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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 company developed the famous helicopter hingeless rotorhead without lead-lag hinges and blades made of composite material.
Aside from jet engine and APU applications, Saint-Gobain Seals has been providing engineered solutions to other aerospace applications for over 50 years, building their customers' confidence in their product lines over lifetime: related accessories such as bleed air, thrust reverser track liner, fuel and lubrication systems as well as wing deicing devices, flight actuation systems, landing gears, helicopter gearboxes and rotorhead as well as launch vehicles fuel systems.
The Rotorhead features an overall length of 9 11/16 inches and a blade length of 4.5 inches.
We don't yet know how much of that amount Trickstar Games was allocated, but the money was conferred so that Trickstar could produce another game, entitled 'Rotorhead', described as an 'action flying game'.
For now, at least some of the standing of the Screen Australia fund rests with the fate of games like 'Rotorhead'.
The work features installation of new glass cockpits and avionics, a folding main rotorhead and tail, and better undercarriage.
Removing this component also requires the removal of the rotorhead hub.
So, for example, if a pilot was about to overstress the rotorhead, a tactile cue would be sent to the stick to stop the pilot from yanking it too hard.
Technologies under consideration in the CH-53K, which is being developed as a new-build derivative of the CH-53E, will include a Joint Interoperable "glass" cockpit; high-efficiency rotor blades with anhedral tips; low-maintenance elastomeric rotorhead; upgraded engine system; cargo rail locking system; external cargo improvements; and survivability enhancements.
(An artist's concept of the new aircraft is shown at right.) Technologies under consideration for the new aircraft include a glass cockpit; high-efficiency rotor blades with anhedral tips; low-maintenance elastomeric rotorhead; upgraded engine system; cargo rail locking system; external cargo improvements; and survivability enhancements.
Next, gear adrift can easily become FOD--especially in a helicopter where you open a door under a turning rotorhead. Finally, when we talk about crew coordination, we are usually talking about the actual flight regime.
In addition to the Meldin[R] 5330 material being installed in landing gear, their OmniSeal[R] spring-energized seals have been qualified as a sealing solution in various sections of the rotorhead in military helicopters and their Meldin[R] 7001 polyimide material and OmniSeal[R] seal combine to form OmniGasket[TM], a high-performance gasket used as a flanged sealing component on aircraft wing slats and their deicing telescopic duct system.
New glass cockpits and avionics, a folding main rotorhead and tail, and improved undercarriage are to be fitted.
Garden Grove, CA, August 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Saint-Gobain Seals' OmniSeal[R] spring-energized seals have been qualified as a sealing solution in various sections of rotorhead in military helicopters.
The work will involve fitting new glass cockpits and avionics, a folding main rotorhead and tail, and an improved undercarriage.