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 […]

The Helicopter Engine (Turboshaft)

Updated on 12th February, 2017 Helicopter Engines One of the most common helicopter engines used today is the turboshaft engine. A turboshaft engine is effectively a jet engine and normally runs on a kerosene based fuel. There are many variants of turboshaft engines but they all follow basic concepts and principles. To keep things simple, […]