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Good books on helicopter engineering?

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#1 overtorque


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Posted 09 May 2018 - 00:27

I'm looking for some quality books/material that goes beyond what a pilot has to know. I'm hoping for something that would answer questions such as:


Why is the tail rotor the diameter it is?

The whys and the hows of rotor blade fatigue.


Anything remotely related to the engineering side of things would be good.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 18:08

The "Helicopter Aerodynamics" series of books by Ray Prouty are an excellent source of engineering related information.



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 18:45

Helicopter Design and Data Manual  By Stanley J Dzik. I found the book really easy to understand. The others mentioned above are much more detailed but may be out of reach for those without advanced mathematical skills! 

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