General Aviation

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Three Reasons Why We Recommend GAMIjector Fuel Injectors

Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity. Recently, a customer asked me why we are such advocates for GAMIjector fuel injectors and lean-of-peak operation. I replied with three reasons why we recommend GAMIjector fuel injectors: Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity. Efficiency The first and most obvious reason we recommend GAMIjector fuel injectors is for their efficiency – both in terms

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Temperature Really Matters

Understanding Critical Temperature Limits We’ve frequently addressed temperature limits in our discussions, exploring both their significance and, occasionally, their lack of it. It’s crucial to discern which temperatures are vital to monitor and manage actively, as opposed to those that, while still important to track, don’t require the same level of scrutiny. Many pilots fixate

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Advanced Leaning

Mastering Aircraft Engine Leaning – Introducing “The Red Fin” Concept and Considerations for Optimal Operation In a previous blog post, we delved into the intricacies of aircraft engine leaning, advocating the benefits of lean-of-peak (LOP) operations. We discussed how a cleaner and gentler combustion can enhance engine longevity, reliability, and the overall cost-efficiency of flight

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Aircraft Troubleshooting

The Pilot-Owner, Not the Aircraft Mechanic, Should Take Charge of Troubleshooting I’ve observed a surprising behaviour among many aircraft operators over the years. Strangely enough, when pilots leave their aircraft at a maintenance shop, they often grant carte blanche for all tasks, necessary or not, to ensure airworthiness. Without questioning the need or reason, they

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Pilot-Owner Maintenance

Top Five Reasons Why You Should Engage in Pilot-Owner Maintenance – It’s Not Just About Money Active involvement in your aircraft’s maintenance is a key aspect of aircraft ownership. While you don’t need to handle tools beyond your skills, staying engaged offers valuable insights. As highlighted in our previous article, Taking Control of Your Aircraft

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Exhaust Valve Failures

How and Why Exhaust Valves Fail, and How to Avoid and Detect It! The intake and exhaust valves are essential components of an aircraft engine. The exhaust valve, in particular, faces harsh conditions and significant thermal stress. An exhaust valve failure can be catastrophic. However, the reasons behind such failures can be understood, allowing for

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Detonation and Pre-Ignition – Abnormal Combustion Events in Aircraft Engines

Protecting Your Aircraft Engine from Rapid Damage. Detonation and pre-ignition are two distinct abnormal combustion events that can arise in internal combustion engines (ICEs). It’s essential to prevent these events to protect your aircraft engine. While they’re independent, they’re sometimes mistakenly used interchangeably. However, one can lead to the other; for instance, detonation can trigger

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Exhaust Gas and Cylinder Head Temperature

Sometimes Temperature Limits Matter – Understanding the Importance of EGT and CHT. Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) and Cylinder Head Temperature (CHT) are familiar terms every pilot has encountered. Unfortunately, the vast majority of pilots do not fully grasp their meaning and significance. Often, pilots associate EGT solely with leaning procedures and limits they have learned

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Aircraft Hangar

Five Reasons Why an Aircraft Hangar Is Worth the Investment! Many pilot-owners often question the necessity of an aircraft hangar. To save on expenses, the decision to park the aircraft on the ramp is sometimes made hastily. However, informed pilot-owners consider the environment to which their aircraft is exposed. They weigh the advantages of an

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