What Is Over-pitching? Overpitching occurs when you demand too much power from the engine and a drop in Rotor RPM (RRPM) occurs. When you keep raising the collective lever without any consideration for power limitations; you are increasing the pitch angle of the main rotor blades. As the pitch angle is increased, drag is also […]

Helicopter Stability

Updated on 18th August, 2016 Stability Stability can be simply classified as static stability or dynamic stability. Static Stability. If an object is disturbed from a given position and following this disturbance it tends to return to this position of its own accord, it is said to be statically stable. If, following the disturbance, it […]

Vortex Ring – Settling With Power

Updated on 5th February, 2017 What is Vortex Ring – Settling With Power? Vortex ring is commonly called settling with power in the USA. Settling with power is a better descriptive name but vortex ring is technically more correct. When the helicopter is descending into its own induced flow, there is a risk of vortex […]

Dynamic Rollover

Updated on 21st October, 2016 What is dynamic rollover? Dynamic rollover sounds like a term that might be used by the lottery companies. Every helicopter pilot is aware that dynamic rollover can be a problem when taking off or landing a helicopter. Dynamic rollover is caused when a wheel or a skid on the aircraft […]