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Most lawnmowers, chainsaws, and other small gas-powered engines do not require batteries. Instead, they use a magneto ignition system to generate their own power to start the combustion engine. A similar system is used on aircraft on a much larger scale in the form of dual magneto ignition. In an effort to safeguard assemblies in case of electrical or engine failure, aircraft use a system of two self-contained generators which are each powerful enough to start the engine on their own. This article will cover five important pieces of information to better understand dual magneto ignition.


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Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) are radio beacons that are supplied on board aircraft and utilized in the event of a crash or other unprecedented incident. There are two main types of ELTs in service, those of which are the 406 MHz ELT and the 121.5 MHz ELT. To better understand the function of these ELT types, this blog will outline the purpose and function of ELTs.


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When flying an aircraft, pilots are often provided with a number of cockpit controls for the means of controlling the aircraft and its various systems. Of these various controls, the yoke is one of the more important devices as it permits a user to pilot many types of fixed-wing aircraft. Also referred to as control wheels or control columns, yokes enable pilots to manage the aircraft’s attitude, and it can be adjusted in various ways to execute pitches and rolls alike. In this blog, we will discuss the yoke aircraft control in more detail, allowing you to better understand its functionality, as well as how it compares to alternative devices that are present in other aircraft models.


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A pilot’s main threat to a safe, smooth flight is turbulence moving the plane around. Air travel relies on the movement of air in atmospheric jet streams, which can be difficult for pilots and air control centers to track as they are invisible and can travel in any direction. In general, jet streams form in long, horizontal waves up to a thousand miles long, allowing pilots to save fuel by riding the current in a similar fashion to surfers riding a wave.  However, danger presents itself when jet streams traveling in multiple directions converge, forming turbulence.         


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For the forward movement of an engine, the reciprocating motion of a piston must be converted into the rotation of the crankshaft. To perform this particular task, you need a connecting rod. A connecting rod is an integral part of the engine, forming the connection between the piston and crankshaft.


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In the realm of electronic components, a jumper is a small metal connector capable of opening or closing part of a circuit. Jumpers typically feature two or more connecting points, those of which are used to regulate the circuit board. Zero ohm jumpers, also known as zero ohm resistors, are specialized jumpers that are packed like a standard resistor, allowing for post-fabrication configurability. In this blog, we will discuss the zero ohm jumper in more detail, allowing you to have a better understanding of their design and operations.


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Resistors are common passive components found in countless electronic circuits, and they are often used to reduce current flow, terminate transmission lines, divide voltages, and much more. To accommodate a wide variety of electrical needs, resistors come in many shapes and forms. Metal foil resistors in particular are a popular option for high precision applications, offering ample performance over alternate options alongside accuracy, stability, and speed. With their implementation within aerospace applications, instrumentation, and other settings, it can be beneficial to understand their use and operational characteristics.


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