Today, various engines exist for aviation purposes, and the choice between each will often come down to the particular role and needs of the aircraft in question. The turboprop engine is a common turbine engine subtype that burns fuel-and-air mixtures to drive propeller assemblies, and they are most commonly found on aircraft models of all sizes. While turboprop engines may vary in their exact design, most feature a similar set of parts and operations which we will discuss briefly in this blog.


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The aerospace field is a quickly developing industry with exciting innovations constantly on the rise. New forms of technology make flight systems increasingly complex with each coming year, in turn, leading to ever-evolving trends in the field. As such, this blog will cover some of the biggest recent trends that have gained popularity in the aerospace sector.


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When working with electric circuits, issues of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radiofrequency current (RFI) pose serious threats to equipment. Whether you are working with alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC), high frequency signals can threaten the functionality of your circuit. As such, a common mode choke can be used to suppress interference from the power supply. For your better understanding of the benefits a common mode choke could offer your industrial, electrical, and other applications, this blog will explore the working principles of this unique electromagnetic component.


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Relays are a common device found in a wide variety of assemblies and systems, coming in the form of electrically operated switches that utilize electromagnets or solid-state technology for their functionality. With a relay, one can control a circuit with a low-power signal or manage several circuits with a single signal. In either application, relays guarantee electrical isolation between controlling and controlled circuits. To help you better understand how relays may be implemented and used correctly, we will provide a brief overview of them below.


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Bearings are useful devices for “bearing” the force of a load while facilitating rotation between two or more components. One common type of bearing is the thrust bearing which can support a force exerted in the same direction as the shaft(s) it is connected to. As with any other piece of equipment, certain measures can be taken to prevent damage or failure from wear. In this blog, we will discuss several different types of thrust bearings as well as ways to prevent common types of bearing failure.


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If you have ever wondered where fuel is stored in an aircraft, you may be surprised to find out that it is stored in the wings. Wet wings, as they are often called, are a popular storage strategy due to their economic efficiency. However, this is not the case for all aircraft. In fact, some planes, like military aircraft, store fuel in tanks in the aircraft itself. To better understand why fuel is stored in the wings, we will outline the various reasons such storage options are optimal for flight. Then, this blog will cover other common fuel storage options.


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An aircraft’s nose, officially known as a radome, is a spherical plastic cap that acts as a weatherproof covering for essential equipment like a radar antenna. Often called a dish antenna, a radar antenna is a sensitive plate used to transmit and receive radio signals during flight. To ensure such equipment is protected from any potential interference, an aircraft’s nose is manufactured from materials like fiberglass, quartz, honeycomb structures, and various chemical resins that block unwanted weather phenomena, but allow electromagnetic signals to pass through.


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An engine can easily be considered one of the most important elements of any fuel powered vehicle, creating the power necessary to drive systems and create movement. Depending on the type of engine that one uses, there are various parts and components that work together to establish functionality. For a reciprocating engine such as those found on light, piston-powered aircraft, the crankshaft and piston are two essential parts that must be present for combustion and power generation to be possible. In this blog, we will discuss the crankshaft and piston of reciprocating engines in more detail, allowing you to better understand their role and importance.


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While the flat wing aircraft design is quite popular, not all models follow the same configuration. Many aircraft feature wings with ends that curve upwards, especially those that are designed for commercial operations. Known as winglets, the curved design of many wings is very beneficial for a number of aircraft. In this blog, we will discuss the purpose of winglets, allowing you to better understand the advantages of such curved structures.


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The axles of automobiles are paramount to their standard operations, serving as the shafts that the rotating wheels attach to. While one end of an axle shaft is connected to the vehicle’s differential through a sun gear, the other is attached to the wheel itself. In most instances, the axles are affixed to the wheels and rotate around them, though some assemblies will have the wheels rotate on the axles through the use of bearings. In this blog, we will discuss the most common types of axle shafts found on automobiles, allowing you to understand their design and functionality.


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