In airplanes, longitudinal stability is maintained if centre of lift lies aft of center of gravity.
- Like in the airplane shown in the figure below, do helicopters also have stability criteria?
- They have main and tail rotors. How is stability affected by their location?
- Does the centre of the main rotor always correspond to the centre of lift?
I have read that airplanes are more stable than helicopters. A diagram showing point that affects stability on helicopters is much appreciated.