Monthly Archives: September 2019

Aircraft Welding Diaries: History of Mooney Aircraft

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft exhaust systems of some of Mooney International Corporation’s aircraft. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Mooney and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now. Mooney Aircraft: Its Foundation Mooney started out as Mooney Aircraft Corporation in 1929. It was founded by Albert Mooney together with his brother Arthur with financing from the Bridgeport Machine Company in Wichita Kansas. In 1930, Mooney went bankrupt and the Mooneys had to work for other aircraft companies. Albert reopened Mooney as Mooney Aircraft, ...

How Does an Aircraft Exhaust System Affect Engine Performance? 

For the most part, any engine-- piston or jet-- is really just an air pump. By "air pump" we mean it takes air in and compresses it. With the addition of fuel and a subsequent ignition, the expanding air pushes down a piston or is perhaps jetted out the back.  How does an aircraft’s exhaust system affect its engine performance? A well-maintained and well-cleaned aircraft exhaust system not just ensures the engine operates at peak power and efficiency, it also greatly contributes to the overall safe and smooth operation of the aircraft.  Pressure Ratios Simplified  Pressure ratios account for ...

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