1954-01-01

Matching the Characteristics of Helicopters and Shaft-Turbines 540256

A DETAILED analysis of the weight-saving possibilities of shaft-turbine installations on helicopters is presented in this paper, which won the 1953 Wright Brothers Medal for its authors. They point out that this weight saving helps to counteract the disadvantage of high fuel consumption.
They also discuss helicopter flight characteristics and how they are related to shaft-turbine power characteristics. Finally, they propose some methods of obtaining better matching characteristics between helicopters and shaft-turbines.

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