Friday, May 22, 2009


A helicopter is an aircraft that is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors, each rotor consisting of two or more rotor blades. Helicopters are classified as rotorcraft or rotary-wing aircraft to distinguish them from fixed-wing aircraft because the helicopter achieves lift with the rotor blades which rotate around a mast.

Basic anatomy of a Helicopter

Rotor System

The Main Rotor consists of three blades that are made of composite materials. They are easily attatched and removed for trailering or storage.


A cockpit or flight deck is the area, usually near the front of an aircraft, from which a pilot controls the aircraft. Most modern cockpits are enclosed, except on some small aircraft, and cockpits on large airliners are also physically separated from the cabin.


The cabin of the helicopter accomodates two crew members comfortably. The width of the cabin at shoulder level is 1200 mm. The large windows provide excellent visability in all directions. Perforated leather seating is standard equipment. No t-bar here! Dual cyclic controls provide the ultimate feel and control.

Tail Rotor

A small rotor at the back of rotorcraft.It blows air sideways to keep the rotorcraft from spinning.It is also used to turn the rotorcraft.

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