For aircraft to remain safe and airworthy for flight, they must be regularly maintained, repaired, and generally cared for on a regular basis. Whether an aircraft is simply being turned over for its next flight or is being repaired, maintenance personnel and other staff generally rely on the use of ground support equipment (GSE) to get the job done. In order for ground support equipment to be reliable in of itself, it too must be regularly inspected and maintained as to avoid costly or disastrous outcomes. In this blog, we will discuss some examples of ground support equipment maintenance and repair, ensuring that you can bolster the reliability and service lives of your investments by understanding its importance.


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One of the most important aspects of understanding aviation is the ability to comprehend the various ways in which an aircraft moves in three dimensions. Those methods, which are referred to as roll, pitch, and yaw, make up the three principal axes of an aircraft. They are manipulated by the actuation of various flight surfaces, and their control is necessary in order to facilitate safe and stable flight. If the plane rolls too far in any of these axes, it could cause aerodynamic instability and passenger discomfort, which is why aircraft must feature components that can offset this effect. In this blog, we will discuss the purpose behind yaw damping, one of the many ways aerospace engineers combat unintentional rolling.


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With so many machines and vehicles necessitating engines to operate, engines are available in a wide range of types. For boats in particular, the engines that power such apparatuses fall into one of three categories: outboard, sterndrive, or jet engine variations. In this blog, we will provide a brief overview of each engine type, the kind of propulsion they use, and how they work.


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A manifold valve is a device that connects one or more block valves within a hydraulic system. The valves in a hydraulic system may include a few variations, those of which are ball, needle, bleed, and vent valves. With block and bleed manifolds, the aim is to ensure that the fluids from upstream do not come into contact with the components from downstream. This can be achieved by isolating the flow of fluids in the system.


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When flying a plane, there are several things that a pilot needs to take care of or remain cognizant of, such as their GPS location, uninterrupted communication during the flights, flying on a correct route, etc. Across all these factors, one such important metric is altitude.


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What are the differences between a typical circuit and a hybrid circuit? While electricity may seem readily available when provided through a battery or outlet, to allow any source of electricity to travel and supply various devices with power, a network of conductive pathways must be established. Among standard circuits, these pathways allow electricity to traverse across electrical connections, but the amount of electrical potential measured in volts may vary depending on the battery or utility grid connection in use. As an electrical current is predisposed to flow from a higher voltage to a lower voltage, a circuit must be built to withstand the amount of electricity that is expected to flow through the network.


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Ailerons are one of three primary flight control surfaces, allowing pilots to manage the lateral balance of aircraft. They are typically found on the trailing edge of each wing and work by generating more lift on one wing while reducing lift on the other. The pilot maneuvers the ailerons by turning the control wheel to the left or right.


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During flight operations, fires present a major safety risk due to the amount of flammable and combustible materials that are onboard. As such, it is crucial that fires are discovered right away so that their damage and spread can be mitigated. One way in which fires are identified is through their smoke, that of which can be detected with numerous aircraft fire protection systems. In this blog, we will discuss smoke detectors and flame detectors, allowing you to better understand how aircraft maintain fire safety across the vessel.


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Audio connectors are crucial for the standard operations of countless electronic devices, serving to transfer signals between various equipment pieces. As there are numerous forms of cables and connectors that one may procure, it is important that the right one is chosen to ensure compatibility with the devices that you own. In this blog, we will discuss the most common audio connectors that are used for a variety of equipment, ensuring that you make the correct choice during your next purchase.


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viscometers or viscosimeters, are instruments that are employed for the means of measuring a fluid’s viscosity. Generally, the object will move through a stationary fluid, or a fluid will move through a stationary object so that a measurement can be made for the drag resulting from relative motion. Depending upon one’s needs, there are numerous types of viscometers, each of which features a different design and measurement method.


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