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How does a Helicopter fly ?

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Please support us at Patreon.com so that we can add one more member to the team and will be able to release 2 educational videos/month. https://www.patreon.com/LearnEngineering Helicopters are the true flying machines. They can take off and land without the need for a runway. They can hover in the air. They can maneuver in any direction in a 360 degree space. This video will unveil the complexity and science behind flying a helicopter. After going through the physics behind the helicopter flying, you will also understand why helicopter pilots are doing an incredibly complex job. Curious about how LE was born ?, Check out our story : https://goo.gl/otQfvD Like us on FB : https://www.facebook.com/LearnEngineering Voice-over artist : https://www.fiverr.com/mikepaine
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Learn Engineering (2 years ago)
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杨志 (7 months ago)
learning english is so hard for me,but the channel is so good!
Siim Kasepõld (7 months ago)
Can LearnEngneering make a video about why we use turbines/piston engines instead of just using rocket cars/airplanes. Laws of physics should (conservation of energy) should say that theres is no differerence. It also would look favorable in situation where combustion products are carbonmonoxides, nitrous oxide - in cars. But as whole I think theres is a reason why world works as i does. do you guys have bitcoin wallet?
Kej Sajerap (8 months ago)
King Of Dts001 (9 months ago)
Learn Engineering
HowToPedia Tutorials (11 months ago)
Thanks 4 Excellent video very much creative
Nagaraj H C (3 days ago)
Helicopter does not work based on airfoil shape. Blades are designed push down the air. Thats why lot of energy wasted just keeping them in air. Torque direction is z axis means turning happens in xy plane. Here its completely explained in wrong way
alexander samaroo (3 days ago)
I thank you for this..This was worth my lunch break meal.
shrikant k (4 days ago)
a te (5 days ago)
(Sigh). Kobe 😪
VENIEL BRETANA (5 days ago)
The way he pronounces patreon bothers me
Aijaz Ahmed (6 days ago)
J. Xochimitl (8 days ago)
Maybe get a proofreader for your script.
R Boggs (10 days ago)
Bouchra Lahlou (11 days ago)
Joseph Thomas (13 days ago)
Philipo Nghwagi (15 days ago)
Scalarr (15 days ago)
I think the yaw part is wrong
creativefilmz (18 days ago)
yeah but it won't glide... at all
flowersandcandy flowersandcandy (18 days ago)
A helicopter is not a toy but a complex flying machine............
Mar Blox (19 days ago)
Another good example why video teachers are better than real ones.(And much cheaper too). If you don't understand a part of the video - you can just replay that part.
Gábor Megyesi (19 days ago)
What is the title of the background music from the 0:00 to 0.40?
knowledge guru R (19 days ago)
Nice video #knowledgeguruR
Tshais-2014 (19 days ago)
After watched this video I feel like it is easy to fly a helicopter.
John Locke (19 days ago)
How do white people figure this stuff out. my mind is blown. why not make quad copters like my camera drone. seems like that would be safer and easier to operate. rest in peace kobe
Kingmelo 94 (21 days ago)
Whos here afther kobe die ?
no further west (21 days ago)
Who else here for Kobe?
Ct Bt (21 days ago)
Great video
John Wally Valdez (22 days ago)
I think when kobe's pilot turns upward. The top swash plate brokes and he loses control and dive direct to the ground. And i think that the top swash plate starting to break when they moving circle because of the foggy weather. R.I.P. Kobe 😭
a000ab (22 days ago)
Can't they use normal car engine for them?
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laksh m. (22 days ago)
Me: going to bed Youtube : heyy! Wanna know how helicopter fly
Damjan Jakimovski (13 days ago)
trashhauller (23 days ago)
The real reason that helicopters can fly is that they are so ugly the Earth rejects them. You're welcome. From a fixed-wing aviator.
Don Cely (23 days ago)
The Light Brigade F4 (24 days ago)
How about tandem helicopter? How manufacturer managed to neutralize yaw or roll sideways?
