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Helicopter dynamics is a field within aerospace engineering concerned with theoretical and practical aspects of helicopter flight. Its comprises helicopter aerodynamics, stability, control, structural dynamics, vibration, and aeroelastic and aeromechanical stability.[1]

By studying the forces in helicopter flight, improved helicopter designs can be made. In 2013, stereophotogrammetry was used to measure the dynamics of a Robinson R44 helicopter during the hover.[2]

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  1. ^ Bramwell, A. R. S. (2001). Bramwell's helicopter dynamics (2nd ed.). Reston, VA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. ISBN 978-0-7506-5075-5.
  2. ^ Lundstrom, Troy; Baqersad, Javad; Niezrecki, Christopher (2013). "Using High-Speed Stereophotogrammetry to Collect Operating Data on a Robinson R44 Helicopter". Special Topics in Structural Dynamics, Volume 6. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series. Springer: 401–410. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-6546-1_44. ISBN 978-1-4614-6545-4. Retrieved 18 January 2022.