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Aeronautics

The branch of science that deals with flight aerodynamics and with the operation of all types of aircraft.

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Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of filing a flight plan by telephone. The flight plan is tape recorded and transcribed for transmission to the appropriate air traffic control facility.

single-point fueling

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of filling multiple fuel tanks in large aircraft from a single fueling point. The fuel hose is attached to the fueling station in the aircraft, and the correct tank valves are opened. Fuel ...

drop forging

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of forging steel parts by forcing semi-molten metal into a die by a heavy blow from a drop hammer. The grain structure of a drop-forged part gives it more strength than a cast part.

chrome pickling

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of forming a hard oxide film on the surface of a piece of magnesium to protect it from corrosion. To form this film, the magnesium is soaked in a solution of potassium dichromate. Chrome ...

casting

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of forming an object by pouring molten metal or liquid plastic resin into a mold. The material is allowed to harden inside the mold and, when hard, it is removed. Castings are less expensive ...

injection molding

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of forming both thermoplastic and thermosetting resins. Soft resin is injected under pressure, into the cavity of a mold and allowed to cure. The mold is then opened to remove the part.

die casting

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of forming metal parts by forcing metal in its plastic state into a high-strength die, using a large amount of force. Die-cast parts have more strength than parts cast by pouring the molten ...

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