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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Aircraft are a complex network of intertwining parts and connections functioning in tandem to give a vehicle the capability of flight. First conceptualized in the 1880s and having a first test run in 1903, continual trial and error has led to the modernization of many different types of aircraft. To better understand the primary inner and outer workings of an aircraft, we will go into detail what comprises the interior and exterior of all heavier-than-air aircraft and common differences that may set them apart.

Whether operating or working on a fixed-wing aircraft or rotorcraft, it is vitally important that any individual performing such tasks understands the five basic parts constructing all similar models. Relying on differing ways to produce upthrust and generate lift, heavier-than-air aircraft such as helicopters, commercial airliners, and other related aerodynes all utilize a fuselage, wings, cockpit, engine and/or propeller, and landing gear. Of these five parts, the fuselage serves as the body of the vehicle to which all other parts like the cockpit, wings, landing gear, and engine are affixed to. However, unlike fixed-wing aircraft that employ jet engines or propellers in the form of a turboprop or propofan, rotorcraft utilize rotary wings that can be tilted to impact direction.

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Electronics are often at risk of becoming damaged from overload conditions, even presenting the risk of an electrical fire if proper protection is not in place. Electrical protection devices may come in a variety of forms, though the two most common devices that are regularly implemented in countless spaces are the circuit breaker and fuse. With both devices, wires, appliances, machinery, and even individuals may be guarded from the hazards of a fault or short circuit. Despite serving a similar role in circuit protection, circuit breakers and fuses feature different designs and operational characteristics that set the two devices apart from one another.

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People all over the world use the Internet every single day, often doing so without giving a single thought to how it works. As such, many Internet users are unclear about what roles the individual devices in their networks play. One very common source of confusion is the difference between routers and modems. Though many people think these devices are the same, and the terms are often (mistakenly) used interchangeably, they are two different devices that carry out different functions. The modem is the device that connects your home to the Internet, while the router is what controls the network within your home. Understanding the difference between these two will be a great help next time your network runs into problems. In this blog, we will discuss the difference between modems and routers in detail.

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