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LEARNING TO FLY HELICOPTERS

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Part# 13-29931
MFR Model# 0071808612

Overview

"Written in a conversational style thats both fun and easy to read... Even if youre a confirmed fixed-wing pilot and show no rotor-wing tendencies, youll enjoy this book and gain an insight into your brother pilots obsessions." AG-Pilot International. 354 pages, 100 illust., paperback. By Randall Padfield.

Specifications

  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • Copyright Date: 1992
  • Pages: 354
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Weight: 1.2lbs

Contents

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Helicopter Myths
  • Basic Aerodynamics
  • lift and airfoils
  • stalls
  • torque and tail rotors
  • unconventional helicopter design
  • Flight Controls
  • the collective
  • the throttle
  • the cyclic stick
  • the tail rotor pedals
  • Your First Flight
  • before the flight
  • baggage
  • hearing protection
  • boarding the helicopter
  • before takeoff briefing
  • the flight
  • emergencies
  • Basic Flight Maneuvers
  • straight and level
  • pilot induced turbulence
  • acceleration / deceleration
  • level turns
  • normal climbs
  • cyclic only climbs
  • collective only climbs
  • best climb method
  • normal descents
  • turning climbs and descents
  • doing it by the numbers
  • Learning To Hover
  • the basic hover
  • hovering turns
  • hovering in the wind
  • in and out of ground effect
  • More Basic Maneuvers
  • takeoff
  • approach and landing
  • traffic patterns
  • quick stops
  • Autorotation
  • four step aircraft emergency procedure
  • practicing autorotations
  • closer to the ground
  • hovering autorotations
  • common errors
  • autorotation 180 and 360 degrees
  • the dead man's curve
  • Advanced Maneuvers
  • confined area operations
  • slope operations
  • maximum performance takeoffs
  • pinnacles and ridge operations
  • roof-top heliports
  • Emergencies
  • tail rotor system failures
  • tail rotor control failures
  • tail rotor drive failures
  • main gearbox malfunctions
  • engine malfunctions
  • fires
  • Aircraft Systems
  • engines
  • main transmission
  • clutch and freewheeling unit
  • main rotor systems
  • rotor blades
  • swashplates
  • vibration reducing devices
  • fuel systems
  • electrical systems
  • hydraulic systems
  • flight instruments
  • other systems
  • Human Factors and Safety
  • psychological baggage
  • future problems
  • advice to the manufacturers

Reviews

Five Stars excellent book. Very educational and written in a manner that makes reading easy.

Bob R
September 2, 2020

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