Parts of a helicopter
(Picture embedded from Wikipedia on 26 May 2009)

Main rotor

The main rotor serves to provide lift and propulsion to the helicopter.


The fuselage holds the aircraft together and accomodate passengers and cargo, as appropriate.


The cockpit, at the front end of the fuselage, is the control and command centre, where the pilots sit and all the instrumentation is located.


The cabin serves to accomodate passengers and cargo.

Landing skids

The skids serve to stand the helicopter while on the ground.

Tail boom

The tail boom holds the tail rotor for stabilising the aircraft.

Tail rotor

The tail rotor prevents the helicopter from spinning as well as turns the aircraft.

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