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User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

I know that helicopters can "auto rotate" if there is engine failure which allows them to get down safely, how do you auto rotate? what exactly happens when you do? how effective is it?


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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3552 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

An autorotation is basically a controlled crash though it can often be done without damage to the aircraft by using the residual power still left in the craft. Not all helis can do it IRC.

Autorotating is a basic skill taught in training, akin to a stall in an airplane.



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