autorotate


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autorotate

(ˌɔːtəʊrəʊˈteɪt)
vb (intr)
(of a rotor) to rotate around a central axis powered by aerodynamic forces
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When students are learning how to autorotate after a simulated engine failure, set-up is critical because the margin for error is low when maneuvering the helicopter to make the intended field.
Another claim that falls into the "half-truth" category is that V-22s cannot autorotate (the method helicopters use to land when all engines fail (5)).
Canadian investigators have determined that pilots of a Cougar Helicopters S-92 that ditched off the coast of Newfoundland on 12 March had attempted to autorotate the twin-engine heavy helicopter into the icy Atlantic after the tail rotor drive had failed.
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