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.
"What's a tip jet?" I had asked during an earlier wave-watching session aboard Knorr.
At the heart of GFDex are wind patterns known as "tip jets." Greenland, an icy obstacle more than three times the size of Texas, forces air to go around its bulk and creates regions of high windspeeds.
Now known as reverse tip jets, these also force circulation of water over the Labrador Sea to the west of Greenland.
The same storms also continued past Cape Farewell at Greenland's southern tip, creating a phenomenon called Greenland tip jets: High winds from the west deflect around Greenland's glacial slopes, accelerating and drawing cold, ocean-chilling air into a relatively small area over the southern Irminger Sea.