A:Airplanes are important, because they allow people and goods to be transported quickly over great distances and over all types of terrain. Before the advent of safe and convenient travel by airplane, journeys took much longer and were more difficult.
A:A pilot survey is a preliminary survey used to gather information prior to conducting a survey on a larger scale. Pilot surveys, typically taken by smaller groups, help determine the efficiency of the future survey while also helping organizations smooth out difficulties before administering the main survey.
A:The record for maximum altitude achieved by a helicopter is 40,820 feet. This record was set on June 21, 1972 by French aviator and test pilot Jean Boulet, who was piloting an Aerospatiale SA 315B Lama.
A:The exact number of blimps in the world is not known with complete accuracy. Van Wagner Aerial Media, a company that offers blimp advertising services, estimates that about 20 to 25 blimps exist as of Sept. 2014. Of these, 13 are in active use.
A:The fair market value of a car can be determined based on the year, make, model, mileage and condition of the vehicle. The car's history can also greatly alter its fair market value. The Kelley Blue Book is a great resource for accurately determining your car's fair market value.
A:Several businesses pay cash for junk cars, including Pick-n-Pull and US Junk Cars. Both vendors arrange a deal with the seller. Then, they either pick up the car or wait for the seller to drop it off.
A:There are many characteristics of a good first car, including how well it fits into the buyer's budget, safety ratings and options, a solid reliability record and type of vehicle, according to CARFAX. Due to safety concerns, a good first car should be one that ranges in size from small to large sedans to trucks and SUVs rather than subcompact cars, which have the highest fatality ratings out of any group of cars.
A:Winter is the best time to buy a new car, according to United Services Automobile Association, known as USAA. Winter months often offer the highest potential for discounts, notes USAA. Dealerships must clear inventory in order to make room for the newest car models, explains USAA.
A:Kelley Blue Book is a price guide for used cars, states HowStuffWorks. The guide takes into account condition, mileage and optional equipment on the car. Les Kelley is the founder of the Kelley Blue Book.
A:An average large sedan is about 6 1/4 feet wide, while the average height is slightly less than 5 feet. A sedan's length averages just more than 17 feet. The typical weight is more than 4,300 pounds.
A:Available Maserati colors will vary by model, but the Ghibli, Maserati's most affordable model, comes in many colors, from white to brown. According to the auto company's website, Maserati's most expensive model, the GranTurismo Convertible MC, also comes in several shades, including blue and yellow and also has the option of a matte finish.
A:As with many cars, the EML on a BMW is the engine management light. When the engine management light shows on a dashboard, it means the computers aboard the car have detected a problem with the engine.
A:The Enzo Ferrari was introduced in 2002, making it 12 years old as of 2014. The Enzo, which was available for purchase in 2003, is considered one of Ferrari's "super cars," or extreme high performance vehicles.
A:There is no universally accepted standard as to what makes a car a classic. As of 2014, many states' vehicle registries consider an antique car one that was built after 1922 and is at least 20 years old. The Classic Car Club of America has a strict list of acceptable cars that were produced between 1925 and 1948.
A:Heat that is coming from inside the car as well as outside of the car can cause the temperature gauge of the car to increase. When temperatures are extremely high within the inside of the car, the temperature gauge will greatly increase and the car could suffer from many different problems.
A:The simplest way to determine if a fuel filter needs replacing is to locate the filter and look for signs of damage and wear. A dirty fuel filter appears brown, sometimes even black, and could also appear brittle and oily. A few simple tools are needed to access the fuel filter, and many vehicle owners manage to maintain and replace their fuel filters without professional aid.
A:The length of time it takes for an engaged interior dome light to drain an auto battery depends on how strong the battery is to begin with, according to Cars Direct. A strong battery is likely to die if the dome light is left on overnight.
A:If the battery light comes on while driving, it means the alternator is not producing electricity and thus the car is running only on battery power. The safest thing to do when this light comes on is to pull over safely and try to locate the problem.
A:Though its exact position on each vehicle may vary, the fuel filter is generally located between the fuel pump and fuel tank. Its function is to remove impurities from gasoline being pulled into engine, keeping the fuel injectors clean.
A:To determine the correct battery size for a particular car, consult the owner's manual or a reference guide provided by a battery retailer. Their specifications should ensure that a battery has the correct dimensions and configuration to fit properly.