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Cyclic and Collective: More Art and Science of Flying Helicopters

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This unique book, written from the perspective of the pilot, provides a detailed yet easy to understand overview of the theory and practice of helicopters. It covers nearly all aspects of learning to fly a helicopter, from basic theory through to Autopilots. Detailed explanations are provided for both beginner and advanced pilots on performance, handling and the mechanics of helicopters.

This book has two sections:

The beginner section has the fundamentals of helicopter theory of aerodynamics, performance and flying are covered in sufficient detail for the beginning helicopter pilot. Examples are based around a piston engine helicopter and a given from a cockpit perspective.

The advanced section is for professional pilots, as well as those who want to know more about helicopters and how they work. It covers turbine engine helicopters with more advanced systems. Everything you could ever want to know about helicopters but didn’t know where to look.

This book satisfies in one volume the needs of all helicopter pilots, from beginner through instructor to advanced pilots. It nicely bridges the gap between engineering textbooks and what pilots and engineers need to know.

  1. Some Fundamentals
  2. Introduction to Helicopter 
  3. The Rotor Blade 
  4. More Basics of the Helicopter 
  5. Air, Wind, and Weather 
  6. Basic Helicopter Performance 
  7. Balance and Weight  
  8. The Aerodynamics of Autorotation 
  9. Instruments and Warning Systems 
  10. The Piston Engine  
  11. Dear Student
  12. Before You Strap In… 
  13. Helicopter Flying - The Basics  
  14. The Divine Art of Hovering  
  15. Twixt Heaven and Earth 
  16. Lift-off and Touchdown  
  17. Introducing Emergencies 
  18. Engine Failures for Beginners  
  19. Peculiarities of the Helicopter 
  20. Flight Manuals, Rules and Regulations 
  21. Miscellaneous  
  22. For the Professional Helicopter Pilot 
  23. Advanced Helicopter Aerodynamics 
  24. Flight Controls and Rotor Heads 
  25. Advanced Performance Factors Affecting Performance  
  26. Other Components  
  27. Advanced Helicopter Flying  
  28. More Instruments  
  29. The Turbine Engine  
  30. Advanced Engine Failures  
  31. Advanced Emergencies 
  32. Multi-Engine Helicopters
  33. Stability and Control of the Helicopter  
  34. Further Peculiarities 
  35. Other Helicopter Types  
  36. Night and Instrument Flying  
  37. Automatic Flight Control 
  38. Miscellaneous Musings

eBook File & Compatibility Information:

 File Type:  Secure Adobe PDF format (.ascm)
 File Size:  13.0Mb
 Print:  unlimited
 Copy/Paste:  unlimited
 Offline Access:  yes
 Search:  always
 Bookmarks:  always
 System Reqs:  Windows, Macintosh, iPad

Ebook Downloads may not be available immediately. They may take up to one business day to process. Orders placed on Friday evening will not be processed until Monday.

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SKU ABC1002-g
Part # ACT532
Manufacturer Aviation Book Company
Author Shawn Coyle
ISBN-13 9780557090662
Pages 515

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