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rotorhead

1. The piece of equipment that connects the blades of a helicopter to the rest of the rotor assembly. Sometimes spelled as two words. A malfunction in the rotorhead caused the helicopter to lose control mid-flight. I feel more in control of my movements when I fly a motorcycle that has a rigid rotor head.
2. Someone who can fly and/or who is very knowledgeable about helicopters. Sometimes spelled as two words. I originally wanted to fly fighter jets for the US Airforce, but I ended up as a rotor head after becoming enamored with the way they move in the air. A friend of mine works as a rotor head for a company that gives helicopter tours
3. Someone who is passionate about automobiles with rotary engines. Sometimes spelled as two words. My brother became a total rotorhead after getting his Mazda RX7 after college.

rotorhead

n. a helicopter pilot or member of a helicopter crew. (Military. Also a term of address.) Radio those rotorheads and tell them to get back to the base, now!
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The installation of the replacement rotor stored in the warehouse, which took a team of 20 from TLT-Turbo to complete, also required extensive planning.
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The interaction between the step and the rotor slot harmonics is similar.
The curve is derived from the centre of the air gap in the middle of the rotor length.
The bode charts of the two bearings of the rotor which can be obtained by applying unbalance of 14.93 kg-mm at the middle of the rotor are shown in Figure 3(a).
The bode charts of the two bearings of the rotor which can be obtained by applying unbalance of 14.93 kg-mm at the cantilever end of the rotor are shown in Figure 3(b).
The total kinetic energy of rotor system can be obtained as follows:
Discretization of the Energy Equation of the Elastic Rotor Model.
Under assumption that the rotor cage is ideal, the slip-dependent electromotive forces (EMFs) induced in the rotor bars by the stator forward-rotating field are of equal amplitudes (but differ in phase) [25], and therefore currents in rotor bars are of equal amplitudes, too.
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This dataset comes from a test of a Full-Scale UH-60A Airloads Rotor System in the USAF's National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) 40- by 80-Foot Wind Tunnel [14].
In this work, based on the phase characteristic, a control scheme is proposed to eliminate the rubbing of the rotor system by active auxiliary bearing.
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