The Captain wrote:
You are safer in a helicopter if the engine quits vs. an airplane
I watched a rather Large Chinook Helicopter from Camp Pendleton, do
an emergency ((engine Out)) Landing, next to the parking lot of Cardiff by the sea Ca.
The maneuver is called an auto-rotation.
40min later another Heli showed up with several mechanics and fix the first one,
then both of them took off and flew away.
What does a Chinook weigh ?
How long a runway would an airplane of equal weight need , to glide in
with the engine Not running ?
It took me Several tail rotors and a bunch of booms to learn to auto rotate my
11Lb Gas XL -- RC Heli, so i'm gonna assume it ain't easy to do it on a Real one ??