Tour Game - Free Helicopter Ride
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to control the altitude of your helicopter flight and avoid crashing.
An addictive game to play online.
is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or two large
horizontal rotors (propellers). Helicopters are classified as rotary-wing
aircraft to distinguish them from conventional fixed-wing aircraft.
The word helicopter is derived from the Greek words helix (spiral)
and pteron (wing).
The idea of
the helicopter was first conceived by Leonardo da Vinci in the 15th
century, but it was not until after the invention of the powered
aeroplane in the 20th century that actual models were produced.
Developers such as Louis Breguet, Paul Cornu, Juan de la Cierva,
Emile Berliner, and Igor Sikorsky pioneered this type of aircraft.
A flight of the first fully controllable helicopter Focke-Wulf Fw
61 was demonstrated by Hanna Reitsch 1936 in Berlin, Germany.
have many uses, both military and civil, including troop transportation,
infantry support, firefighting, shipboard operations, business transportation,
casualty evacuation (including MEDEVAC, and air/sea/mountain rescue),
police and civilian surveillance, carrying goods (some helicopters
can carry a slung load, which allows them to carry extremely awkward
loads), or as a mount for still, film or television cameras.
conventional fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters are much more complex,
more expensive to buy and operate, relatively slow, have poor range
and restricted payload. The compensating advantage is maneuverability:
helicopters can hover in place, reverse, and above all take off
and land vertically. Subject only to refueling facilities and load/altitude
limitations, a helicopter can travel to any location, and land anywhere
with a clearing a rotor disk and a half in diameter.
A conventional aircraft is able to fly because the forward motion
of its angled wings forces air downwards, creating an opposite reaction
called lift that forces the wings upwards. A helicopter uses exactly
the same method, except that instead of moving the entire aircraft,
only the wings themselves are moved. The helicopter's rotor can
simply be regarded as rotating wings.
rotor generates lift but it also applies a reverse force to the
vehicle, that would spin the helicopter in the opposite direction
to the rotor. The most common way to counteract this torque is to
have a smaller vertical propeller mounted at the rear of the aircraft
called a tail rotor. If the rotor is shrouded (i.e., a fan embedded
in the vertical tail) it is called a fenestron. Other helicopters
use a "Notar" design: they blow air through a nozzle to
counter the torque. Notar is an acronym meaning no tail rotor.
which saves the weight of a tail boom and rotor but adds its own
complexities, is to use two large horizontal rotors which turn in