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Duotech’s news and events, Ask an Engineer, and repair topics by DSI engineers and technicians. Also, find general interests topics about the aerospace and defense industry. Please read and share our recent articles below.


Rabun Gap Science Students Tour Duotech Services

Students from Rabun Gap Nacoochee School, a private, coeducational day and boarding school located in Rabun Gap, GA, visited Duotech Services, Inc. on Tuesday, March 18 to tour the DSI facilities. Fifteen students from the science classes at Rabun Gap, located in...

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Jet Friday: Why Fighter Pilots Wear Masks

Watch Video Below We grow up dreaming of flying. When you are on a commercial jet aircraft, like a passenger airliner, the cabin you sit in is pressurized and you are able to conduct your business without a mask for oxygen. If something happens when the aircraft is...

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Filters – the terminology and operation of filters

Understanding frequency selective services requires specific domain knowledge. This video provides an overview of filtering basics beyond just know if your filter is low-pass, band-pass, high-pass, or notch. How quickly does it roll off? How far into the stop band...

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Left Behind by Unsupported, Legacy Automated Test Equipment?

Properly functioning equipment is critical to combat effectiveness of military forces. Performing aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) is essential to ensuring the mission readiness of electronic devices and flight control surfaces. MRO involves fixing any...

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Jet Friday: Some Fly The Jet…Some Become The Jet

Watch Video Below We grow up dreaming of flying. We watch in wonderment of the little brown bird hopping off the branch of a tree, spreading its wings, and slipping freely into the air. We stand by a river and look up at an eagle soaring above, scanning the water...

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Jet Friday: The A-10 In Close Air Support

Watch Video Below Let’s be honest: if you’ve found this article then you’re like us and can’t get enough of the A-10 Thunderbolt II. You’ll see it’s the truth just by following the links to previous articles we’ve produced: Four Factors that Make the A-10 Thunderbolt...

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HAVE QUICK Through the AN/TRC-187 Radio

As a pilot, you need to stay in communication with other aircraft during your flight. As you pass through a military flight corridor, you may want to contact other friendly fixed-wing or rotary wing aircraft in your area to pass along relevant information. As an...

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FPGA vs Microcontroller – Advantages of Using An FPGA

What is a FPGA device? A Gate Array is a pre fabricated semiconductor device, like a silicon chip, that has not been configured to have a particular function during fabrication. The Field-Programmable Gate Array, or FPGA, is an integrated circuit that can be...

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Aircraft Autopilot Means Hands Off Flying, Not Pilot Sleeping

It’s a crisp, early Sunday morning and a Delta Boeing 777 is lined up on the runway. Final checks are made and the pilots advances the throttles, making the wheels creep forward from a crawl ultimately to take-off speed. The pilot pulls back on the yoke and the big...

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