The Foundations of Helicopter Flight, by Simon Newman


The Foundations of Helicopter Flight
by Simon Newman
Lecturer in Helicopter Engineering, Department of Aeronautics
and Astronautics, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

This book is in good second hand condition.  Light wearing to cover, edgewear.


Published by Halstead Press, 1994, 303 pages.


  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Rotorcraft configurations
  • The rotor in hover
  • The rotor in axial flight - climb and descent
  • The rotor in forward flight
  • Dynamics of the rotor
  • Autorotative performance
  • Blade dynamics
  • Helicopter trim
  • Vibration and its transmission
  • Tail rotors
  • Ground resonance
  • Rotor speed governing
  • Methods of calculating helicopter power, fuel consumption and mission performance
  • Epilogue - the windmill
  • References
  • Bibliography
  • Index

ISBN 047023394X

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