aeroplanes


Aircraft Pressurization 601

Pressurization is the process of increasing air pressure inside an aircraft specifically the cabin. This is done due to reduce trapped gas, decompression sickness & hypoxia which is a condition of insufficient oxygen. An aircraft flies in high altitudes because it consumes less fuel due to low turbulence, it also […]


Airplane Actuators 240

Actuators are used to convert the hydraulic pressure into mechanical movement. ACTUATORS Single acting Double acting unbalanced Double acting balanced Hydraulic gadgets hydraulic motor – is a form of of rotary actuator. Hydraulic fuses are located near anti-skid module on top of the wheel well. They block lines in vulnerable […]


Aircraft fuel systems 982

An aircraft fuel system is designed to make fuel available to the engine at all times. The fuel tanks and reserve tanks are located at the wings of the aircraft and one in the belly of the aircraft inside next to the wings below the seats called center tank. vent […]


types of Jet Engines 751

In order for a plane to fly it needs thrust, this is attained by the heart of the aircraft that is the gas turbine jet engine. a small plane can be powered by a normal gasoline or diesel 4 stroke engine as described in my engine article but a large […]


Pre-flight inspection & checks 472

Any aircraft is pre-flight inspected & checked before its on air to avoid mishaps and ensure its safe to commute on. each aeroplane has it own pre-flight checklist therefore we cant say for certain but basically most air craft pass almost through the following steps. Pilots follow a certain procedure […]


emergency equipment & systems in an aircraft 785

This are the equipment and systems employed in-case of emergency i.e like when a plane gets lost or crashes in order to track it, the passengers, flight crew, the pilot & co-pilot. They include :- flight data recorder (FDR) – keeps history of recent history of flight in a plane […]


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 […]