Check valves have several other names, such as one-way, non-return, or clack valves. They have a design that is used for the guarantee of unidirectional flow. With this, they are often used as a preventive measure to avoid overflow, backflow, and other hazardous operating conditions. As such, they are found in a wide variety of fluid handling systems. A few check valve applications are irrigation systems, oil and gas extraction and processing equipment, potable water systems, standard and critical power generation and distribution equipment, subsea operation systems, wastewater treatment facilities, and more.


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Aircraft are robust and advanced vehicles, yet just like an automobile, they require regular inspections and maintenance to ensure that all systems and parts are airworthy and functioning as intended. As required by the FAA, aircraft must undergo a series of inspections, each of which vary in their thoroughness and objective. To help you better understand the basic inspection requirements of an aircraft, we will discuss common aircraft inspections in brief detail.


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Flight control surfaces are one of the most important parts of a typical aircraft, allowing for pilots to have more control over the aerodynamic forces acting upon surfaces. While many areas that generate lift are fixed, flight control surfaces are adjustable areas that are managed by the pilot through controls present in the cockpit. Coming in numerous forms, flight control surfaces permit a pilot to govern the speed or trajectory of the aircraft as they adjust each surface.


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Since the dawn of aircraft travel, navigation-based systems have been one of the most important features within aircraft, allowing pilots to traverse the sky with ease. Equipped with a number of instruments that enable pilots to navigate large and small aircraft alike, this blog will cover two of the most important types. The first instrument is the Course Deviation Indicator (CDI), and the second is the Omnibearing Selector (OBS).


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Electric batteries have changed how we power countless electrical devices, allowing for a portable solution for powered systems with the ability to be recharged. Batteries come in many shapes and sizes to cater towards differing needs, the lithium-ion battery in particular being one of the most advanced and popular types. Lithium-ion batteries contain various lithium ions and electrodes, both of which are separated by the anode and cathode of the battery, respectively. As the lithium ions push into the cathode through a micro-permeable separator, they will recombine with electrons and neutralize. As the lithium-ion battery operates, it will create a very high voltage and benefit a device with its ample charge storage in regard to mass and volume.


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While floating down a runway may not sound like a problem, it is for pilots and aircrew alike. Whether you are a pilot with years of experience or a rookie flier, floating down past your touchdown point is a problem all pilots face at some time or another. In this blog, we will be providing a brief overview of what floating down the runway entails, how to prevent it, and how to stop it if you find yourself in this predicament.


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Aircraft are powerful vehicles, requiring regular inspections and maintenance to ensure that they remain operable for flight. Furthermore, many parts must be kept to certain condition standards, ensuring that they meet airworthiness regulations for safety. During a typical maintenance procedure, a mechanic may utilize a collection of tools to thoroughly inspect each structure and all parts depending on how thorough a process is being carried out. While there are many tools employed for such operations, there are six that arguably stand out as the most important of the lot.


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When discussing electronic flight bags (EFB), one is referring to any type of portable electronic display hardware that is primarily used in the cabin or cockpit of an aircraft. In some instances, an electronic flight bag may also be defined as “any device, or combination of devices, actively displaying EFB applications.” Often, these EFB devices are used to collect and display certain aircraft data, or they may assist in various processes through calculations. In this blog, we will discuss the electronic flight bags used in aviation applications, allowing you to better understand their functionality and use.


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As piston aircraft engines operate through the combustion of fuel-and-air mixtures, a great amount of heat is generated over time which can pose hazards to surrounding components if left alone. While many piston aircraft utilize the flow of air to cool down many internal components, the general assembly of such aircraft engines will often deter equal cooling to all cylinders. In order to achieve more uniform cooling to mitigate the formation of hotspots, most air-cooled piston engines utilize structures known as cowling and baffles.


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Bolts are a mechanical fastener that feature an external male thread, capable of mating with a matching preformed internal thread to secure and assemble two or more parts together. As one of the most common fasteners used for assemblies ranging from DIY home projects to advanced aircraft construction, there are many types available that one may procure for their given requirements. The carriage bolt and lag bolt are two common types, each of which present their own unique characteristics and advantages. To help you best understand the difference between carriage bolts and lag bolts, we will provide a brief overview of each in regard to how they are designed, how they serve assemblies, and more.


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