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Oil-Out Endurance Under the Lens - January/February 2017

The article "Oil-Out Endurance Under the Lens" appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Oil-out conditions, or conditions in which an aircraft is operating without any oil in its gearbox or transmission, are devastating for an aircraft's hardware. Even the sturdiest gears usually canít last 30 minutes under such conditions before they catastrophically fail, and the whole system usually follows shortly after. That doesnít leave pilots with a whole lot of time to find a suitable location to land in the case of an oil-out emergency.

Keywords
loss-of-lubrication, oil-out, superfinishing, REM, Gear Research Institute, aerospace, helicopter transmission

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