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Archive for January 3, 2019

Testing a Helicopter’s Rotors

Written by admin on . Posted in Rotor track balance, Sky condition tolerance, Vibration in aircraft

Helicopters have quickly emerged as popular vehicles for both the military and civilian sectors, and they offer a number of advantages of airplanes or jets, such as not needing a runway. They are VTOL, meaning “vertical takeoff and landing,” so a helicopter may land straight down on a helipad (which are often found on building roofs), and they can take off in the same manner, no running start needed. Such vehicles rose to prominence in the Korean War and Vietnam War, but aside from those conflicts, helicopters have become a staple of aerial transport around the world, from news crews looking for an aerial shot of a story to rescue craft to riding on a helicopter for a sightseeing tour from above. And as complex and powerful machines, helicopters will need maintenance and care to keep them running well, and issues with their rotors or engines could quickly damage the components or send a helicopter spiraling out of control, endangering the entire crew. Transient balance in the rotors ca