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Aerospace How Helicopter works

  1. Nov 12, 2004 #1
    Well, I know this Q might look cheesy or silly...but:
    What is the major equation which decides if X disc with Y raduis with Z angular acceleration will carry M mass and "fly" with it...I am just concern about vertical movements...not the horizantal....Basically its about a hgelicopter moving in one dimension "up"

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  3. Nov 13, 2004 #2

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    I'm not sure about your wording there, but a helicopter rotor blade is just a wing. The speed of the blade at any point depends on its radius and rpm, then with that, you can calculate the lift.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2004 #3
    Can you give me the equation of the left please?

    Thx for help.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2004 #4

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