Articles

Over the last 20 years I have written hundreds of articles for numerous magazines in both power sports and automotive genres. The slide show below highlights some of the magazines that I have contributed to. I currently write feature articles for Motor Age and Aviation Aftermarket Defense magazines.

Motor Age Magazine

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Aviation Aftermarket

Defense Magazine

Helicopter Batteries 101

Rotary-wing aircraft and automobiles do not have all that much in common, except for the fact that they both use an on-board battery.  Read more>>>

Carbon Nanotubes, De-icing Aircraft

In-flight airframe icing has been a problem since the 1930s, when planes could fly fast and high enough for ice to form on the leading edges of wings.

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Virtual Reality, the Future of Military Training

Acquiring advanced technology and hardware is key to modern-day missions, and training service personal is front-and-center in military budgets.

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Jet Fuel Today

U.S. military aircraft around the world, including turbine engine-powered transports, helicopters, and fighters, use hundreds of thousands of gallons of jet fuel on a daily basis.  Read more>>>

Dodge RAM E-Torque, a "Mild" Hybrid

Most OEMs offer one or more hybrid models but only for cars or crossover vehicles. The full-sized pickup truck market has been without this technology until now.  Read more>>>

Securing the Connected Car

Imagine driving along and your refrigerator sends a message to your connected car letting you know that you are out of milk.  Read more>>>

The Future of Hybrid Vehicles

At the turn of the 20th century, the idea that automobiles, a new technology at the time, had to be powered by gasoline wasn't a given.  Read more>>>

Advanced Driver Assist Systems

ADS, or advanced driver-assistance systems, is front and center in today's automotive technology and is the precursor to fully autonomous driving vehicles.

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Connected Versus "Connected" Vehicle

What do Automobiles and Smartphones have in common? The auto industry is entering a phase of significant innovation where vehicles will be  considered personal transportation “devices” with many of the features found on smartphones.  Read more>>>

Understanding Horsepower & Torque

How much power an engine produces has been a subject surrounded by controversy since the advent of
the steam engine in the late 18th century. Defining
illusive horsepower numbers has always come down to who you ask and what dynamometer was used to measure it.  
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