Topics are from Army Field Manual FM 1-203, Fundamentals Of Flight, 9 September 1983, Text and Graphics also taken from that Revision and updated for accuracy and display. (Others are noted on the topic page itself).

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The Current Lineup:

Basic Aerodynamics
Dissymmetry Of Lift
Rotory Wing Planforms
Blade Flapping
Airfoils in General
Transverse Flow Effect
Airfoil Pressure Patterns
Ground Effect
The Relative Wind
The Hover!
Total Aerodynamic Force
Effective Translational Lift (ETL)
Centrifugal Force
Retreating Blade Stall
Gyroscopic Precession
Settling With Power
Autorotative Flight
Loss of Tail Rotor Effectiveness (LTE)
(Airfoil) Angle Of Attack
Dynamic Rollover
Rotor System Rotational Velocities
Rotor Blade Hazards

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