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Old 21st Apr 2022, 02:15
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JimEli
 
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Prouty, R., Helicopter Performance Stability, and Control, 1986.

On page 306, Prouty estimates the total equivalent flat plate area of an example UH-60 sized rotorcraft to be 19.3 ft-sq (zero angle of attack). The contribution of the horizontal stabilator to the total drag is estimated to be 0.2 ft-sq. or roughly 1% of the total area at 115 kts. So the contribution of the horizontal stabilizer is really insignificant.

I thought page 296 might be of interest:




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