Aircraft ailerons are important flight surfaces, providing pilots increased control during rolls to conduct safe changes in flight paths. Aileron functionality can be made possible through the use of Aircraft Hydraulic Actuation Systems (AHAS), those of which utilize a mix of technology to adjust surfaces in an efficient and reliable manner. One important element of aileron actuation systems is the mode valve, that of which we will discuss more in detail in this blog so that you may understand its role in simulation and modeling.
Airbus Group has just announced that they are putting the finishing touches on a brand new ground-breaking fully-automated technology for drilling rivet bearing holes. This new technology accomplishes this by combining a magnetically-levitated drill spindle with a state of the art articulated robot system. This is especially important because during the drilling of rivet holes shards can become lodged in the drill bit flutes damaging it in the process.
The MAST, or the Man Portable Survivability Trainer, created by Textron, is quickly becoming known as the shoulder-fired missile simulator of the future. It is a threat replicator meant to give aircrews a tough time during times of peace so that they will learn to survive in actual combat.
Cessna Aircraft, a general aviation and aircraft manufacturing corporation, has been making upgrades as of late to its newest aircraft, the Cessna Latitude. Improvements of 370 km in range as well as a 9% reduction in take-off roll for the Citation Latitude have contributed to its edge over the next closest competitor, the Embraer 450. Altogether, this midsize jet boasts a range of 2,700nm and has a take-off distance of 1,118m. The announcement of these recent improvements mark the third range increase for these jets in the program’s history so far.
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