tip jet


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tip jet

tip jet
A jet of combustion gases or compressed air issuing from the rotor tips of a helicopter and thus providing the power to drive the rotor.
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In terms of moving, flying and driving the toys included a luxury 4x4 RV, with enough space at the back to hold quad bikes and other off road essentials, the world's fastest GTR and the 'Dragonfly DF1' Tip Jet Helicopter.
And in these seas abaft Greenland, storms can be inordinately powerful and facilitate convection, due to a remarkable local phenomenon called the tip jet.
Tip jets travel east from the tip of Greenland towards Iceland, at speeds of 30 to 40 metres per second.
Now known as reverse tip jets, these also force circulation of water over the Labrador Sea to the west of Greenland.