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— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) July 20, 2015
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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.
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Music” “Spins” https://ashellinthepit.bandcamp.com/track/spins-acoustic
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