Helicopter

An aircraft that produces lift using airfoils that are driven and rotate about a vertical axis.

Collective Pitch Control

Used to change simultaneously the pitch of all of a helicopter rotor′s blades to permit ascent or descent.

Cyclic Pitch Control

Means of changing the pitch of a rotor′s blades progressively, to provide a horizontal thrust component for flight in any horizontal direction.

Rotor

The rotating-wing assembly of a helicopter, comprising the rotor hub and rotor blades.


See also: Aircraft, Autogyro, Autorotation.

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Subjects: Aviation Mechanical Engineering


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