Helicopter Rotor Configurations


All helicopters have at least one main rotor for lift, but there are many helicopter rotor configurations:

  • Traditional or Conventional like the Robinson R22
  • Tandem like the CH-47 Chinook
  • Transverse like the V22 Osprey
  • Coaxial like the Kamov KA-50 Hokum
  • Intermeshing or Synchropter like the Kamen K-MAX
  • Quad like the Quad UAVs or 1923 De Bothezat


The video below discusses the different types of helicopter main rotor configurations:


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