main rotor

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Related to main rotor: rotor blade, tail rotor, teetering rotor
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Noun1.main rotor - rotor consisting of large rotating airfoils on a single-rotor helicopter that produce the lift to support the helicopter in the airmain rotor - rotor consisting of large rotating airfoils on a single-rotor helicopter that produce the lift to support the helicopter in the air
rotor - rotating mechanism consisting of an assembly of rotating airfoils; "there are horizontal rotors on a helicopter or compressor rotors in a jet engine"
rotary wing, rotor blade - the long airfoil that rotates to provide the lift that supports a helicopter in the air
rotor head, rotor shaft - the axis around which the major rotor of a helicopter turns
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Immediately after impact he saw the four main rotor blades, still connected at their hub, hit the water.
Their helicopter burst into flames after its main rotor blade hit a sand dune.
Our long-term involvement with manufacturing helicopter components and assemblies, including the Apache helicopter main and tail rotor blades provided DAS with the experience to support Carson in the launch of this all-composite main rotor blade.
Manufacturer and designer of helicopters Sikorsky Aircraft Corp said on Wednesday that it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to grant life extensions for the Main Rotor Hub on the company's S-92 helicopter platform.
The report said that having probably entered cloud, the helicopter entered a rapid descent and the main rotor blades struck the tailboom.
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 19, 2011-Goodrich to develop main rotor actuator and hydraulic power supply for Russian Helicopters(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
A complete record ensures no one will have to remove the main rotor head or the drive train system for maintenance that's already been done.
A witness said the helicopter was flying erratically before the main rotor blade struck the water, and the helicopter subsequently landed on its side in the water.
Pathologist Dr David Sadler, of Dundee University, said they were "consistent with the main rotor having sliced through the cabin of the aircraft.
Limited Tenders are invited for Invitation Of Quotation For Procurement Of Main Rotor Blade And Tail Rotor.
Aerospace and defence company Aerojet has been selected by The Boeing Company to supply heavy alloy weights for Boeing's revolutionary Composite Main Rotor Blade (CMRB) in support of the AH-64D Apache Block III (AB3) programme.
Standing on unsupported areas of your bird--like the main rotor fairings, panels, engine inlets, upper pilot windows and APU vent screens--is guaranteed to lead to damage.