Category Archives: Aircraft Exhaust

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 ...

Plane and Simple: Basic Aircraft Maintenance

Okay, so you finally have your light aircraft. Maybe you worked hard to get here and be a proud owner of one, but know that the hard work may have just begun. To keep flying, you need to keep maintaining it. This article is an excellent place to start.  Two things can destroy your aircraft- misuse and neglect. As an owner, it is your sole responsibility to check and preserve your aircraft’s airworthiness. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) defines airworthiness as “when an aircraft or one of its component parts meets its type design and is in a condition ...

Top Aviation Magazines

Part of having a hobby is building knowledge about the craft. Whether it is cooking, music, sports, it is natural for hobbyists to seek new information. For some, it comes easier due to a wide range of learning materials available. For others, it can be quite challenging.   For aircraft enthusiasts, learning about flying and planes has never been this easy. A lot of magazines specifically dedicated to the craft have come about. We have come up with a list of the top ten best aviation magazines you should check out!  Flypast Magazine  The Flypast is an internationally regarded magazine that ...

Single vs. Twin Engines in Airplanes

Among many things that people consider when buying aircraft is its number of engines. There is a big difference between the two types. It is one of the very first factors you have to consider when choosing an aircraft. To make an informed decision, you need to know more about these two types. Are you ready to learn about the basics of these two types? Read on! What are single-engine airplanes? From its name, you will instantly figure out what single-engine aircraft is – it has one engine. It is less complex. Generally, it has fewer controls, which makes it beginner-friendly. ...

Airplane Buyer’s Guide

Buying an airplane is the ultimate dream for many. It can be an intimidating task because of the many things you have to consider. Having a guide that will lead you through the decision-making process is a great help. Why buy a light airplane? With the ever-growing presence of budget airlines and seat sales, it becomes more difficult to justify having a plane. Some people will see it as an impractical purchase, but do not let them dissuade you. Owning a plane gives you independence. Imagine being able to fly at will. Imagine going places without the need to get ...

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