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Helicopter Forces

  1. Oct 4, 2006 #1
    In a free-body diagram of a helicopter carrying a suspended object, what force exists to keep the helicopter aloft? Is there a normal force from the rotors? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 4, 2006 #2
    Hint: What is the purpose of the rotors? What force to they provide?
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2006
  4. Oct 5, 2006 #3
    while the rotors rotate, they apply a force on the air. What does an object do to you when you apply a force on it?
  5. Oct 5, 2006 #4
    If blades push air then....

    (Newton's Third Law)
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