Let's face it, it's hard to get rid of errors at the main edges of the helicopter blades, the edges of the leading aircraft manufacturers and the tail sections of the aircraft. It is the worst nightmare in a jet cleaner to see a plane sit in the sun while all those brave mistakes collide with paint. Yes, in the cups of aircraft cleaners, our nightmares are bugs, bugs and more bugs, and yes, bird strikes from time to time as well, go around everywhere, and that's simply not fun. Now then, a new method and technology is being developed that may serve as a god sent to us by plane washers. So, let's discuss this should we?
There was an interesting article in the NASA Tech Briefs recently (September 2017 release) titled: “Cleaning Aircraft to Make It Easier in the Future – Washing and Correcting Airplanes”, which noted:
"The NASA Langley Research Center, in cooperation with ATK Space Systems, has developed a method to reduce insect adhesion to mineral substrates, polymeric materials, engineering plastics and other surfaces. Modifying this method topography a surface using a laser ablation pattern followed by the chemical modification of this innovation was originally developed to enhance plate flux. By preventing the accumulation of insect residue, but this method provides a permanent solution to any application that requires reducing the adhesion of insects as well as preventing the adhesion of other typical environmental pollutants. "
Although this new technology helps laminar air flow to the wings, blades, aerosols and control surfaces for better aircraft performance, low stall speeds and overall safety, the benefits of AJF employees are gold. This means that we will use fewer chemicals to eliminate the defect, and therefore, we will not reduce the amount of wax that does not need to be bounced off too much. This also means less fat consumed in correcting errors. Hours of work for men (women) mean less profit and less cost, all of which contribute to a more successful airline service company.
When I discussed this with researchers, they never thought about the benefits of aircraft cleaning companies, which surprised me frankly, because it's a big problem. Removing insects also means removing a little paint every time, which ultimately costs the plane’s owner expensive paint or touches on the main edges of all surfaces. My questions to all of this are how difficult is this new method? The researchers assured me that it's just as difficult as the paint surfaces, if not better, than most planes in use now, and maybe even longer.
What other applications would this technology be good for? What about wind turbine blades, or allowing less cleaning frequency, or what lead droplets allow better airflow to reduce wind resistance and that at higher speeds is really important as the drag curve coefficient starts in the vertical direction. Think about this, especially if cleaning up the courage of mistakes is as dangerous as it happens to me.