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Helicopter Facts for Mesa, AZ
Emmanuel Dieuaides steam-powered design featured counter-rotating rotors powered through a hose from a boiler on the ground. If you include military helicopters it is estimated that there are more than 45,000 operating worldwide. Helicopters can be flown across oceans if additional fuel is made available or in-flight refueling is employed.
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Exactly what the correct glide angle is to maintain optimal rotor RPM varies with different helicopter designs, but this information is readily available in the helicopters manual. The glide angle also varies based on weather conditions (wind, temperature, etc.), weight, altitude, and airspeed, but in all cases a correct glide angle has the effect of producing an upward flow of air that will spin the main rotor at some optimal RPM, storing kinetic energy in the blades.