aircraft engine

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the engine that powers and aircraft

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Despite claims of aircraft piston engines being outdated technology, improved materials and manufacturing processes together with advances in engine oil/additives and enhanced maintenance practices have made a difference.
Meanwhile, the modern air-cooled aircraft piston engine's basic configurations hasn't changed since before WWII.
Identifying detonation in a conventional aircraft piston engine from the cockpit is virtually impossible without closely monitoring cylinder heat temperatures (CHTs).
Simply pur, it's rare for an aircraft piston engine cylinder to be manufactured entirely by the company marketing it.
The typical aircraft piston engine has two tools we can use to restore the airflow: carburetor heat and/or alternate air.
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