Section 8: Theory of Flight

FORCES ACTING ON A HELICOPTER

1 Load Factor
2 Stability
 3 Lift / Weight / Thrust / Drag

ROTOR DESIGN

 1 Number / Speed of Blades
 2 Rotor Blade Vortices
 3 Limitations to Forward Speed and Vibrations
 4 Autorotations
5 Tail Rotor
6 Ground Resonance

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