Aircraft Electrical System

The first application of electricity in aircraft was in the form of the Engine Ignition System. This did not raise any power supply problems because self-contained magnetos supplied the current needed for ignition. For a long time there was no much use of electricity in aircraft, except that which was needed for simple lighting and communications. As and when the role of aircraft was broadly extended, the flying machine was improved in construction and in other aspects. Due to this, the need for a separate electrical system became inevitable in…

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