Click to get a Kiwi Crate Subscription for a kid you love: http://bit.ly/SmarterKiwiCrate
Click here if you're interested in subscribing: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2SED
Want to tweet this? http://bit.ly/ChopperFall ⇊ Click below for more links! ⇊
⇊ Click below for more links! ⇊
Click if you'd like to support Smarter Every Day on Patreon:
Click if you'd like to share on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1VzG2L7
Thanks to Neil deGrasse Tyson for being cool and playing along: https://twitter.com/neiltyson
Original Tweet in question:
@chucknicecomic FYI: An airplane whose engine fails is a glider. A helicopter whose engine fails is a brick.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) July 20, 2015
Thanks to Brad Friesen: https://goo.gl/bbUxuR
Thanks to Gerry Friesen: http://www.bchelicopters.com/
GET SMARTER SECTION
Watch all the Smarter Every Day videos about helicopters:
Tail Number CGYYW is a 2011 Robinson R44 II
The rotors can free wheel because of something called a "Sprag Clutch". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprag_clutch
You'll note that I didn't call out the stall region of the rotor system on this video. It's the inner 20% of the rotor.
The graphical elements that are on page 1-46 and 1-47 of this manual were a huge help:
The type of aircraft int his video is an R-44
Tweet Ideas to me at:
I'm "ilikerockets" on Snapchat.
Snap Code: http://i.imgur.com/7DGfEpR.png
Smarter Every Day on Facebook
Smarter Every Day on Patreon
Smarter Every Day On Instagram
Smarter Every Day SubReddit
Ambiance and musicy things by: A Shell In The Pit
Music" "Spins" https://ashellinthepit.bandcamp.com/track/spins-acoustic
Gordon McGladdery did the outro music the video as well.
The thought is it my efforts making videos will help educate the world as a whole, and one day generate enough revenue to pay for my kids college education. If you appreciate what you've learned in this video and the effort that went in to it, please SHARE THE VIDEO!
If you REALLY liked it, feel free to pitch a few dollars Smarter Every Day by becoming a Patron.