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Audio jacks are connectors that are found across various sound systems and electronic devices, facilitating the transmission of audio signals from one device to another. In this blog, we will discuss some of the different types of audio jacks available, as a comprehensive understanding of them is crucial for compatibility and effective connectivity in audio setups.
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Posted on June 5, 2024 Jerold Perkins Aviation

Boarding an aircraft, passengers may not be acquainted with the intricate systems that collaboratively ensure their comfort and safety during flights. Among these vital components is the air management system, also known as the environmental control system (ECS). This blog delves into the fundamental functions of the air management system, its integral components, and its pivotal role in the aviation sector, allowing you to understand such technology better. Read more >>

Posted on November 20, 2023 Jerold Perkins Aviation

In the dynamic landscape of aviation, the pursuit of precision and accuracy is imperative. Within this context, aircraft electronic instruments assume a pivotal role, ensuring safe and efficient flights. From the moment an aircraft taxis down the runway to the final approach and landing, these instruments furnish pilots with indispensable data, serving as a guiding force through the skies. In this blog, we will discuss common aircraft electronic instruments, unraveling their profound significance and multifaceted functionality within the industry. Read more >>

Posted on October 19, 2023 Jerold Perkins Avionics

An aircraft piston engine, commonly referred to as a reciprocating engine, is an internal combustion engine that uses one or more reciprocating pistons to convert pressure into rotational motion. Alongside the fuel injectors, compressors, and the pistons themselves, these engines rely on an ignition system to keep them running. Overall, this system plays a vital role in igniting the air-fuel mixture in the engine's cylinders, enabling the combustion process necessary for propulsion. As such, understanding how ignition systems work is essential for any aviation enthusiast or aspiring pilot. Read more >>

Posted on June 6, 2023 Jerold Perkins Aviation

 Aircraft oxygen systems are crucial safety features for countless aircraft that transport individuals. At the standard altitudes that most commercial aircraft operate at, air tends to have too low of an oxygen content value to sustain human life, potentially leading to rapid disorientation, fatigue, or even loss of consciousness without protection. As such, it is paramount that aircraft are able to maintain optimal interior conditions that keep passengers and crew members safe, in addition to having aircraft oxygen systems for emergency situations. In this blog, we will explore what aircraft oxygen systems are, how they work, and why they are important. Read more >>

Posted on May 10, 2023 Jerold Perkins Aerospace

Rotary-wing aircraft are an important part of the aviation business, serving a variety of functions and applications such as transportation, search and rescue, military activities, and firefighting. These aircraft are built with an array of parts such as engines, blades, rotors, avionics, and other components that have been sourced from leading aircraft entities. In this blog, we will provide a list of the top 10 aircraft rotary-wing parts manufacturers. Read more >>

Posted on April 4, 2023 Jerold Perkins Aviation

A helicopter rotor system is what provides lift and propulsion to a rotary-wing aircraft, generally consisting of several blades attached to a hub which rotates around a central mast. As helicopters may vary in their design, application, and more, it is common for such aircraft to feature different types of rotors to accommodate their unique needs. In general, rotor systems can be classified into five types based on their design and configuration, and we will provide a brief overview of each to help you become more familiar with the diverse designs of helicopter lift-producing systems. Read more >>

Posted on April 4, 2023 Jerold Perkins Helicopter

Rotary-wing aircraft are an important part of the aviation business, serving a variety of functions and applications such as transportation, search and rescue, military activities, and firefighting. These aircraft are built with an array of parts such as engines, blades, rotors, avionics, and other components that have been sourced from leading aircraft entities. In this blog, we will provide a list of the top 10 aircraft rotary-wing parts manufacturers. Read more >>

Posted on January 19, 2023 Jerold Perkins Aviation

Generators are a common form of equipment that may be found in a diverse set of industries and applications, allowing for harnessable electricity to be generated. Generators generally come in one of two forms, those being direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC) variations. While both of these options rely on the principle of electromagnetic induction to carry out their duties, the exact processes that they follow differ. In this blog, we will provide a brief overview of DC and AC generators, allowing you to have a better grasp on their similarities and differences. Read more >>

Posted on January 5, 2023 Jerold Perkins Electronics

Across many industries, fasteners are used to secure parts of machinery and other components in place during operation. From screws to nuts, bolts, and so much more, there are countless types of fasteners available on the market, all of which function differently. Deciding which fasteners to use for your applications can be tricky, so it is helpful to understand the general designs and functions of some of the more popular fastener types. For your better knowledge, this blog will explore both nuts and nutplates, two separate types of internally threaded fasteners. With similar names but different advantages, it is useful to be able to distinguish between the two when deciding which to procure for your operations.  Read more >>

Posted on September 16, 2022 Jerold Perkins Aviation


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