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helicopterclick to hear

Aircraft whose lift agent is a rotor on a vertical axle.
helicopter antenna control stick landing window landing light skid cabin boarding step fuel tank baggage compartment exhaust pipe position light tail skid flight deck rotor head rotor blade sleeve rotor hub drive shaft tail boom horizontal stabilizer fin anti-torque tail rotor air inlet

antenna click to hear

Antenna that receives and transmits radio signals to communicate with the control tower or another aircraft.

control stick click to hear

Lever for changing the rotor’s tilt; it is used to steer the helicopter.

landing window click to hear

Window by the pilot’s feet for seeing the ground when landing.

landing light click to hear

Spotlight that is aimed at the ground for landing at night.

skid click to hear

Tube on which the helicopter lands and rests.

cabin click to hear

Compartment where the passengers ride.

boarding step click to hear

Step attached to the fuselage for boarding the helicopter.

fuel tank click to hear

Reservoir for the helicopter’s fuel.

baggage compartment click to hear

Compartment for storing luggage.

exhaust pipe click to hear

Opening through which the exhaust gases are evacuated.

position light click to hear

Light visible from afar that signals the helicopter’s presence.

tail skid click to hear

Support attached to the tail end of the boom that protects it and the anti-torque tail rotor in the event of a landing with the nose up.

flight deck click to hear

Compartment that contains navigation equipment; the pilot operates the helicopter from here.

rotor head click to hear

Rotating mechanism that transmits the required power and angle.

rotor blade click to hear

Long streamlined part of the main rotor that, depending on its angle, lifts and propels the helicopter.

sleeve click to hear

Part of the hub to which the blades are attached.

rotor hub click to hear

Center part of the rotor head that connects the driveshaft to the blades.

drive shaft click to hear

Part driven by the engine that transmits its rotational movement to the hub.

tail boom click to hear

Long part of the helicopter’s frame that contains a propeller shaft and supports the rear rotor, fin and stabilizers.

horizontal stabilizer click to hear

Horizontal wing mounted on the tail boom to stabilize the helicopter’s horizontal movement.

fin click to hear

Fixed vertical part mounted on the tail boom to keep the helicopter flying straight.

anti-torque tail rotor click to hear

Rotor on a horizontal axle that prevents the helicopter from spinning due to the effect of the main rotor.

air inlet click to hear

Opening through which air enters to supply the helicopter’s engine.