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Old Oct 13, 2009, 10:36 AM
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Can helis glide? If so, how do you do it?


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Old Oct 13, 2009, 10:45 AM
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I dont think they can. As soon as the main blades stop they just fall.
Old Oct 13, 2009, 11:20 AM
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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.
Old Oct 13, 2009, 11:33 AM
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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.
Old Oct 13, 2009, 11:36 AM
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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
Old Oct 13, 2009, 10:49 PM
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Y'know, I've never tried sloping a heli in RF. Thanks for the idea .
Old Oct 14, 2009, 12:37 AM
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Old Oct 14, 2009, 01:16 AM
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Helis' aren't made to glide.

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

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