The Hybrid Future OF Aerospace

When it comes to environmental impacts, the global aviation industry accounts for a mere 2% of greenhouse gas emissions. Nevertheless, there is a growing environmental concern. Since 1990, the industry has witnessed an 83% rise in emission levels. The primary reason for this has been the increasing number of fossil fuel-powered aircraft taking to the skies. Gaseous emissions, however, cannot be singled out as the sole environmental impact. Water vapor emissions at high altitudes brings about a phenomenon called contrails. These residual plumes of exhaust contribute to the global warming effect by trapping heat emanating from the Earth’s surface.

While the adverse effects on the environment and stringent environmental regulatory standards are a major motive, they are not the only prompts for shifting toward greener power-and-propulsion systems. A move toward electric/hybrid propulsion systems can translate to a business edge for companies investing in them. One of the most decisive advantages of electric motors is that they are lighter and cheaper than their gas turbine counterparts.

The lighter weight of the electric motors opens up a world of possibilities for design. This particular advantage of the electric motor allows them to be easily incorporated into new designs as well as existing electric-compatible designs. An example of this which is poised to majorly affect urban air mobility solutions is the usage of electromagnetic power on the next generation of tilt-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The flexibility of electric cables grant them an obvious compatibility advantage with wing orientation over rigid fuel lines.

We have steadily begun flying in the right direction. The promise of a cleaner flight over new and exciting frontiers has been appealing to companies all over the world. One example that has come to the fore is that of Zunum Aero. The Seattle-based aerospace company plans to commercially deploy electric planes. The aircraft under development is estimated to have a cruise speed of 545 kilometers per hour with a flight range of over 1,100 kilometers. The revolutionary design of the aircraft features a V-shaped tail and fully electric propulsion gear powering twin engines.

The Global Aerospace industry continues to grow at a rapid pace to meet airline requirements. The industry faces growing pressure to reduce costs, improve Maintain, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) value chain to increase the overall efficiency and reliability of the asset. L&T Technology services’ decades of experience in Aerospace has enabled us to adapt quickly to provide a wide range of tailored engineering services.

4 Common Camping Mistakes That Beginners Should Avoid

If you’re new at something, it’s okay to make mistakes. When it comes to camping, it’s a continuous learning process; meaning it will take some time before you master even the basics such as building a campfire, pitching a tent or even cooking over open fire. However, it would be helpful if you know the do’s and don’ts of enjoying the outdoors so that you know what to avoid.

Here are some common camping mistakes that you should avoid:

Not doing research on your chosen camp site

This is one of the most common camping mistakes, and it’s the biggest one. Each camp site has different set of rules and policies and it would be wrong not to do research beforehand or even call ahead. You wouldn’t want to arrive with your pets and find out that the site doesn’t allow animals or that the place requires a month ahead of booking. Don’t waste your holiday time looking for another site, do your homework.

Not making a checklist of what to bring

When it comes to camping, you have to pack more than just food, water and your tent. It is most ideal to create a checklist of essential things to bring beforehand. This way, you’ll have ample time to complete the list before the day of your trip. It also lessens the chance of you forgetting something important. Think first aid kit, medicine, bug repellent etc.

Not investing in good quality camp gear

It’s true, good quality gear is more expensive, but they will truly serve their purpose and will last longer. If you think you won’t go camping again and just need cheap supplies for one trip, you’re wrong! A good quality tent, lighting and other gear are handy to have around for any other outdoor (or even backyard) event.

Not testing out your camping gear before your trip

A camping trip indeed is exciting and we’re sure that you’ve purchased every possible gear there is in preparation. Lots of first time campers make the mistake of not trying out their equipment in advance and find out that they don’t know how a certain gear works or that it simply doesn’t work. A few days before your trip, try out your camp stove and learn how it operates. Pitch your tent in the back yard. Test out your lights. When all your gear have been tested, you’re good to go!

Avoid these common camping mistakes and your trip will be smooth-sailing!

Daniel J. Smith is a survival expert. Having lived the outdoor life since he was very young, he loves sharing his expertise about camping, hiking, traveling, RV living and many more. He has also started his own company called OutBright, which will soon be selling products that cater to campers, hikers, travellers and all outdoor-loving adventurers.