Whos ther after kobe.?
nathan (24 days ago)
Edward Ustaszewski (26 days ago)
Safe to say I’ll never be getting on one of these.
Donald McRonald (26 days ago)
Who is here after Kobes death
John Wally Valdez (22 days ago)
Me bro. I think there's a mechanical failure on Kobe's helicopter. 😢
Omar Pasha (23 days ago)
Me. I came to learn how a helicopter works!
TwojkReturns (26 days ago)
Here trying to understand kobe
Tshais-2014 (19 days ago)
My guess the pilot went to bathroom and let the helicopter ON Autopilot because no response back to the tower control radio.
Duress (26 days ago)
Rip Kobe
Samaurai S (26 days ago)
jahseh onfroy (27 days ago)
giantlabs (27 days ago)
RIP Kobe
flowersandcandy flowersandcandy (16 days ago)
@Victor Castrellon Kobe Bryant got terrible advice from his travel adviser that day.
Victor Castrellon (16 days ago)
flowersandcandy flowersandcandy the weather was bad and the helicopter didn’t have a terrain detector.
flowersandcandy flowersandcandy (16 days ago)
@Victor Castrellon We see where fast travel gets you don't we.
Victor Castrellon (17 days ago)
flowersandcandy flowersandcandy fast travel. Traffic is terrible in LA
flowersandcandy flowersandcandy (18 days ago)
@3oss Omok You made an excellent point........
Suraj Siva (27 days ago)
Please explain properly next videos sir ...I can't able to understand your voice ...slang ...speak clearly and slowly ...voice like robot ..
Philip Trampedach (1 month ago)
how do you make it fly forward?how do you do that? by leaning forward? explain
Johannes D Leveler_93 (1 month ago)
Great Video!
Java Jav (1 month ago)
Fantastic video
Vijay Kumar (1 month ago)
Muppudathi muthu Shanmugaiah (1 month ago)
Very useful video
Darwin Almazan (1 month ago)
That was AWESOME !
Tony Lam (1 month ago)
A helicopter is a collection of aircraft parts flying in a tight formation. How do they fly or lift off? They are so ugly the ground repel them.
Arts Crafts (1 month ago)
Does the helicopter fusalage generate lift ? I thought there must be a reason why it's made in that way
earth time line (1 month ago)
Why human eat ..
Zeze Simões (1 month ago)
Smart 👍😊
Naiuhz (1 month ago)
6:45 >Every single rotor helicopter needs this tail rotor [Laughs in KA-50/52]
James Lan (2 months ago)
Thanks, this video corrects my misunderstanding of choppers for decades
Universal Thugs (2 months ago)
in Pakistan u can enjoy a helicopter ride in 55 rs only🤣
Ericson Joe (2 months ago)
or1g1n4l01 (2 months ago)
Love engineering
James Porter (2 months ago)
"sideward" Not sideways but sideward...
Dat Stoplight (2 months ago)
They used minecraft
amr osama (2 months ago)
Dylan Hill (2 months ago)
You blew my mind @4:02. like yeah... this was easy.
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Numan Ahmad (2 months ago)
Faisel Moh'd Muktar (2 months ago)
Am I the only one who closed his eyes when the rotating blades are made too close to the screen? :)
FUZZ SOLUTIONS (2 months ago)
I don't need an helicopter
Márcio Rosignoli (2 months ago)
Muito bom.. parabéns...
Abhinandan Malhotra (2 months ago)
Wow.... How Complex Mechanism is tanught in very simple manner !
محمــAlmalkiــد KSA (2 months ago)
🇸🇦… 😅👍🗯
Sambain (2 months ago)
So a helicopter is more complex to build than an airplane.
Kevin MD (2 months ago)
My Idiot Brain : **EXPLODE**
محمد عبد المقصود (2 months ago)
Hi Kevin
Ye fam !! (2 months ago)
And how dose it land?
