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What Is Aircraft Metal Fatigue and How To Prevent It?

All the metal components of an aircraft experience normal wear and tear due to repeated flight cycles. Consequently, you need to conduct regular inspection, maintenance and repair. If you need quality service repair or FAA-approved exhaust parts, visit Knisley Welding Inc. and fill out this form.  Related article: General Aircraft Maintenance and Safety Tips   How does aircraft metal fatigue occur? Due to extensive usage, metal components may develop cracks that usually appear microscopic at first. But over time, they become larger and more visible to the naked eye.  As a general rule, older aircraft have more visible signs of ...

What Happens During Aircraft Maintenance?

Proper aircraft maintenance is not just about extending its life and preventing expensive major repairs, but also ensuring the safety of pilots and passengers.     As an aircraft owner and holder of a pilot certificate issued under FAR 61, you can perform basic preventive maintenance tasks like adding oil and air to the shock struts of the service landing gear, installing landing gear tires, and lubricating items that don't require disassembly.    But for a more complicated inspection and repair, you need to hire a certified technician or work with a company that repairs and manufactures FAA-approved aircraft exhaust parts like ...

How to Weld An Exhaust System: A Step-by-Step Guide‍

If you’re wondering how to weld an exhaust system, then you’re in the right place. It’s an understandable question because it can be a pretty intimidating process for the average car enthusiast. However, there are some great resources available to help you figure this out. That being said, we’re here to answer any questions you might have about how to weld an exhaust system. So, without further ado, let’s get started. Welding Rod The first thing you’ll need to weld an exhaust system is a welding rod. A welding rod is a wire that’...

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, ...

Common Aircraft Exhaust Problems and How to Fix Them

Unlike car exhaust systems, whose only purpose is to reduce noise and take gases away from the engine, aircraft exhaust has more complicated functions such as supplying cabin and carburetor heat.  Because the aircraft exhaust systems (stacks and muffler) are exposed to extreme conditions and temperatures, they require regular exhaust maintenance. The goal is to detect minute cracks and leaks, which can cause further damage and even risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to the occupants if left unchecked.  A word of caution: Owners can perform some of the basic “visual inspections” but should not in any way conduct their own ...

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