rotorhead

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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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You need to pay attention to all ground guide instructions and hand signals when using a crane, NSN 3810-01-165-0646, to remove big ticket items like rotor heads or engines from aircraft.
Some instruments can process and stain up to 30 slides in about five minutes using varying rotor heads with the flexibility to fix samples on the slide or to use an off-line fixation process.
Sprinkler systems usually consist of four basic components; a programmable timer or controller, irrigation valves, underground piping and spray or rotor heads.
Rotor head on the other hand, apply water more uniformly than spray heads, and are better for watering slopes or larger areas such as lawns.
If covering the whole bird is too tough, cover at least the bare minimum: engine inlets, exhausts, exposed linkages, pitot tubes, canopies and rotor heads.
New Chinook mechanics, in case you haven't noticed, vertical hinge pins on Chinook rotor heads have a top and a bottom.