Aviation Spark Plug Resistance
;;500 - 3000 Ω = New - Good
;;500 - 5000 Ω = Used - Good
;;5000 Ω & Up = No Good - Hard Starting
- Misfire - Poor Combustion - Pollution
from…hence the plethora of East Coast
names like “Plymouth,” “Essex,” and
“Worcester,” not to mention “New York,”
“New London,” “New Jersey,” and the
like. But I wasn’t aware of a huge Arab or
Middle-Eastern migration to the Midwest
in the early days of its settlement. Was
there, perhaps, a group of Egyptian and
Moroccan immigrants who had found
their way to the new territories before the
Suddenly, Connor and I found ourselves
insatiably curious about the history of a
part of the country that Connor, at least,
had never even seen before. That’s the thing
about flying. Not in my wildest vacation
planning dreams would I ever say, “I know.
Let’s go visit Peoria, Illinois, this summer!”
Peoria got picked as an overnight stop on
my flight with Connor because it was: a)
the right number of miles from our last fuel
stop, in the right general direction, b) safely
outside the Chicago nightmare airspace, and
c) big enough that it probably had a decent
place to eat in town.
“As the crow flies” navigation does not
bring you across all the greatest vacation
hot spots. So you end up visiting—and
consequently learning about—places that
escape most people’s radar. But sometimes
what you discover there is surprising.
Take, for example, those exotic Midwest
names. It turns out that the folks who settled
the valleys of Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa were
a surprisingly colorful bunch, even if they
were not, in fact, from northern Africa.
The origins of the name “Mediapolis”
were less exciting than we imagined—it’s
from the Latin “media,” for middle and the
Greek “polis” for city, because it was situated
halfway between two county seats. But the
story of its founding is a raucous tale that
involves the railroad reneging on a deal to
put the rail line through the nearby town of
Kossuth, locating it instead 1. 5 miles to the
west—a point the railroad tried to fudge by
putting big “Kossuth” signs on the station
anyway. In retaliation, the residents of
Kossuth rode out at night, burned down the
station, and buried the signs in a nearby field.
of spark plug.
Lane and Connor chose Peoria, Illinois, as an overnight stop for its proxmity to their last fuel stop, the fact that it was safely
outside Chicago’s airspace, and because it was large enough to ensure a nice place to eat. During the course of the their stay,
however, the impromtu stop grew to be something more as they discovered the area’s mixed and colorful history.