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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 rotor head is made of composites, making it lighter and stronger than its predecessors, Abote said.
Exactly the same rotor head is used on the BK-117 helicopter developed together with Kawasaki.
Finally, before a functional-check-flight (FCF) launch, we found several loose adel clamps on the rotor head and two washer shims lying in the tail drive shaft.
Failure of the stationary scissor assembly would most likely result in total loss of control of the main rotor head. A fleet wide HAZREP recommending one-time inspections of all stationary scissor assemblies for the CH-53E was issued.
Caption: The Marine Corps' H-1 upgrade program is remanufacturing UH-1N "Hueys" and AH-1W Super Cobras into UH-1Y and AH-1Zs, which will share a common drive train, rotor head, tail boom, avionics, software and controls to achieve 84 percent commonality between the two airframes.
A new titanium main rotor head with elastomeric center bearing element could supplant the oil-lubricated rotor-head now on the CH-53E, cutting the number of parts in half.
The unit's spinning rotor head can be moved or tilted from vertical or horizontal positions to accommodate tight conditions and can perform bi-gas metal treatment or flux injection.
I could have killed a maintainer if the pocket knife released itself from the rotor head and searched for a victim during rotor engagement or disengagement.
How do you safely remove a 1,500-pound rotor head with the limited crane facilities available while underway on a frigate?
The rotor head was designed to provide 50,000 hours of service and it is "ballistically tolerant," said DeWitt.
The engines continued to drive the main gear box and rotor head throughout the sequence, arcing the fuselage around until all the blades were completely sheared off from the rotor head.
To counter this rapid Nr buildup, the instructor had to pump the collective to prevent the rotor head from overspeeding.
This piece would have become a deadly projectile when the rotor head was reengaged.
Thai means you must install them for each rotor head job where the TM or IETM procedure calls for their use.