Flywheels are found in almost all automobiles, performing an array of functions. A flywheel is typically made from cast iron, steel, or aluminum, and it is usually connected to the transmission side of the crankshaft. The section of the flywheel that faces the manual transmission is smooth and flat, allowing the clutch disc to grab onto it.


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Flanges are elements that are used for interconnecting pipes as well as attaching pipes to valves, pumps, and other related components. Commonly used for a variety of plumbing applications, there are numerous flange designs that one may take advantage of for varying requirements. Each flange will typically differ in its design, materials, testing, and certification, allowing them to benefit certain needs. In this blog, we will discuss the primary types, allowing you to have a better understanding of all the available options.


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For a typical commercial flight, such aircraft operate at an altitude between 31,000 and 38,000 feet. At such altitudes, humans would quickly face various physiological problems due to the lack of air pressure present, possibly resulting in hypoxia, altitude sickness, loss of consciousness, and more if left unprotected. This is why many aircraft are pressurized and supplied with fresh oxygen throughout the flight, providing passengers and crew members with a safe and comfortable environment while operating at heights that bring more flight efficiency. In this blog, we will discuss the aircraft pressurization system, allowing you to familiarize yourself with how cabin pressurization is upheld.


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As aircraft have grown increasingly large and complex since the advent of aviation, pilots are often no longer able to manage various flight controls through their own strength alone. In order to assist pilots in achieving the necessary force to actuate various processes and systems, apparatuses such as pneumatic systems have found implementation on many aircraft. Utilizing compressed air within an enclosed space, pneumatic systems can achieve upwards of 3,000 psi of force for carrying out numerous tasks.


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As aircraft technology has continued to advance over the years, pilots have been provided an increased amount of tools to better ensure safe and efficient flight operations. In order for pilots to easily manage flight trajectories while taking various flight conditions and instrument readings into consideration, a system known as the flight director is commonly used. The flight director system comprises a variety of electronic components that enable a set flight condition to be followed with the computation of various operational conditions. With their capabilities, pilots are relieved of having to carry out various metal calculations related to interception angles, climb and descent rates, wind drift correction, and more.


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