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Landing gear plays a crucial role in aviation, serving as the principal support system for aircraft during takeoff, flight, and landing. Therefore, having a comprehensive understanding of it is essential for aviation professionals and enthusiasts alike, so read on as we discuss the components, types, maintenance needs, and emerging technologies associated with landing gear.

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Aircraft exhaust systems play a crucial role in the overall performance and safety of an aircraft. While they are responsible for expelling hot gasses and byproducts generated during engine operations, it is essential to understand the direct effects that exhaust can have on flight safety. In this blog post, we will explore the potential impact of aircraft exhaust, focusing on the importance of heat deflectors and the role of fasteners and rivets in promoting safety.

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While only used for a fraction of time during flight, an airplane’s landing gear often endures the harshest treatment of any equipment on board. The wheels not only support the full weight of a plane’s payload, but they must also be equipped to handle sudden contact with the runway during touchdown, as well as aggressive stops at high speeds. Coupled together, these factors expose the wheels to high heat and stress that wears them out over time. As such, extensive engineering has been put into determining how many wheels are adequate to effectively support the aircraft while reducing its overall weight. You may ask yourself, “How do manufacturers determine the number of wheels an aircraft needs? This article will answer this question by providing a short guide for understanding landing gear wheels.

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Retaining rings are ring-shaped fasteners that are designed to fit onto shafts or bores to help keep machinery parts in place. Typically consisting of a small metal ring, these fasteners are some of the most common devices you will find in industrial machinery, vehicle construction, and more. Consequently, to suit a myriad of applications, they come in several different materials, sizes, and styles. With so many variations to choose from, here is a helpful set of tips you may reference to help find the best retaining rings for your assembly.

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