I have always found that the success in a highly technical endeavor that encompasses a vast sea of knowledge is not about memorizing everything that you can (although some are successful at doing it that way) - but in knowing how to get ahold of the information you need when you need it. In the old days, that meant remembering which reference book you needed to got to in order to find the specifications for a particular integrated circuit, or the allowable number of defects in a Sitka Spruce spar blank... or in knowing who to go to that had that information memorized! Continue reading "Applied Research - the Search Process"
Cleanparts.com, a division of Alliance Manufacturing, Inc. of Fond du Lac, WI designs and builds water-based parts cleaning equipment, and now the equipment is available for rent. Continue reading "CleanParts Offers Rental Program"
Bolts, washers, cotter pins, aluminum sheet and steel tubes. These are the staples of building an aircraft. The usual way to obtain these components is by way of shopping online and delivery by UPS. But at the show builders have the unique opportunity to meet their parts vendors in person and also pick their parts and carry them home. Such is the case with Airparts Inc. of Kansas City, Kansas. Continue reading "Parts at Sun 'n Fun"
Engine builders looking for cost-effective components for newly constructed engines or overhauls have some additional options thanks to Engine Components, Inc. The San Antonio, Texas-based company has introduced a new idler gear assembly for the O-540 series engines, further expanding its catalog of items for the six-cylinder engines.
This new gear, which carries an FAA-PMA (parts manufacturer approval) stamp, joins the wide range of components for the 540 series. It is among the more than 70 new part numbers, and one of more than 360 components the company makes for this engine family.
For more information, visit ECI's website.