaces during and between flight operations. With the immense weight of aircraft and the speeds that they land at, wheels and brakes are regularly faced with intensive amounts of stress that result in ample wear and tear over time. While the brakes and wheels of aircraft far surpass the quality and capability of those found on typical automobiles, they will still eventually break down and fail, necessitating regular inspection and maintenance to maintain health and integrity. To ensure that you can properly care for your aircraft tires and brake assembly components, we will discuss important things to know when you are preparing to conduct MRO processes.


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High-speed backplane connectors are featured in a wide range of equipment, but are particularly important in networking equipment furnished with daughterboard modules. Daughterboard modules are circuit boards that plug into and extend the circuitry of another circuit board. Due to the sensitivity of such apparatuses, you must choose the right connector to maintain signal integrity when your system is deployed.


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In order to perform their characteristic functions of vertical flight and hovering, helicopters rely on rotors to generate lift and thrust. The power for the rotors is generated by the engine, which can be either a turboshaft engine or a piston engine depending on the helicopter. Although piston engines have been used for longer, the release of the turboshaft engine in the late 1950s revolutionized helicopter performance. These engines are lighter, more reliable, and provide sustainable high-power output when compared to previously used four-piston cylinder engines. However, light utility helicopters still benefit from piston engines as they can still be an advantageous choice. This blog will delve into seven types of engines that have been used in helicopters from both categories so you can better understand the benefits and applications of each.


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There are several dangers associated with flying in cold weather, specifically the concern of icing; however, pilots tend to prefer flying in colder conditions because it makes for a more efficient flight. While every season poses its own unique challenges, there are a few reasons that aircraft tend to perform better during winter. While you may not always control the timing of your flights, this blog will explore the benefits of flying in cold weather for those curious about why they prefer winter flights.


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Circular connectors are multi-pin electrical connectors with contacts that help electrical devices transmit electrical signals and data. Designed to withstand vigorous wear and tear, these connectors have a circular interface and housing that enables rapid connection and disconnection from power supplies, optical circuits, and signals. The best part is that, with circular connectors, this can be done without using any coupling tools. Now that we have introduced you to circular connectors, allow us to enlighten you with 5 important things that you must know about them.


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Power connectors are used to provide electrical power to small-to-medium-sized electronic appliances via a direct current from the main connection. Although several different types of DC Connectors are currently available, barrel connectors are amongst the ones most commonly used today.


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A potentiometer, otherwise known as a pot or a potmeter, is a 3-terminal resistor with rotating or gliding contact that allows the device to act as an adjustable voltage divider. A potentiometer acts as a variable resistor if only two terminals, one end, and the wiper are used. In such iterations, electric flow can be controlled though manual adjustments of the resistance. In this piece, we will provide a brief overview of the potentiometer and common types.


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Solid-state relays (SSRs) are a type of electronic device with a binary switching function. Compared to similar devices, such as the electromechanical relay, SSRs provide a longer operational lifetime and can be used in a wider range of operating conditions. With many device manufacturers implementing SSRs in their architecture, it is beneficial to understand the operating principles of these switches. In this blog, we will discuss how solid-state relays work and how they are being implemented in various devices.


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Sensors are devices that detect change in their surrounding environment and provide data in the form of an analog or a digital signal that is used for process control. They are not standalone devices and are often connected to a transmitter that can amplify their output signal. There are many different sensors and sensing technologies currently available, each equipped to provide varying data. As such, this blog will provide a brief overview of the most common, how they work, and their applications.


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