This initiation to helicopters was a real first.The complex functional aspects of the machine are explained simply by a sequence of colour pictures backed up by an attractive text. This manual is intended for a wide public : neophytes, specialists (pilots, engineers, mechanics, aeronautics teachers, etc.) or the simply curious.The latter will make a surprising and fascinating discovery. For the neophyte, the initiation manual provides an indispensable and solid base enabling him to acquire more detailed knowledge of the helicopter. « Basic theory of the helicopter» is the tool that future pilots and technicians. were waiting for. Lastly, for the specialist, the manual is both a reference work and a return to source theory. The author, who was head of the Helicopter Division « Education » department in the company EUROCOPTER offers the reader a synthesis of his long theoretical and practical experience in helicopters. « Basic theory of the helicopter » is used by the company EUROCOPTER to train pilots and technicians in its clubs, both military and private.
2. Basic notions on mechanics and aerodynamics
3. Blade and rotor
4. Control of rotor lift
5. Main rotor reactive torque and tail rotor
6. Aerodynamics of the rotor
7. Helicopter flight and power required