While there are various aircraft that may be unpressurized, the majority of commercial airliners and business aircraft will utilize a pressurization system for the benefit of passengers and crew members. At the high altitudes that many aircraft operate at, the presence of low air pressure can result in insufficient oxygen density that is hazardous to individuals. While an oxygen tank may be used to combat this, such solutions are not efficient for aircraft in which many individuals are aboard. As such, the pressurization control system is implemented for numerous aircraft in order to protect all individuals from hypoxia.


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Resistors are electronic devices that are designed to impede the flow of current running through their bodies, allowing for the protection of sensitive electronics while also opening up the opportunity to control and manage voltage values for specific applications. As a technology that was first invented in 1959, resistors now serve almost all electrical circuits. With a variety of resistor types featuring different constructions, materials, tolerance values, and other characteristics, finding the correct type often depends on the specific needs of the operation. In this blog, we will discuss the carbon film and metal oxide film resistor in particular, allowing you to best understand the differences between two very common electrical circuit components.


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For aircraft to achieve heavier-than-air flight and provide the benefits of rapid global travel, they harness the forces of aerodynamics. By manipulating airflow with various structures and surfaces, a sufficient amount of lift can be created under the wings to allow the aircraft to ascend and glide. With flight control surfaces known as flaps, pilots can further manipulate the aerodynamic forces exerted on the aircraft, allowing them to increase lift as needed. While the use of flaps may vary by aircraft, they typically allow for operations to be conducted at lower speeds and distances than would be needed without them.


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Fixtures and jigs are two devices used to reduce the down time of mass production processes. As such, the two terms are frequently used interchangeably. Despite this, functionally speaking, they are different tools. This blog will look at fixtures and jigs, their types, uses, and differences.


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With the advent of automatic transmissions and the implementation of various hydraulic components, cars no longer rely on clutches and gear shifts for their operation. Rather, the automatic transmission system utilizes a hydraulic torque converter, that of which is a fluid coupling that allows for the engine's torque to be transformed and transmitted to the transmission system. As such, hydraulic torque converters allow for smoother operations of vehicles, providing various benefits with their use.


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In many civilian and military aircraft, having an oxygen system is critical for the safety and well-being of all on board. This is due to the extreme altitudes and conditions that aircraft often operate in where oxygen levels and temperatures can be dangerously low. To ensure the safety and comfort of all, many aircraft utilize pressurized cabins and supply oxygen in order to provide an environment that is closer to sea level. In this blog, we will discuss the various methods in which oxygen is supplied to passengers and pilots across various applications and aircraft types.


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