Category Archives: Aircraft Exhaust

How Does Aircraft Exhaust Systems Affect Flight Safety?

Flight safety and aircraft exhaust systems An aircraft exhaust system significantly affects a plane’s performance and the safety of passengers. It works by keeping combustion by-products away from the engine while indirectly providing a heat source for the cabin and carburetor. However, a faulty system prevents the engine from functioning properly, or worse, it may cause carbon monoxide poisoning, fire and complete engine failure.    The importance of ensuring that your aircraft exhaust system is regularly inspected and maintained cannot be overstated. Since exhaust systems are regularly exposed to over 1,000 degrees Celsius and a corrosive environment, their components are ...

The Top-Notch Types of Aircraft You Can Trust

To many, the word “aircraft” conjures images of sleek jets or military aircraft. However, there are a number of different types of aircraft that are used for various purposes. For example, there are crop dusters that are short and specialize in spraying crops; then there are other aircraft such as seaplanes that can land on water. While some people might think that flying an aircraft is easy, pilots must go through rigorous training to become one. There is also a lot more to owning and maintaining an aircraft than meets the eye. From insurance to maintenance and repairs; owning an ...

The Best Ways to Maintain Your Aircraft Exhaust System

Keeping your aircraft exhaust system in peak condition can be challenging, especially if you log a lot of flight time. To avoid potential problems, you need to inspect and maintain the system regularly. Unfortunately, many pilots neglect their exhaust systems until something goes wrong. That’s why so many aircraft mechanics have stories about the crazy things they’ve seen from neglected exhaust systems—everything from rats nesting in heat exchangers to snakes making homes in tailpipes. It’s that bad! But don’t worry; it doesn’t have to be that bad for you as well. With routine inspections ...

Identifying Good from Bad Welding: The Importance of Quality Work‍

Too often, the term “welding” is used in the same sentence as “bad welds.” But is that fair? In this blog post, we’ll cover some of the main reasons why welds can sometimes look bad and how you can identify good from bad welding. Welding is a semi-automated process that joins metals to make them as one. Depending on the welding process, welds can look differently. Some welds are good, and some are bad. Why is quality so important? When you’re making a weld, you need to join two or more metals together. Doing this requires extreme heat, ...

How Does a Tuned Exhaust System Impact My Aircraft’s Engine Performance?

Your plane's exhaust system greatly influences the fuel efficiency, power, and performance of your aircraft's engine. For this reason, no aircraft owner should skimp on the quality, design, and maintenance of their exhaust system. A tuned exhaust system is an option for some aircraft piston engines. The installation of a tuned exhaust system improves an aircraft's engine efficiency, power, and overall performance. To better understand how it works and differs from a traditional engine, we need to know how a traditional engine works. Related: How Does an Aircraft Exhaust System Affect Engine Performance?  How Does a Regular Aircraft Combustion Engine ...

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