rotor head


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rotor head

rotor head
i. That part of the rotor hub to which the rotor blades are attached. Sometimes called a spider. The same as a rotor hub.
ii. When used as slang, it means a helicopter pilot.
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If bird droppings are splattered all over the rotor head, wash your helicopter.
A thorough check revealed all was well with the rotor head and the helicopter, and it launched shortly afterward with no further incidents.
8 million to manufacture helicopter rotor heads for GKN Westland Helicopters of Yeovil, England.
Mechanics, when doing rotor head maintenance on your AH-64A/Ds, slippery fingers and dropped tools put the countermeasure set in harm's way.
Army to manufacture rotor head assemblies for the AH64D Apache helicopter.
When the helicopter rotor head is at full speed, grease will be sprayed everywhere.
The new rotor head will be interchangeable with the existing Chinook hub and will retain the same rotor flight dynamics.
Updates comprise a folding main rotor head and a revised main undercarriage, which, together with new deck lashing rings, will allow for operations from naval vessels, plus communication system updates.
No adjustments had been made to the main rotor head, and no maintenance had been done on the plane.
If you change or move the flight controls while performing maintenance, the rotor blades and rotor head pitch varying housing are adjusted to a pitched angled position.
As a result, the blade-fold test set, aka the cheater box, was used to drive the lock pins against the micro switches to ensure a fully spread rotor head.
The core of AS3X technology is a sophisticated, 3-axis digital sensor that stabilizes the rotor head and functions as a heading hold gyro.