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Want more information about the maintenance of your spark plugs? Many pilots don't know the best practices for maintenance of their spark plugs. Watch the below video produced by Champion Aerospace that is full of helpful information.     Be sure to check out our spark plug selection here if you need to have your parts replaced. 

A common issue that pilots run into is they have no or low output from their aircraft alternator. Often the issue is not with the alternator itself but with another component. The below video provides an effective guide to troubleshooting your alternator to verify if the issue is with the alternator or possible located in a different part.

Hartzell Engine technologies has produced a second video in their educational series highlighting their product line. The second installment is titled "The Importance of Cool Down Time for Your Aircraft's Turbocharger". The video details the effects of cutting short your cool down time. Hartzell also goes into proper procedures for cool down to prevent these effects. We highly recommend watching the below video if you are needing information about cool down times as this extends the life of your turbocharger.     The video does not fully illustrate the effects of a shortened cool down for a turbocharger. According to our experienced turbocharger technician, J.R. Hargrove, the more damaging stress of short cool down will occur in the turbine housing of the turbocharger. When the part is not allowed proper time to cool down, the throat in the turbine housing will crack and start to peel due to the excessive…

Hartzell Engine Technologies has started an informational series regarding their products. The first entry in the series is a video entitled “Understanding Your Aircraft Starter’s Duty Cycle”. The video is a little over three minutes long and provides information of the duty cycle of different starters. The information provided is great and should be used by all pilots. However, if you are like me you would like to know what is happening in the starter when these guidelines are not followed. The results of overheating your starter will definitely lead to frustration and the purchase of a new starter. The first thing to know about aircraft starters or starters in general is that they are very powerful components of your ignition system. The electric motors are able to turn at turn at such a rate that they can get much larger piston engines to fire. That is impressive to think…