As many current and prospective pilots may know, aircraft will often vary in their cockpit controls, instruments, and other features based on the manufacturer of the vehicle, when it was made, and other such factors. Although many modern aircraft now feature advanced glass cockpits with similar technology, there is still a big divide in controls when it comes down to Airbus and Boeing aircraft. While Boeing aircraft feature a yoke for pilots to use, Airbus aircraft feature a control stick. While both of these controls ultimately perform the same exact duty, they vary in their design and placement, making it essential that pilots learn how to use both if they intend to operate aircraft from both manufacturers.


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In the majority of aircraft, pilots use a flight yoke to control their direction of flight. This device is essentially a column which can be shifted forward, backward, and side-to-side, as well as turned like a steering wheel. These movements can then be used to direct the plane along three axes, and allow for rotation. Working in combination with pedals that control yaw (side-to-side movement), the flight yoke makes up one part of the flight control system that can operate across a full range of motion.


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Magnetic sensors are a form of solid state device, capable of converting the magnitude of a magnetic field into an electrical signal that can be processed by electrical circuits. Magnetic sensors trace back to their invention a few decades ago, and while they originally acted as sensors that utilize the electromagnetic induction effect, they have since expanded to cover the galvano-magnetic effect, the Josephson effect, the magneto-resistance effect, and much more. In this blog, we will offer a brief overview of magnetic sensors and their various types, allowing you to have a better understanding of how they can be used.


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An SCSI, or Small Computer System Interface, is a form of standard electronic interface developed by American National Standards Institute, and they are utilized by personal computers for the means of communicating with a variety of peripheral hardware. As such, SCSIs ensure that a computer may work with hard drives, tape drives, printers, scanners, CD-ROM drives, and other devices with increased speed and flexibility when compared with older forms of parallel data transfer interfaces. To help you understand how this technology functions and what types of computer systems benefit from SCSIs, we will discuss them in more detail below.


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If you have been on an airplane, chances are, you have experienced turbulence. Some passengers feel nervous or worry that it may be dangerous, but turbulence is a normal part of air travel and is almost never cause for concern. Turbulence is generally caused by weather changes, specifically wind and pressure changes which affect the streams of air that planes regularly fly through. However, turbulence comes in several different forms. Here is a list of the different types of turbulence and how they are created.


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Aviation requires regular updates of critical metrics, such as altitude, speed, air pressure, and more. These values are used by the pilot and various computers to perform needed calculations. However, not every metric is easy to measure accurately and in real-time, particularly those values dependent on the state of gasses, since these variables are all related and can change quickly. Temperature is one such value that is critical to several aviation components with several methods of measurement. In this blog, we will discuss everything you need to know about the measurement and calculation of total air temperature, which most accurately represents the air temperature in flight.


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A composite apparatus refers to a structure made up of various types of complementary, supportive substances. While individual materials making up a composite mixture may not seem strong and significant, when combined with the right materials, they form a powerful and durable structure.


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An industrial hose is an assembly that consists of a hose, stem, ferrule, couplings, and fittings. In order to safely compress and deform such products to a specific hose length or diameter, two processes can be used: crimping or swaging. Though it may seem counterintuitive to change the physical composition of a hose, the swagging and/or crimping process is a critical part of the hose assembly.


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For countless environments, vehicles, and systems, having the ability to detect the presence of a fire or flames is paramount for upholding safety. For a stark majority of fire detection technology, the detection of a fire is made possible through the detection of heat, particulate matter from smoke, or light from the flame. Depending on the application, certain methods of detection may not be optimal, such as detecting flame heat when hot pipes are present or detecting particle matter when other environmental substances are present. Flame sensors or flame detectors are an extremely advantageous option, capable of detecting flames in less than a second through optical means.


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The evaporative emission control system (EVAP) is used in automobiles to keep fuel vapors inside the fuel tank and prevent them from entering the surrounding environment. This crucial system usually functions without issue, but if any problems do surface, such issues can lead to a frustrating check engine light. In the EVAP, one of the most critical elements is the purge valve. It is also one most prone to degradation and failure. In this blog, we will discuss everything you need to know about purge valves so that you may have a better understanding of the EVAP as a whole.


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