aeroplane parts


Spoilers, thrust reversers & Air brakes 1160

There are many ways to increase drag and reduce speed in an aircraft either when on the ground or on air, these includes spoilers, thrust reversers and air brakes. other methods of braking include wheel brakes, drogue parachutes and dive brakes. We will cover all these below :- spoilers – […]


Flaps found in an airplane 700

There are many types of airplane flaps but they all fall under two categories :- leading edge flaps Trailing edge flaps in the leading edge include Plain, slotted and Fowler flaps while in the trailing edge include Krueger flaps, slats, and slots. TYPES OF FLAP This combines both leading edge […]


plane wheels & tyres 740

Plane wheels and tyres are a very critical and sensitive part of a plane. in combination with the strut they combine together to form a planes oleo-pneumatic strut. plane wheels are classified in two:- loose/detachable flange type divided wheels Fusible plugs are placed in some wheels with tubeless tires to […]


Aeronautical structures & forces 640

stringer – this is a tie that surrounds the airplane. it takes tensile stresses or forces given by the fuselage structure by pressurization.The formers too resist this stresses. the two are shown below :- landing gear – has oleo pneumatic struts that resist compressive stresses when landing. Adhesive bonding processes […]


Classification of aerospace vehicles 681

There are many types of aerospace vehicles. They include :- Aerostatic balloon – used as an aerospace vehicle for the most opulent and creme de la creme. This was first engineered by french and is also known as hot air balloon.   Airship (zeppelin) – This is a power driven […]


seals & pipelines 454

seals and pipelines are used in transportation of hydraulic fluids in a plane. HYDRAULIC FLUIDS IN A PLANE they include:- DEF STAN 91 – 48 – mineral fluid for high pressures and low temperatures. it is coloured red. SKYDROL – it is a phosphate ester based synthetic hydraulic fluid . […]


fire detection in airplanes 776

  An airplane just like any other man made object can be prone to fire. It is therefore deemed necessary to fire proof or eliminate causes of fire in the airplane. Designated fire zones – engines, auxiliary power unit, wheel wells, cargo compartments, lavatories, bleed air ducts & electronic bays. […]


Ice protection systems 718

Ice on a plane can be dangerous and can sometimes prove to be fatal if it gets into a planes major components or windscreen hence there is need for ice protection. To get rid of this ice there are a couple of ways :- Fluid ice protection system – it […]


cockpit Explained 430

Have u ever entered a plane or seen it in a movie and the cockpit  looks like this : -what are all this gadgets and avionics?is there a way to memorize them all? if the pilots can, we also can. Well will cover each part one by one and to […]


specialized aircrafts 2585

This are aircrafts that perform their functions differently that the normal planes. The specialized aircraft combine or use different gadgets to enhance aerodynamics or increase performance. Flaperons – This performs both jobs of ailerons and flaps. they are structurally sound even though they are made of light material and are […]