Flight controllers are an important element of drones, acting as the brain that monitors and governs everything that the vehicle does during an operation. In their most simplistic form, flight controllers are just a circuit board with various electronic chips attached. Nevertheless, the combination of intelligent electronics and software present in a flight controller makes the various capabilities of the drone possible. As such, it can be useful to have a basic understanding of how a typical flight controller works and is designed.


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Aircraft wings are not only required to generate lift for flight, but are also designed to have more aerodynamic efficiency than any other part of the aircraft. Additionally, they must also house the fuel tanks, engine nacelles, and several other aircraft components, depending on the aircraft type. To guarantee that an airplane can generate ample lift, great care must be taken to ensure that the wing has a smooth, lightweight structure.


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In virtually any industry, fasteners are important part types for securing items and systems in place. As such, common fasteners like screws and nuts are available in many different designs for different implementations. Also known as lag bolts, lag screws are a type of fastener that can be used for various applications. Despite being one of the older and more widely used types of fastener available on the market today, many people are not familiar with the functions and benefits of such components. As such, this blog will provide an overview of lag screws and how they are used.


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Aircraft have advanced in many ways through the years, seeing various leaps in technology, performance, capability, and more. One of the biggest changes that has happened to aircraft was the introduction of the glass cockpit, that of which replaced the conventional round dials and gauges originally relied on by pilots. While there are major benefits to the glass cockpit, it can often be an expensive investment to upgrade if you still have a conventional set-up. As such, one may wonder what the differences between each are, and the various pros and cons of the upgrade decision. In this blog, we will discuss these details further to help you better make a decision.


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When first learning how to pilot an aircraft, one will have to familiarize them self with the various cockpit instruments that they will rely on during flight to maintain safety and efficiency. There are many instruments that are provided, each offering readings on different aspects of operation. The measurements provided by the airspeed indicator, altimeter, and vertical speed indicator will all regularly be used by the pilot to effectively manage a flight path. It is paramount that one understands the differences between each instrument as they perform separate tasks. In this blog, we will discuss the differences between the airspeed indicator, altimeter, and vertical speed indicator, allowing you to have a better grasp on the importance of each.


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Helicopters are a very unique and useful form of aircraft, capable of carrying out many operations that conventional fixed-wing aircraft are unable to do as a result of their VTOL and hovering capabilities. While lift and movement is made possible through rotor assemblies situated on the body of the helicopter, these rotor blades would not spin if not for the energy supplied to them by the engine. While helicopters may take advantage of various engine types depending on their design and intended application, the primary choice will often come down to whether a piston or gas turbine engine is better. In this blog, we will discuss both engine types, allowing you to better understand how they benefit helicopters.


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The blades on drones that spin rapidly to create the airflow necessary to help drones fly are called drone propellers. They are a basic part of the assembly that is replaceable and is essentially a propulsion system that is responsible for lifting drones up in the air. Drone propellers do not just help drones fly up and come back down but also, depending upon the type of propeller, aid in moving the drone in other directions as well. Different drone propellers play varying roles based on their capabilities like making the drone hover or move forward and back.


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While many people have seen airplanes flying in the dark, some may wonder what type of headlights these airplanes use to see well from a great distance. To the surprise of many, aircraft do not actually use headlights as would be seen on a standard automobile. Instead, they use landing lights to establish visuals while taking off and landing in place of headlights. These landing lights are powerful enough to help you see the airplane from almost 100 miles away and are ten times brighter than any regular headlights on a vehicle. 


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All aircraft necessitate routine maintenance and regular checks to ensure that they are working optimally. During these checks, parts are examined for flaws, aircraft surfaces are assessed for wear, and components may even be replaced or repaired. However, not all parts can be reused and instead must be replaced. For instance, the brake lining and disc brakes must be replaced as they can deteriorate over time. 


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When aircraft land, they must dump fuel before reaching the ground. While someone unfamiliar with this process may think this is wasteful, it is actually very efficient. Dumping fuel is a means of lowering the weight of the plane so that it endures less stress as it lands. 


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