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Old 5th Dec 2017, 17:22   #1 (permalink)


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Autorotation flare

Why do we flare high during autorotation over rough ground?
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What do you mean, "We"?
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To avoid striking the tailrotor? Or am I missing something?
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You need to get the ground speed to zero and avoid hitting the tail.
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I've never heard of it and I've been teaching autos for years.
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If you flare high, you just have further to fall when the flare runs out.

Protecting the TR is a good idea but you need to have some Nr left at the bottom to cushion the landing.
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