Communication, Navigation Devices & Antennas

Submitted by ewadmin on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:12

The present article concentrates on communication and navigation devices and antennas widely used in General Aviation aircraft. A separate article for engine and flight instruments will follow. Apart from commonly used selection criteria like integrated technologies, product capabilities and specifications, product certification (e.g. FAA 8130-3 Form or EASA Form1) is sometimes required which limits selection and affects the product price.

Aircraft Piston Engines

Submitted by ewadmin on Sun, 06/14/2020 - 15:27

An aircraft piston engine, also commonly referred to as a reciprocating engine, is an internal combustion engine that uses one or more reciprocating pistons to convert pressure into a rotational motion. The aircraft piston engine operates on the same principles as the engines found in most automobiles. Fuel Aircraft reciprocating (piston) engines are typically designed to run on aviation gasoline (Avgas) although engine versions running on automotive gasoline (Mogas) or both are also offered in the market.