auxiliary rotor


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auxiliary rotor

n
(Aeronautics) the tail rotor of a helicopter, used for directional and rotary control
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Other options include hydraulically operated side plates, upper conveyor cover, an auxiliary rotor drive and a high pressure washdown system.
Once the control problems were better understood, Sikorsky and his team were able to eliminate first one and then both of the horizontal auxiliary rotors, opting instead for changing the pitch of the main rotor to control longitudinal and lateral motion.
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