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Intro to Helicopter Components Quiz

Test your knowledge on helicopters and their components with this introductory quiz. Learn about the different parts of a helicopter and how they work together to keep it flying. Perfect for aviation enthusiasts and those interested in learning more about these fascinating aircraft.

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Which component of a helicopter is responsible for transmitting power from the engine to the main rotor?

Transmission

What is the purpose of the antitorque system in a helicopter?

To prevent the helicopter from turning due to torque

What are the three classifications of a rotor system in a helicopter?

Fully articulated, semirigid, rigid

Which flight control is responsible for controlling the pitch of the main rotor blades?

<p>Cyclic pitch control</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which engine type is commonly used in medium to heavy lift helicopters?

<p>Gas turbine engine</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the four basic flight controls used when flying a helicopter?

<p>Cyclic pitch control, collective pitch control, throttle, antitorque pedals</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of rotor system allows for two different movements, flapping and feathering?

<p>Semirigid rotor system</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of rotor system is mechanically simple, but structurally complex because operating loads must be absorbed in bending rather than through hinges?

<p>Rigid rotor system</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of the antitorque rotor or tail rotor in a helicopter?

<p>To overcome torque and prevent the helicopter from turning in the opposite direction of the main rotor</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the NOTAR® system in a helicopter?

<p>A system that uses low-pressure air to provide antitorque and directional control</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The gas turbine engine is used in most light lift helicopters.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The throttle control is located on the end of the cyclic pitch control.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The collective pitch control controls the pitch of the tail rotor.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Another engine type used in most medium to heavy lift helicopters due to its large horsepower output is the gas ______.

<p>turbine</p> Signup and view all the answers

The throttle, which is usually a twist grip control located on the end of the collective lever, controls the ______ of the main rotor blades.

<p>pitch</p> Signup and view all the answers

The gas turbine engine drives the main ______, which then transfers power directly to the main rotor system, as well as the tail rotor.

<p>transmission</p> Signup and view all the answers

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