Category Archives: Aircraft Exhaust

How Does a Tuned Exhaust System Impact My Aircraft’s Engine Performance?

Your plane's exhaust system greatly influences the fuel efficiency, power, and performance of your aircraft's engine. For this reason, no aircraft owner should skimp on the quality, design, and maintenance of their exhaust system. A tuned exhaust system is an option for some aircraft piston engines. The installation of a tuned exhaust system improves an aircraft's engine efficiency, power, and overall performance. To better understand how it works and differs from a traditional engine, we need to know how a traditional engine works. Related: How Does an Aircraft Exhaust System Affect Engine Performance?  How Does a Regular Aircraft Combustion Engine ...

What Do I Need To Know About My Jet Engine Exhaust System?

Today’s modern planes are generally powered by jet engines, or to be exact, gas turbines. While these engines are also used in racing trucks, motorcycles, and cars, they have some subtle to notable differences, depending on the vehicles they power. In a nutshell, a jet engine is any class of internal combustion engine that propels an aircraft (or wheeled vehicle) using the rearward discharge of a jet fluid, which is usually hot exhaust gas released by burning fuel. But to function properly, jet engines need an exhaust system. And in aircraft, exhaust plays more critical functions compared to cars ...

How Do I Properly Maintain The Exhaust System Of My Light Aircraft?

For any aircraft, the proper maintenance of all its systems and components is vital for its proper operation, For this reason, routine checkups and regular inspections are scheduled to ensure a smooth, trouble-free operation. Specialized care for the aircraft not only helps in the prevention of further damage (which could otherwise cost a fortune to repair) but also to spot any other serious problems that may arise with regular use. The plane’s exhaust system needs particular attention by attending mechanics. Meticulous examination and visual checks are required. When aircraft repair technicians go about inspecting the aircraft’s exhaust system ...

Pilot Instructor Tests Microsoft Flight Simulator

Pilot instructor Stephen Maltz tested one of Microsoft’s recent video games, a flight simulator that claims to be the next best thing to real flying.   Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020: What Is It? It is currently the most popular flight simulator game on the market today thanks to its highly detailed aircraft, realistic world, day and night flying, and different types of aircraft, ranging from monoplanes to wide-body jets.  Users can also choose different weather conditions and perspectives (for example: behind the control panel or the entire plane).    The Flight Instructor’s Verdict  The flight instructor said that while ...

How Faulty Aircraft Mufflers Can Pose a Serious Danger

Unlike vehicle aircraft mufflers that are mainly used to reduce the noise from a combustion engine, aircraft mufflers play a more crucial role: They don't just reduce the noise but also keep the exhaust gases away from the engine and fuselage and supply cabin heat and carburetor.  The aircraft muffler's role is so significant that if they fail, it can lead to serious consequences that include carbon monoxide poisoning, serious injuries, fire, and total loss of the plane.  Wear and tear in the metal and leaks in the muffler can also lead to partial or complete engine power loss.  The ...

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