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No matter the type of aircraft being flown, their brakes must be capable of generating enormous amounts of friction to attain the ability to stop a vehicle in motion. Relied on for ground operations, landing, and emergency stops, aircraft brakes work synonymously with various braking equipment to successfully bring an aircraft to a halt. Creating extreme amounts of energy upon takeoff, modern aircraft require brakes with the ability to withstand stopping at high speeds whenever an emergency halt is imminent. To ensure all forces can be withstood during braking, it is essential that aircraft use single, dual, or multiple disc brakes for optimal results depending on an aircraft's size and shape.


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Throughout the service life of aircraft, engines are often the most looked-after parts, usually costing a fortune to maintain. Due to the sensitivity of these components, no all-encompassing solution applies to every make and model of engine. When servicing an engine, one must keep many variables in mind, those of which include manufacturers, engine programs, parts sourcing, maintenance history, pedigree, and more.


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While defense systems and technology often operate with the same types of parts and components as any non-military version, defense applications will regularly be held to much higher standards in terms of assembly construction to ensure ample performance, reliability, and more. Regardless of whether one is discussing combat, surveillance, transportation, or even medical sectors of defense, all take advantage of advanced electronics and technology that meet the demands of global operations. For these various systems and devices to function with ample performance and reliability, they necessitate the best electrical connectors available. These connectors are designed to meet various military standards, and we will discuss military connector components and their standardization in this blog to help you better understand how they surpass their commercial variants in different ways.


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MIL-SPEC connectors, also known as MS or Military Standard connectors, are electrical or fiber optic circular shell connectors that were originally devised by the military for tactical service and aeronautic applications in the 1930s. At the time, they were called AN or Army/Navy connectors, but their name is not the only thing that has changed about these complex components since then. Today, they serve as a standard feature in military equipment and other demanding environments, such as marine, aerospace, oil and gas, industrial, and automotive sectors. 


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Ever-evolving, avionics and cockpits are continuously seeing new modifications established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ensure they are as efficient for pilots as possible. As technology advances, these changes allow them to safely operate aircraft through every phase of flight without compromising performance. 


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Aircraft landing gear is essential to flight, ensuring safe takeoffs and landings. Despite being active for a relatively short duration of the flight, landing gear involves many components for various systems. Practicing frequent maintenance is important for all systems in aircraft, and landing gear are no exception because they undergo immense pressure and wear with every flight. In addition to allowing aircraft to navigate the runway, landing gear must provide pilots with vital information, retract into storage to reduce drag, and maintain smooth operations without generating too much friction. When inspecting landing gear, it is vital to maintain all parts of the systems that make these functions possible.


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With the ever-growing number of electrical and electromechanical switches on the market, it can be confusing as to how each of them works and when they should be used. Two of the most confused devices are the relay and solenoid, which have similar operating principles but differ in their design and purpose. In this blog, we will discuss the similarities and differences between these two devices while also highlighting the applications in which each may be used.


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All aerospace devices require powerful, solid, and reliable connectors in the realm of aviation because they are later used in various critical tasks. In addition, aerospace electrical connectors have to go through harsh environments, extreme heat, shock, and vibrations. To overcome such difficult situations, electrical connectors are designed to be of a lower weight and higher density. The key features required for every connector are longevity, reliability, and safety.


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A proper electrical system includes secure connections between adjacent wires. While many techniques are used to achieve this, including soldering and wire wrapping, crimping stands out as a simple yet effective approach to terminating stranded wiring. In this blog, you will learn how to effectively crimp an electrical connection while also understanding why this technique is preferred.


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Without bearings, many apparatuses, mobile systems, and other applications could not operate optimally. Mobile systems necessitate bearings, allowing components like wheels to rotate with ease. Wheel bearings are just one example of a type of bearing commonly used in such systems.


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Flight control surfaces are devices present on countless aircraft, allowing pilots to govern flight attitude for more efficient control. Ailerons and flaps are two control surfaces that are utilized during critical flight stages such as take-off, landing, and turning, making it important that pilots are well aware of how they are used. Despite having similar appearances and placement, flaps and ailerons serve distinct roles. In this blog, we will discuss flaps and ailerons in brief detail, allowing you to better understand their importance during flight.


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A panel mount is a mechanical feature that can be built into various connector designs so that you may plug a connector directly into an electrical device, external case, or enclosure. Moreover, panel mounts come as either externally/rear-facing, internally/front-facing, or side mount designs. In this blog, we will give you a brief overview of its applications, varying designs, and benefits.


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