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Installing Radial Engines – DIY Or DDOF

Installing Radial Engines – DIY Or DDOFMany small aircraft pilots take great pride in their planes, and are also knowledgeable about the mechanic side of things. While maintaining a radial engine may be one task, installing a new engine will often require professional help. This can provide benefit in terms of safety of installation, but it is also appropriate to have a second set of eyes to inspect the work. A trained mechanic can become the difference between a successful installation and more money that is spent on repairs and parts.

While an installation does mean that the engine itself will be fresh from the manufacturer with all new parts, many pilots do sometimes neglect to replace adjunct parts when having an engine fitted. It is important to note that replacing all accessories and parts, like carburetors and fuel pumps, is also a good practice for upkeep and for flight time. This can ensure that no one part of the array is compensating for a worn out o-ring or gasket as well. Continue reading Installing Radial Engines – DIY Or DDOF

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Radial Engines As Aircraft Workhorses

Radial Engines As Aircraft WorkhorsesThe power of the radial engine cannot be denied, especially when it is viewed within the historical context of flight. These engines were some of the first to be fitted in fighter planes and commercial aircraft, and their ability to deliver horsepower is also backed by the size and weight of the design. Getting the most out of a radial engine for in flight performance and greater safety can come down to both operational and maintenance procedures. Continue reading Radial Engines As Aircraft Workhorses

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Navigating Modern Airspace With Greater Safety

Navigating Modern Airspace With Greater SafetyThe increased popularity and use of unmanned aircrafts vehicles (UAV) is becoming a focal point for both commercial and private pilots. Regulations on drones have been fairly lax through the FAA, although this is changing as more issues arise with airspace use for manned and unmanned vehicles. These changes will impact recreational UAV flyers as well as pilots, and are intended to provide better safety, especially for agricultural pilots. Continue reading Navigating Modern Airspace With Greater Safety

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The Importance Of Change In Engine Design

The Importance Of Change In Engine DesignSince the introduction of the PT6 engine in the early 1960s, this turbine has become a standard for airplanes in many smaller commercial fleets and with private pilots. The original engine design marked a significant turning point in aviation, since it provided a lighter weight option to radials, and could still deliver the horsepower that was necessary for extended flights. While this was applicable to industry use, it also meant that smaller aircrafts could perform at a stronger capacity. Continue reading The Importance Of Change In Engine Design

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Costs To Consider When Purchasing An Aircraft

Costs To Consider When Purchasing An AircraftFor those who love aviation, purchasing an airplane is a major goal for many, but there are other costs that should be considered before one decides to go ahead with purchasing their own plane. Owning an aircraft can be an affordable and incredible hobby for those who prepare themselves beforehand, and knowing just how to prepare yourself for aircraft ownership is key. Continue reading Costs To Consider When Purchasing An Aircraft

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Aircraft Engine Monitoring Systems And How They Work

Aircraft Engine Monitoring Systems And How They WorkAircraft engine monitoring systems are pieces of technology that can really help you to gauge the health and status of your aircraft. Using these monitoring systems, a pilot can determine just what maintenance may be required for an airplane engine which could be experiencing malfunctions, or simply help him or her to determine if their airplane engine is in sound condition for a day of flying. These systems are often used on commercial aircraft, but are popular for personal aircraft as well. Continue reading Aircraft Engine Monitoring Systems And How They Work

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GPS Aircraft Tracking And How It Works

GPS Aircraft Tracking And How It WorksGPS aircraft tracking is used in both commercial and personal aircraft, and it comes along with a variety of benefits both to safety and convenience. What a GPS does on an aircraft in terms of tracking is a lot different than what a GPS may do in your car.  GPS tracking can help to ensure your position in the sky and keep you safe while going about a day of flying.

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What Can Aviation Expect In The Future?

Engine Maintenance For Flight PerfoWhat Can Aviation Expect In The Future?rmance And SafetyAlthough fluctuations in fuel prices are likely to play a strong part in the prosperity of commercial and private airline operators, there are other considerations that are being made to produce fleets that are sustainable from an ecological and a fiscal standpoint. While radial engines are a staple to many efficient airplanes, developments with the turbine engine, such as the Pratt and Whitney PT6A, are likely to take the forefront in green flying. Continue reading What Can Aviation Expect In The Future?

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Engine Maintenance For Flight Performance And Safety

Commercial Aircraft Mesh. Part of a series.Transportation safety checks can take on a greater dimension of depth when the concern is over the flight worthiness of aircraft. Although R-1340 radials and PT6A turbines can require different MRO, it is still necessary to attend to these issues with a regular routine. While the FAA recognizes that aircraft accidents can still occur after a craft has been cleared for flight, there is also the awareness that mechanical failure accidents are minimal, compared to other issues such as: Continue reading Engine Maintenance For Flight Performance And Safety

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Propelling Aviation Forwards Takes A History Of Innovation

Propelling Aviation Forwards Takes A History Of InnovationAs computerization and microchip technologies continue to grow as a ubiquitous presence in nearly every mechanical device that society uses, it can become difficult for consumers to understand just how impressive these changes are. Familiarity and dependence can often make these innovations seem commonplace, although even advances that have occurred in the past five years can make older devices entirely outdated. However, there is also a recognition that this shift towards compact productivity indicates larger advances in science. Continue reading Propelling Aviation Forwards Takes A History Of Innovation

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