Smarter Every Day - How Helicopter Autorotation works

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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".

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

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