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This chapter discusses the components, sections, and systems found on most modern helicopters. Helicopters come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but most share the same major components. The chapter introduces the major components/ sections of the helicopter and the systems that correlate with each. Knowing how the components and systems work on the helicopter enables the pilot to more easily recognize malfunctions and possible emergency situations. Understanding the relationship of these systems allows the pilot to make an informed decision and take the appropriate corrective action should a problem arise.
- Airframe, Fuselage, and Main Rotor System (Part One)
- Airframe, Fuselage, and Main Rotor System (Part Two)
- Swash Plate Assembly, Freewheeling Unit, Antitorque Systems
- Helicopter Engines
- Helicopter Transmission Systems
- Helicopter Fuel Systems
- Helicopter Electrical Systems
- Helicopter Hydraulics and Stability Augmentations Systems
- Helicopter Environmental Systems and Anti-Icing Systems
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This section is based on the FAA Helicopter Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-21B 2019.