Principles of Helicopter Flight, 2nd Edition
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The worldwide helicopter industry has waited a long time to see a manual of this caliber. Helicopter pilots need to thoroughly understand the consequences of their actions, and base them on sound technical knowledge. This textbook provides the background knowledge explaining why the helicopter flies and more importantly, why it sometimes doesn't. Topics include rotor stalls, mast bumping, wind effect, hover, forward flight, the flare, autorotation, design, performance and weight and balance. Technical knowledge and sound handling are the ingredients that make a pilot safe.
304 pages, softcover