The angle of attack indicator, or AOA, is a tool that provides a pilot with visual indications on generated wing lift during flight at a given airspeed or angle of bank. This is made possible through components that visualize and display safety margins above an aerodynamic stall, also known as the critical angle-of-attack. Affected only by airspeed and an aircraft's angle of bank to stall, the AOA does not change based on the vehicle's center of gravity, density, altitude, temperature, bank angle, or weight. Within this blog, we will discuss the many importances of angle-of-attack indicators for fixed-wing aircraft and why the parts that comprise them are important to maintaining flight safety.


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Used for the application of reducing friction between two or more moving surfaces, lubricants such as grease act similarly to oil due to their properties. Although grease is coined as a general term, the actual material itself is composed of a varying range of base oils and additives. Semi-liquid in consistency, greases are typically composed of 80% to 90% base oils while thickening agents and additives are included in tandem to produce the quality and consistency that such lubricants are known for. Within this blog, we will discuss the purpose of greases, what they consist of, and how they are made.


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An edge connector is a two-sided electrical connector used to connect two printed circuit boards with terminal edges. In computer hardware, it is very common to have a motherboard connect to an array of daughter boards or cards. The edge connector may also connect to a ribbon cable and then to another edge connector that connects to another circuit board.


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Electrical wires and cables are components that assist in power and data transfer for the operation of electronics. While wires and cables both serve similar applications, wires are single electrical conductors while a cable may consist of numerous wires bundled together inside of a single sheathing. With our modern society relying upon countless electronics and electronic appliances, there are many variations of wires and cables that may be used to facilitate electrical connections. To help you in your search for wire and cable electrical components, we will provide a brief overview of some of the most common types that are used.


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When establishing a circuit and connecting wires together, there are often many ways in which one can carry out such a process. While one of the most basic methods is to simply solder wires together, soldering can be inconsistent and lead to issues if not carried out correctly. Additionally, removing the soldered wire for reuse can also prove more difficult. With modular electrical connectors known as terminal blocks, on the other hand, wires can be connected, removed, and replaced with ease as such components open up more flexible options for connections. Terminal blocks may also provide a more organized connection hub, making troubleshooting a much easier process. With the advantages that terminal blocks bring, they can be very beneficial for a number of common applications.


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