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An introduction to the various aircraft systems run off the engine in a typical light aircraft. This includes ignition, fuel, electrical and pressurization.
An introduction to the various aircraft systems run off the engine in a typical light aircraft. This includes ignition, fuel, electrical and pressurization.
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18 May 2022
The electrical system is essential to any modern aircraft and is responsible for running everything from the lights and avionics, to the engine starter motor.
The electrical system is essential to any modern aircraft and is responsible for running everything from the lights and avionics, to the engine starter motor.
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18 May 2022
This tutorial focuses exclusively on the aerodynamics and structural design of the high lift flap and slat system.
This tutorial focuses exclusively on the aerodynamics and structural design of the high lift flap and slat system.
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18 May 2022
Four-stroke engines are the most common engine type in use in the general aviation industry. In this tutorial we will examine the four-stroke cycle in detail.
Four-stroke engines are the most common engine type in use in the general aviation industry. In this tutorial we will examine the four-stroke cycle in detail.
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28 September 2022
The airspeed indicator (ASI) is an instrument that makes use of the aircraft’s pitot-static system to provide the pilot with a reading of the aircraft's speed.
The airspeed indicator (ASI) is an instrument that makes use of the aircraft’s pitot-static system to provide the pilot with a reading of the aircraft's speed.
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30 September 2022
The internal combustion (IC) engine is the powerplant used on almost all light general aviation aircraft today.
The internal combustion (IC) engine is the powerplant used on almost all light general aviation aircraft today.
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18 May 2022
The landing gear, or undercarriage, has two primary requirements: to support the aircraft while on the ground and to absorb the large landing loads.
The landing gear, or undercarriage, has two primary requirements: to support the aircraft while on the ground and to absorb the large landing loads.
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17 May 2022
All modern aircraft are fitted with a braking system to assist in slowing and stopping when on the ground.
All modern aircraft are fitted with a braking system to assist in slowing and stopping when on the ground.
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17 May 2022
Internal combustion engines must be adequately lubricated and cooled while running in order to provide safe operation and to function as intended.
Internal combustion engines must be adequately lubricated and cooled while running in order to provide safe operation and to function as intended.
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18 May 2022
Learn more about an aircraft’s tail section with a focus on the tail’s impact in three primary areas: stability, control, and trim.
Learn more about an aircraft’s tail section with a focus on the tail’s impact in three primary areas: stability, control, and trim.
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18 May 2022
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