When it comes to electronic components, parts are either categorized as active or passive based on their ability to control or amplify power flow in a circuit. Since active components are used to manipulate the flow of electricity, they require a source of energy such as a direct current to perform their function. This article will focus on passive components, explain their function, and describe the different types: resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transducers.


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When operating a hydraulic or pressurized system that is enclosed, it can often be useful to have a method in place for relieving substances for the means of reducing pressure and density differences. This is often achieved through the use of a component known as a bleed screw, that of which is a screw that may be turned to create an outlet within a given system. When the screw is turned to make an opening, it is known as “bleeding” the system as pressurized substances escape. As a component that is found in various industries and applications for system pressure control, understanding the functionalities of bleed screws and their use can be very beneficial.


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When conducting a flight operation, it is paramount that the correct amount of fuel is supplied for the means of efficiency and safety. With the use of a fuel management system, fuel calculations may be conducted to find the proper amount of fuel required for a particular route, stop, or diversion. On top of general calculations, a fuel system may also provide high precision by accommodating for time, wind, distance, and fuel flow. In this blog, we will discuss the fuel management system and its functionality, allowing you to better understand its uses and importance to flight.


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In order to move liquids or compress gases within an assembly or fluid application, pumps are one of the most commonly used equipment pieces across varying industries. Piston pumps in particular are a type of positive displacement pump, capable of utilizing a reciprocating piston and high-pressure seal to create large amounts of pressure. While an old device that has long been used in countless industries, the piston pump continues to be a standard component for a wide range of applications. In this blog, we will discuss the design and functionality of piston pumps, as well as common types seen in various setting.


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The airspeed indicator (ASI) is a standard flight instrument of aircraft that enables pilots to monitor their airspeed in the form of knots, kilometers per hour, miles per hour, or meters per second. Determining forward speed is crucial for many flight procedures such as maintaining a set speed for optimal fuel burning or ensuring speed is safely reduced for a turn or landing. As the airspeed indicator is paramount for the safe operation of an aircraft, having a basic understanding of its functionality and how to read one is important for any pilot or aircraft engineer.


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An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a type of heat engine in which the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer, typically air, in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit. In an ICE, the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion applies direct force to some component of the engine. ICEs are highly efficient and easy to start & disengage. There are five main parts of an ICE: the fuel system, lubrication system, air intake system, exhaust system, and electrical system. In this blog, we will discuss each part and its functions.


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Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the electronics market was experiencing steady growth around the world. However, following the pandemic, the global electronics market has seen two major impacts. For one, the production facilities of electronics have been halted due to the logistical stoppages and lack of available workforce across the globe. Second, the majority of e-commerce companies around the world have limited the delivery of non-essential items (among which are electronics), effectively bringing the industry to a standstill. In this blog, we will take a deep look at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the electronics industry.


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When constructing an aircraft and installing the various airframe components needed for performance, safety, and stability, rigging serves as the installation and adjustment method for such components. Whether attaching wings, tail surfaces, ailerons, or similar airframe structures, a number of procedures are carried out to ensure proper travel stops, cable tension, and more. Beyond airframe components, rigging and rigging gear can also be used for the attachment of flight deck controls, landing gear, engine controls, and other such components.


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While electricity has highly benefited our endeavors as a society, it remains a volatile force that must be controlled for the safety of sensitive appliances and the individuals operating them. To control the forces of electricity and minimize its presented hazards, insulating materials are used to provide Resistance Assembly. Depending on the type of electrical insulators and insulating materials that are used within an electronic assembly, current may be slowed down or stopped completely as needed.


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An electrical cable is an assembly of one or more wires running side by side or in a bundle used to carry electric current. The composition of one or more electrical cables and their corresponding connectors is known as a cable assembly. While a cable assembly is not necessarily suitable for connecting two devices, it can be a partial product. For example, a cable assembly can be soldered onto a printed circuit board with a connector mounted to the housing. Cable assemblies are also able to take the form of a cable tree or cable harness, when needed to connect many terminals together. For their myriad applications, there is a broad range of types of electrical cables. This blog will cover some of the most common types and provide details about each.


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Aircraft refueling is one of the most crucial facets of flight operations, ensuring that there is always enough fuel for reaching a destination safely. Typically conducted at the gate of an airport or outside of an aircraft hanger, refueling is carried out by aviation refueler mechanics who are specifically trained in the process. As there are multiple hazards and dangers to aviation refueling, it is important that personnel enact rigorous safety management and proper procedures while carrying out the process. In this blog, we will discuss the steps of aircraft refueling, allowing you to better understand the role that aviation refueler mechanics play for flight operations.


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