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Flex Testing

Flex Endurance Test Basics

While most wire installed in an aircraft is placed in static conditions, there are still several harnesses that must support regular flexing. Applications such as landing gears, wiring attached to panels/doors, and flight control surfaces have regular flexing. What is the best approach to selecting and verifying wires/cables for these applications? It turns out that there are several options. Read more

Non-Standard Standard Part Performance

Standardized products made by different manufacturers through different processes will undoubtedly yield variable product performance. The expectation is that each ‘qualified’ product should perform comparatively well, but anecdotal evidence suggests that this is not the case. This paper reviews recent work performed by Lectromec investigating the qualified wire/cable performance variability in both qualification tests as […] Read more

High temperatures and testing electrical aircraft components

An aircraft must perform under a wide range of temperature conditions. As a result, designers must pay attention to testing electrical aircraft components to see if they can endure constant changes in temperatures over the years. Today we have a short video that gives an overview of what role a scientific oven plays in testing […] Read more