Mathematical model development of the anti torque system of a notar helicopter

Bakır, Hüseyin Murat
The anti-torque mechanism of a NOTAR helicopter is a complex system including vertical tail and pressurized tail boom which provides air ejection used for both circulation control around the boom and creating directed jet air at the end of the boom. This thesis targets the modeling of this mechanism and integrating it to a helicopter simulation model. Flight tests are performed on the MD 600N helicopter to verify the results. Finally, the simulation is compared with flight test data.


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H. M. Bakır, “Mathematical model development of the anti torque system of a notar helicopter,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2008.