Veera Sekhar (2 months ago)
Really it's great information boos
H D (2 months ago)
Why am I here? I should be sleeping.
Patrik Nilsson (2 months ago)
I have learn more on Youtube then 10 years of school!
Collins Kwaning (2 months ago)
woow i love this teaching thanks
Gaurav Sharma (2 months ago)
This explains why the RC Helicopter mission in GTA Vice City was such a pain in the ass
HARD RESET (2 months ago)
chinghom Lee (3 months ago)
Pirate version from your film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2uTuOI9qAs&t=107s
Jet Aviationxx (3 months ago)
It’s like an aeroplane on steroids
Valhalla AB (3 months ago)
Ka-50 doesn't need a tailrotor but somehow with a second pair of mainrotor blades it can move completely normal and even better.
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CodeTech-it (3 months ago)
this is first time i known
Tung Truong (3 months ago)
Nếu nói bằng tiếng viet nam thì sẽ hiểu hơn nhiều.thanks..
Yeimar Chani (3 months ago)
hola, amo sus vídeos podrían hacer uno sobre el motor T53 en español, no se encuentra un buen vídeo explicativo sobre este en Internet!! gracias, muchas bendiciones
clavo (3 months ago)
Wow! Nice graphics and explanations.
kamal hossain (3 months ago)
Complex mechanism, explained simply, yet, not easy to understand. Some mechanisms are understandable as my own thinking but not as the formula. eg: flying mechanism by helicopter blade or plane wing. It is easy to understand that the more the angle of attack of air, the more the reaction force. But the pressure difference rule mechanism is quite complex. Turbine rotating force is not clear to me because how is possible to generate such enormous force by simply rotating blade by just open air pressure unlike ic engine where closed air pressure works.
Mafr0 (3 months ago)
Whoever invented the swashplate needs a good pat on the back. What a mechanism!
Tim Travasos (3 months ago)
Incredible. It thought all the blades tilted together without change in pitch.
Robert Brandywine (3 months ago)
So complicated. No wonder they require so much maintenance.
Abhijit Divekar (3 months ago)
Omg what a convencetional plwer that voice guy😀
Nivata Kavacha (4 months ago)
Swash plate mechanism is out standing
triggred inssan (4 months ago)
please do not see me the structure of helicopter
CMDRFandragon (4 months ago)
Yup, I think youtube is spying on us. I asked a question on how Helicopters work, or something about their function and suddenly this channel appears in my feed, with various different videos like this one lol. I think I asked in the game Heliborne: Can Helicopters not climb while in reverse? CUz in that game, I sometimes go backwards off cliffs and try to climb, but for sure, teh chopper doesnt go up.
Gerald (4 months ago)
I don’t wanna fly anymore 😞
Darklanov (4 months ago)
I came here to learn how to fly a chopper in Gta 5
Hugo Rosillo (4 months ago)
I have a couple questions. 1-how does the rotation of smaller rotors like the tail rotor or the propeller of a propelled plane affect the behavior? Do we have to correct their effect? 2-how would the twisting of the engines of a vtol like the osprey affect the movement of the machine and the load in the structure?
Jah89bless (4 months ago)
Anybody here because they want to be a helicopter pilot 😙?
Mr. Rotundus (4 months ago)
I don’t know anything about engineering or aviation but that swashplate mechanism is genius! Such a simple way to produce such complex and precise motion.
the guy who never uploads anything (4 months ago)
Great video! Reminds me of the good old days of learning to fly a helicopter in battlefield :P
Nick Wright (4 months ago)
maybe explain how the engine power is transmitted to the tail rotor blades?
j s (4 months ago)
In terminator 2 the t1000 flies a helicopter.
Smarter Than You (4 months ago)
A helicopter doesn't fly, it beats the air into submission.
Mit S. (4 months ago)
Igor Sikorsky- the genius! I wish more people know about him as the inventor of helicopter.