Section 3: Theory of Flight


PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT
1 Bernoulli's Theorem
2 Newton's Laws
DEFINITIONS
1 Aerofoil
2 Relative Airflow and Angle of Attack
3 Chord Line
4 Camber
* 5 Lift
* 6 Weight
* 7 Drag
* 8 Thrust
9 Pitch Angle/Angle of Incidence
10 Rotor Disc
11 Tip Path Plane
12 Coning
13 Feathering
14 Flapping
15 Blade Drag, Lead and Lag
16 Phase Lag/Advance Lag
17 Coriolis Effect
18 Induced Flow
* 19 Dissymmetry of Lift
AERODYNAMICS
1 Four Basic Forces
2 Blade Design
3 Pressure Distribution about an Aerofoil
4 Rotor Systems
5 Velocities Affecting Rotor Systems
6 Translational Lift/Flight Transitions
* 7 Theory of Autorotation and Flare
8 Reverse Flow
* 9 Retreating Blade Stall
* 10 Pilot Induced Oscillation (PIO)
LOAD FACTOR
1 Centrifugal Force/Weight
2 Linear/Turns
3 Structural Limitations
4 Effects of gust loads
5 Rotor Blade Loading
6 Negative load factors
GYROPLANE CONTROLS
1 Cyclic
2 Throttle
3 Rudder Pedals/Nose Wheel Bar
4 Aids to Stability
5 Trimming Devices

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