Archive for July, 2011

Tail Rotor Failure

Updated on 6th March, 2016 Different Types of Tail Rotor Failure While training for a JAR PPL(H) licence, you will be told about tail rotor failures. There is no flight exercise for tail rotor failures under the JAR system however I like to demonstrate the different types of tail rotor failure that can occur during […]

The Helicopter Engine (Piston)

Updated on 11th February, 2017 The Piston Engine Piston engines are the most common type of engine to be found in modern, light helicopters. Normally there will be 4 or 6 cylinders in a horizontally opposed configuration. For information about turbine engines, visit the Turbine Engine post on this website. Pistons move back and fourth […]