Category Archives: Aircraft Exhaust

Single vs. Twin Engines in Airplanes

Among many things that people consider when buying aircraft is its number of engines. There is a big difference between the two types. It is one of the very first factors you have to consider when choosing an aircraft. To make an informed decision, you need to know more about these two types. Are you ready to learn about the basics of these two types? Read on! What are single-engine airplanes? From its name, you will instantly figure out what single-engine aircraft is – it has one engine. It is less complex. Generally, it has fewer controls, which makes it beginner-friendly. Single-engine aircraft is...

Airplane Buyer’s Guide

Buying an airplane is the ultimate dream for many. It can be an intimidating task because of the many things you have to consider. Having a guide that will lead you through the decision-making process is a great help.

Why buy a light airplane?

With the ever-growing presence of budget airlines and seat sales, it becomes more difficult to justify having a plane. Some people will see it as an impractical purchase, but do not let them dissuade you. Owning a plane gives you independence. Imagine being able to fly at will. Imagine going places without the need to get through airport security...

How To Fuel Light Aircraft By Yourself

Just like owning a house or a car, owning a light aircraft is a responsibility. While there may be folks available to do maintenance work and refueling, it's always a good idea to learn to do these yourself. Which is why it's part of flight lessons for student pilots. Anyone who owns or flies a plane on their own should also know how to fuel it themselves. After all, you won't have someone else to handle your refueling for you, especially if you're on your own in an unfamiliar airport. The 12 steps for refueling your...

Which Materials are Used for Making an Aircraft Exhaust Nozzle?

In most modern aircraft, gas turbine engines are generally used. These engines are located either under the wings or the tail of the aircraft. It is the part responsible for propelling the aircraft forward. Because of the tremendous amount of energy these parts have to endure, the materials need to be able to withstand high temperature and pressure.   Although gas turbine engines can have different types, they always have common parts such as the fan, compressor, turbine, combustor, and exhaust nozzle. Each of these parts plays a specific role in the engine system. Among these parts,...

Tuned Exhaust: How it Impacts your Aircraft Engine

A tuned exhaust system is an option for some aircraft piston engines. Installation of a tuned exhaust engine can result in increased engine efficiency, increased power, and better 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?  Your engine goes through four "strokes" during the combustion process. The Intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust strokes. An "intake" valve is located at the top of the cylinder. During the intake stroke, the piston moves down the cylinder, sucking a new...

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