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Definition of the noun Autorotation

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noun - plural: autorotations

  1. The rotation of the blades of a helicopter driven solely by the action of ascending air


  1. Autorotation is a state of flight where the main rotor system of a helicopter or similar aircraft turns by the action of air moving up through the rotor, as with an autogyro, rather than engine power driving the rotor. The term autorotation dates to a period of early helicopter development between 1915 and 1920, and refers to the rotors turning without the engine.
  2. Autorotation: For fixed-wing aircraft, autorotation is the tendency of an aircraft in or near a stall to roll spontaneously to the right or left, leading to a spin.

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Google previewSams Teach Yourself Android Game Programming in 24 Hours (2012)

by Jonathan S. Harbour

Screen autorotation is a serious problem for a game. Figure 10.2. Accelerometer axis directions.

Google previewAircraft Flight Instruments and Guidance Systems (2014)

Principles, Operations and Maintenance by David Wyatt

KEY POINT Autorotation means a rotorcraft flight condition in which the lifting rotor is driven entirely by action of the air when the rotorcraft is in motion. KEY POINT During autorotation, the upward flow of relative airflow allows the main rotor ...

Google previewSurprised at Being Alive (2014)

An Accidental Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam and Beyond by Robert F. Curtis

Properly done, an autorotation is a steep, fast, but relatively normal landing. Done wrong, the result is a sure crash; hence, all helicopter pilots were taught engine failure procedures from nearly the first day of flight school. every time the ...

Google previewMEMOIR: DYNAMITE, CHECK SIX (2013)

by Ray Jones

An autorotation is an emergency landing maneuver performed if the engine on a single-engine helicopter fails. The idea is to descend fast enough to keep the rotor RPM high by windmilling. This stores a lot of kinetic energy so when you get ...

Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (1956)


Autorotation. Autorotation is a rotorcraft flight condition in ...

Google previewThe Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (1961)

Autorotation. Autorotation is a rotorcraft flight condition in which the lifting rotor is ...

Google previewiPhone OS Development (2011)

Your visual blueprint for developing apps for Apple's mobile devices by Richard Wentk

Extra Autorotation is a powerful feature. You can use it to create views that rotate automatically with littleor no extra design effort. But it is not a complete solution. If your view uses large buttons,text fields, or other larger visible objects, they may ...

Google previewThe Little Book of Autorotations (2012)

by Shawn Coyle

The zero / low speed Autorotation is a useful tool to help control the overall glide path to arrive at a selected landing site. While it is quite safe to use zero / low speed to help get to a desired spot, it's normally not practical to try to land from such ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Autorotation is an emergency procedure that permits the helicopter to make a safe landing in case of engine failure. It is necessary to maintain the speed of the rotor at sufficient rpm to provide not only adequate airflow over the rotor blades, but ...

Google previewPrinciples of Helicopter Aerodynamics (2002)

by J. Gordon Leishman

Performed skillfully, however, the autorotation is a safe and relatively benign maneuver. 5.4.2 Height-Velocity (HV) Curve The flight conditions that will allow safe entry to an autorotation and recovery of the helicopter are summarized in the ...

Google previewAdvances in Mathematical Fluid Mechanics (2010)

Dedicated to Giovanni Paolo Galdi on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday by Rolf Rannacher, Adélia Sequeira

One of our central contribution in this paper lies in the discussion of the effect of autorotation. Autorotation is a phenomena, primarily observed in aerodynamics and defined by Lugt [10] as: ...any continuous rotation of a body in a parallel flow ...

Google previewR/C Model Helicopters A Guide for Beginners (2007)

by Malcolm Messiter

An autorotation is a descent without power. A little negative pitch is used to keep the main blades rotating. In many models the main blades (rather than the engine ) drive the tail blades. This keeps them rotating and thus functional during an ...

Google previewAeronautical Dictionary (2004)

With Emphasis on ATC Communications Terms by J. Deborah Balter

Autorotation - A condition for rotorcraft flight in which the lifting rotor is driven entirely by action of the air when the rotorcraft is in motion. 1. Autorotative Landing/ Touchdown Autorotation - Indicates that a pilot will be landing without applying ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2013)

by Anthony G. Atkins, Tony Atkins, Marcel Escudier

autorotation Rotation of a body caused by aerodynamic forces. In the operation of a ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

autorotation Aviation. A rotorcraft flight condition in which the lifting rotor is driven entirely ...



Procédures d'urgence, autorotation de base, panne simulée de moteur , résonance sol (causes /remèdes) si applicable au type d'hélicoptère; 3) Vol latéral et arrière, rotation sur place; 4) Identification et procédures de sortie de ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

clearance, takeoff, liftoff; autorotation; zoom, loop, loop the loop, soar, climbout, climb, chandelle, glide; Immelmann turn, barrel roll; sideslip, crabbing, stall, porpoising, buffeting, fishtailing, flutter; cruising altitude; dive, nosedive, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Machine Learning (2011)

by Claude Sammut, Geoffrey I. Webb

and autonomous autoro- tation (Autorotation is an emergency maneuver that allows a skilled pilot to glide a helicopter to a safe landing in the event of an engine failure or tail-rotor failure.) in Abbeel, Coates, Hunter, and Ng (), Fig. . While DDP ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

autorotation 7noun [mass noun] rotation of an object caused by the flow of moving air or ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

autorotation > n. rotation of an object caused by the flow of moving air or water around it. a — DERIVATIVES autorotate v. autoroute > n. a French motorway. — ORIGIN from Fr . autosave ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

auto-restart Computer Technology, the capability of some computers to reinitialize the operating system automatically following the recovery from a power or equipment failure, autorotation Mechanics, the turning of a rotor due solely to the ...

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