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Helicopter Propellers

Photograph by Pete Montini, courtesy of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

A helicopter’s spinning blades create thrust like a large propeller, but the thrust is directed vertically. This allows the vehicle to take off and land vertically and to hover. To move forward, the helicopter tilts slightly to direct some of its thrust forward.

Categories: -Propellers, Propulsion
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