Aircraft Systems

Technical information covering the various systems found in a light aircraft.
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This post details the pitot static system which provides pressure readings to the three pressure-based primary flight instruments: the airspeed indicator, the altimeter, and the vertical speed indicator.
This post details the pitot static system which provides pressure readings to the three pressure-based primary flight instruments: the airspeed indicator, the altimeter, and the vertical speed indicator.
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28 September 2022
An aircraft’s fuel system must be capable of providing a consistent delivery of fuel at the flow rate and pressure established by the manufacturer.
An aircraft’s fuel system must be capable of providing a consistent delivery of fuel at the flow rate and pressure established by the manufacturer.
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18 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
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
A look at the various cockpit engine instruments found in a typical light aircraft and the operation of a piston aircraft engine.
A look at the various cockpit engine instruments found in a typical light aircraft and the operation of a piston aircraft engine.
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18 May 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 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
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
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
Learn more about the design of a typical semi-monocoque fusealge structure, and the various structural components and loadings that contribute to the final design.
Learn more about the design of a typical semi-monocoque fusealge structure, and the various structural components and loadings that contribute to the final design.
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18 May 2022
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