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Old 19th Feb 2018, 00:16
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Tailspin Turtle
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
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Once upon a time, a rich guy bought a Bell Model 47 helicopter and was taught to fly it at the Bell school. He brought it to his instructor a year or so later and complained that it had gotten weak on yaw-control power. A glance at the tail rotor revealed that the blades had been installed backwards after maintenance, so the sharp end (trailing edge) was facing in the direction of rotation. May be apocryphal.
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