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Questions tagged [hover]

Sustained flight above ground level with no forward speed, best known for being done by helicopters (although some other types of aircraft are also capable of hovering).

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Should helicopters fly when they the lack power for vertical climb out of ground effect?

Following up on this question: If a helicopter lacks power to climb vertically (i.e., with no translational movement) out of ground effect, is it ever considered safe to fly? If so, under what ...
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Does the ARCA hoverboard violate known limits on small-diameter electric fans?

The ARCA board is being hawked as achieving 430 pounds of lift from 36 electric fan motors for six minutes of 'flight.' c.f. : http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/24/...
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Can the V-22 carryout vertical takeoffs with shorter blades?

The V-22 has blades that are larger than blades on most helicopters. Could you make them smaller and still have the vertical takeoff effect? Bonus: Does the V-22 get some of its thrust from the ...
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Why would a helicopter hold a 'nose-up' in hover?

(The Grand Tour; episode 2) SAS unit fast roping from a Blackhawk. Why is the helicopter pitched-up? Actual scene footage have it like that for a few seconds while holding steady over a building. How ...