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Interesting Helicopter and Fixed-wing Facts for Omaha, NE
That if the engine stops the helicopter rotor continues to spin allowing the machine to slowly land generally without crashing to the ground.
Fixed-Wing Aircraft Factoid - Wing Configurations
Wings are airfoils that, when moved rapidly through the air, create lift. They are built in many shapes and sizes. Wing design can vary to provide certain desirable flightcharacteristics. Control at various operating speeds, the amount of lift generated, balance, and stability all change as the shape of the wing is altered.
More Fun Helicopter Facts for Omaha, NE
Many helicopters use a tail rotor, an exposed blade or ducted fan mounted on the end of the tail boom typically seen on these craft. Another means of counteracting torque entails installing two rotors, attached to the same engine but rotating in opposite directions, while a third, more space-efficient design features twin rotors that are enmeshed, something like an egg beater.