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Figured I would try to learn some more since I have like a year before I am going to be able to go to a flight school so I was reading the rotorcraft handbook. I think I understand how the magnus effect works but I am not sure. Tell me if I am right. The angle of attack creates an area of high pressure below the rotor disk, and an area of low pressure above it. Of course in nature the high pressure air is always straining to equalize with the low pressure air, which in theory, lifts the helicopter up with it as it goes to equalize. I made an illustration to give you guys a few chuckles if you dont understand what I am trying to say.

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