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I was just wondering, if you park the heli back on the helipad of your suite will it stay there? Does it work with the Skimmer as well? --Chimpso 06:29, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

I doubt the game saves anything on the helipad.--Spaceeinstein 06:31, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Awwwww that sucks, paying $5000 for a heli and losing it. Oh well, thanks! --Chimpso 06:33, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Helicopter or Autogyro?

Or both?--spaceeinstein 06:40, September 24, 2010 (UTC)

To put it simply, it looks like an autogyro (judging by the structural design alone) but controls like a helicopter. Its primary rotor is the only part of the vehicle that provides lift and forward thrust, having no secondary rotor to provide forward thrust. - ZS 08:44, September 24, 2010 (UTC)

NOT a gyro copter. The line "The Little Willie is implied to be designed in the form of a gyrocopter, but lacks a crucial vertical rotor that provides the aircraft horizontal thrust" must not have read the page they linked to this article at all. Article needs updated, it was obviously not checked for accuracy.

Helicopters do not have a "crucial vertical rotor that provides horizontal thrust" they have a horizontal rotor that provides lift on a variable pitch turbine shaft, which allows the pitch of the blades to be change (tilted) to provide directional flight... and a vertical tail rotor to provide counter torque to the main rotor drive shaft to prevent uncontrolled lateral spin of the helicopter frame... or a NOTAR system which employs a fan housed behind the motor inside the helicopter fuselage to direct high volume, low pressure air down the tail shaft which has duct vents in it to create reduce counter rotation and a directional vent at the end of the tail to allow directional control.

Autogyros (also know as gyrocopters) employ a vertical rotor to provide horizontal thrust.

See the articles on helicopters, autogyros, tail rotors and NOTAR systems in wiki for details... and update this article.

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