Bell Awarded Patent for Autorotative Enhancement System

Bell Awarded Patent for Autorotative Enhancement System 1 Oct, 18, Source: USPTO

Embodiments refer generally to systems and methods for providing autorotative enhancement for helicopters using an autorotative assist unit coupled to the transmission of the helicopter. Methods of utilizing an autorotative assist unit as well as retrofitting an autorotative assist unit to an existing helicopter are also disclosed. By employing an autorotative assist unit, improved autorotation can be achieved without the need to increase the weight of the rotor.

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