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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1837 times:
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I've recently been reading about ceramic bearings, and their increased efficiency through less friction. In certain applications, ceramic bearings spin more smoothly as a result of the balls being more perfectly round than their steel counterparts, as well as the lower volume of grease required for lubrication. The ceramic material, I understand, is also relatively resistant to thermal expansion, further reducing friction.

Are ceramic bearings used in any aircraft applications? If so, where? And how are they lubricated? Is it a nonstandard or specialized lubricant, specific to ceramics?

Thanks in advance for any info.  Smile




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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

We use ceramic ball bearings in a certain component of ours, however, I can not legally tell you what that component is. The component does go on an aircraft.


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
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Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 1):

Hmm...intriguing...

As a mountain biker, I think you'll find this BB review interesting:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/?id=2006/reviews/FSA_MegaExo




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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17119 posts, RR: 66
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 1):
We use ceramic ball bearings in a certain component of ours, however, I can not legally tell you what that component is. The component does go on an aircraft.

It's the chemtrail dispenser isn't it?



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User currently offline777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 1):
We use ceramic ball bearings in a certain component of ours, however, I can not legally tell you what that component is. The component does go on an aircraft.

How about telling us what ATA chapter this componet section belongs in?  Wink


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 3):
It's the chemtrail dispenser isn't it?

more along the lines of the stealth kit for the dispenser...

Quoting 777WT (Reply 4):
How about telling us what ATA chapter this componet section belongs in?

see above  Wink



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