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Basic Helicopter Aerodynamics, 3rd Edition by Simon Newman, John M. Seddon

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Abbreviations

ABC Advancing Blade Concept
ADT Actuator disc theory
Aero. J. Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society
AFCS Automatic flight control system
AGARD Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development
AIAA American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
ARC Aeronautical Research Council
ASE Automatic stabilization equipment
AUW All-up weight
BERP British Experimental Rotor Programme1
BET Blade element theory
CFD Computational fluid dynamics
CG Centre of gravity
DOF Degree of freedom
FAI Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
FOM Figure of merit
FUMS Fatigue and Usage Monitoring System
HUMS Health and Usage Monitoring System
IFR Instrument Flight Rules
IGE In ground effect
ISA International standard atmosphere
JAHS Journal of the American Helicopter Society
NACA National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (now NASA)
NFA No-feathering axis
NFP No-feathering plane
NPL National Physical Laboratory
OGE Out of ground effect
PIV particle image velocimetry
RAE Royal Aircraft Establishment
RAF Royal Air Force
RLD Really low drag
R & M Reports and Memoranda of the ARC
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
SA Shaft axis
sfc Specific fuel consumption
SHM Simple harmonic motion
SL Sea level
SNP Shaft normal plane
TPA Tip-path axis
TPP Tip-path plane
TRLF Transmission loss factor
UAV Unmanned aerial vehicle
UK United Kingdom
USA United States of America
VRS Vortex ring state
VTOL Vertical ...

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