A bearing is a hardware component that serves assemblies in friction mitigation, and they can come in a variety of types depending on the need of the assembly. Roller bearings are a common variation, and they utilize rolling elements placed between races in order to minimize the forces of friction. Roller bearings are the oldest form of rolling-element bearing, and they come in a few common forms. The cylindrical bearing in particular is one in which cylinders are used as the rolling element. As bearing parts that excel under high speed and heavy radial loads, cylindrical roller bearings may be very beneficial for a number of applications.


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The cockpit is the section of an aircraft that provides visibility to the front and sides while housing the pilots and other crew members. The cockpit also contains the display, control, and communications equipment that crew members need to operate and navigate the aircraft on the ground or in the air, talk to ground facilities or other aircraft, and monitor or control onboard systems and equipment such as engines, fuel tanks, air conditioning, and so on. In this blog, we will discuss cockpits in detail.


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A common debate when selecting an aircraft is the choice between a turboprop or jet engine. Jet engines are more common in private aviation, but turboprops are slowly increasing in popularity. In this blog, we will look at the advantages and disadvantages of both turboprop and jet engines.


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A Zener diode is a type of diode designed to allow current to flow backwards once a certain voltage, known as the Zener voltage, has been exceeded. Zener diodes are used throughout electronic equipment of all types and are considered a basic building block of electronic circuits. Due to their ability to reverse a portion of a current, Zener diodes offer many advantages over traditional diodes.


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Despite not being essential for flight, landing gear is among the most critical components of any aircraft. In fact, landing gear makes up approximately 7% of an aircraft’s weight as well as 20% of its maintenance costs. The largest manufacturer of aircraft landing gear is Safran Landing Systems, who operate worldwide. The process of producing landing gear components involves precise engineering of high-quality materials. For example, the strut, considered the heart of the landing gear, is machined out of a solid column of high strength steel. In this blog, we will discuss the main functions of aircraft landing gear.


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Stud bolts and hex bolts are used throughout the petroleum and chemical industries for flanged connections. The stud bolt is a threaded rod with two heavy hexagon nuts, while the hex bolt features a head with one nut. Nuts and heads are both six-sided. The amount of bolts needed for a flange connection is determined by the number of bolt holes in the flange. The diameter and length of bolts depends on the flange type and the flange’s pressure class. Stud bolt lengths are determined by ASME B16.5 standards. The length, in inches, is equal to the effective thread length measured parallel to the axis, from the first thread to the thread without chamfers (or points). The first thread is defined as the intersection of the diameter of the thread with the base of the point.


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The aircraft piston engine serves as one of the most important aircraft engine types of the 20th century, powering countless early aircraft as we first reached the skies. Currently, a number of aircraft models still utilize piston parts for achieving propulsion, serving for training, business travel, and more. In this blog, we will provide a brief overview of the main types of aircraft piston engines, allowing you to better understand each.


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A coaxial cable, also known as a coax, is a type of cable that can transport high-frequency electrical signals and which is often used as telephone trunk lines, broadband internet networking cables, high-speed computer data busses, cable television signals, and connecting radio transmitters and receivers to their antennas. There are various types of coaxial cables, each which are manufactured differently and which serves different purposes. There are a few kinds of types of coaxial cable assembly parts, that have various utilizations in a private or business venture. Below you can read some information on common types of coax wires that you may find in industrial, manufacturing, and electrical work.


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Solenoid valves are revolutionary components, allowing for valves to be remotely controlled. The solenoid valve assembly is electrically operated, containing a solenoid electromagnet and a valve body that contains two or more openings. The solenoid of the device contains a coil, sleeve, plunger, and sealing materials.


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Aircraft tires, unlike the typical car tires, need to withstand an incredibly wide scope of temperatures that go from short 60 degrees Celsius at an elevation of 10,000 meters to very high temperatures when arriving on the ground. It is also important that airplane tires are treated with much more care than your ordinary vehicle tires. Airplane tires are tubeless, have a weight of approximately 12 to 18 bar, and are loaded up with nitrogen rather than simply air. At the point when every one of these factors are assembled, the outcome is that airplane tires should be changed after each 120 to 400 landings depending upon the airplane model and factors (for example, the runway, the climate, and the pilot).


