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        Question Can helis glide? If so, how do you do it?

#1 flyrcehelis Oct 13, 2009 09:36 AM

Can helis glide? If so, how do you do it?
Well, can they?

#2 lazer155 Oct 13, 2009 09:45 AM

I dont think they can. As soon as the main blades stop they just fall.

#3 Steve Joblin Oct 13, 2009 10:20 AM

The term is called "autorotation".... It's really isn't so much of a glide as it is a controlled landing using the pitch of the blades to slow the decent caused by every pilot's enemy, gravity.

#4 1320fastback Oct 13, 2009 10:33 AM

Wasnt there someone who "sloped" their heli, this would be more like gliding a sailplane than a regual auto.

Not sure if if was a slope-auto or a zero pitch-powered sloping but I think it was done.

#5 Flyextreme Oct 13, 2009 10:36 AM

Yes, they can http://helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=165886
And http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=146398
And, there are more links within the links.

I think even RealFlight or some sim has "Heli Sloping" program.

There yuh go :) , Bill

#6 osterizer Oct 13, 2009 09:49 PM

Y'know, I've never tried sloping a heli in RF. Thanks for the idea :).

#7 ewoodcox Oct 13, 2009 11:37 PM

kind of, pilot requires a fair amount of skill :)

#8 wetwolf Oct 14, 2009 12:16 AM

Helis' aren't made to glide.

If they were, they would have wings...........

Da Wolf

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