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There are some valid proponents and points made on the case for public and commercial aircraft travel. Some experts say that it is “better” for the environment or that it “produces less carbon emission” than if people were to use private air travel. Some yet claim that it is “elitist.” And while there may or may not be a semblance of reason to those points, here are some counterpoints that may well sway the opinion of the general public. In the case of public vs. private travel, there are many pros and many benefits that outweigh the few concerns and reservations that argue against it. Read on below for more information on private air travels and the different types of private air travel that are available.


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Typical aircraft achieve flight with the use of an internal combustion engine that ignites air and fuel mixtures, generating propulsion and thrust. This process generates intense amounts of heat within the engine area, and the aircraft engine cooling system ensures that temperature can be kept at a level that protects components and maintains efficient operation of systems. The cooling system may be based on air or liquid cooling, or may be a combination of the two. Each also has their various advantages and disadvantages, and understanding these can make an investment decision easier.


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While fiber optic technology has been widely sought after with the advent of faster internet services and data transfer capabilities, the technology itself has been changing signal transmission since its invention in the 1970’s. As compared to the standard copper electric transmission wire, fiber optic parts allow for the transmission of data utilizing infrared light that can travel great distances with fast speeds. With its capabilities, fiber optic technology has seen use in applications such as telecommunications, internet, television, medical, defense, industrial, commercial, and other sectors. In this blog, we will discuss the various fiber optics assembly parts that provide for data transmission, as well as some of the main connector parts and types for assemblies.


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Aircraft engines are an indispensable part of an aircraft, creating the ability for heavier-than-air flight for many planes, both small and large. They most often come in the form of piston engines and gas turbines, though some may be electric. In both piston engines and gas turbines, propulsion for flight is achieved through the combustion of fuel, and then the various engine parts work together to generate mechanical power. While aircraft engines are very advanced and well developed, they still face problems just like any other machine and are prone to failures over time with constant use. When these instances happen, it can pose issues affecting time and money to get them back up and running. While one could simply replace an engine, there are various benefits to having an engine rebuilt instead. In this blog, we will discuss some of the common reasons that engines fail, as well as the benefits of rebuilding them instead of replacing them.


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When conducting inspections and maintenance of an aircraft, there are often two categories it can fall into. The first category is scheduled maintenance which is conducted annually, before flights, on timed intervals, or any other pre-scheduled time by the pilot and/or technician. The other type is unscheduled maintenance and is conducted whenever a problem arises and needs to be checked and solved. Understanding the two is very important for pilots for safe flight and preservation of their equipment.


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When owning or flying an aircraft, safety should be the greatest concern and responsibility. One major way to adhere to safety is to ensure that your aircraft engine is regularly overhauled at a facility. Time Between Overhauls (TBO) is a set amount of time, usually determined by the manufacturer, that is the recommended amount of operating hours before an engine requires an overhaul. Aircraft in use face normal wear and tear, and those that fly in extreme conditions are faced with much more, all affecting the performance and operation of the engine and its components.


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Along with maintenance and inspections, maintaining proper security procedures needs to be a top priority for pilots and operators. While airport security has significantly improved in the last several decades in the face of global terrorism, smaller airports can still be lacking in some regards. At some smaller regional and international airports, people can simply walk onto the premises and start accessing aircraft.


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The primary goal of flight is not only to get from point A to point B, but to get there safely and comfortably. When you’re 35,000 feet above the ground, you shouldn’t be sweating over your aircraft’s reliability. The best way to keep your mind at ease is through regular aircraft maintenance. Rather than wait until you have a problem to address it, preempting any potential issues is the responsible, safe, and cost-effective thing to do.


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The decision to overhaul an engine is one of the most difficult choices an aircraft owner has to make. This tough decision is made even more difficult when the aircraft is running properly and passing inspections during an aircraft’s time between time-based overhauls (TBO). However, each of the many moving parts within an aircraft wears out and eventually needs repair or replacement. Safety is the most important goal in aviation. That principle, when applied to machinery or mechanical devices, is reliability. Here are a few factors you should take into consideration when making a decision about engine overhaul.


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In the aviation industry, “AOG” is a term that gives pilots and maintenance crews headaches just hearing those three letters together. AOG stands for aircraft on ground, a situation in aviation maintenance in which an aircraft has a mechanical issue serious enough to prevent it from flying. This can be due to flat-out mechanical impossibility (the engines cannot start, for instance) or because the safety hazard is too great (the aircraft’s navigation systems are not functioning properly). AOG is technically defined as any discrepancy that grounds an aircraft and is reported within six hours of a normally scheduled departures.


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