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Product Details

  • Paperback: 538 pages
  • Publisher: Lulu.com (Aug. 26 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0557090660
  • ISBN-13: 978-0557090662
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 3.1 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #451,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa4bcfda4) out of 5 stars 14 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4d7b9c0) out of 5 stars Illustrations are messed up Jan. 3 2013
By K. Beaulieu - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book - especially the perfomance sections. Unfortunately the illustrations throughout the book are zoomed in and cut off, making them useless. It looks like a publishing error.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4d840cc) out of 5 stars Well written book for all helicopter pilots Dec 16 2013
By R. Randall Padfield - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A highly experienced pilot, test pilot and instructor, Shawn Coyle writes in a conversationally, yet technically oriented way. I highly recommend this book and two other books he has written: "The Art and Science of Flying Helicopters" and "The Little Book of Autorotations." If I were teaching an introductory course on flying helicopters, I would (in all modesty) begin with my own book on the subject, "Learning to Fly Helicopters, Second Edition," and the "FAA’s Rotorcraft Flying Handbook" as an additional reference, then have the students read "Cyclic and Collective" and "The Art and Science of Flying Helicopters." "The Little Book of Autorotations" is valuable for all helicopter pilots, whether in training or already licensed, and is a must read for anyone planning to become a helicopter flight instructor.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4bc2210) out of 5 stars Poorly written. Oct. 26 2015
By Jade E. Dillon - Published on Amazon.com
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The author is obviously an experienced helicopter pilot with much knowledge, but this book is poorly written and does not effectively communicate ideas. Most concepts I had to review elsewhere for clarification. I am unsure why someone would, in a technical manual, insert humorous quips, but the author does, averaging one every couple of pages. These come off as wiseass remarks; I personally found them stupid, annoying, and distracting. There are a multitude of typographical errors which occasionally impair readability; knowing the subject matter, one is able to figure out what is meant, but that requires going back over the paragraph. I found a couple of factual errors. The pictures are borrowed (acknowledgements provided), poorly printed with faint lines and cutoffs, basically useless. There are superior manuals available.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7799ce4) out of 5 stars Good content, poor formatting and publishing. Feb. 8 2016
By David - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is full of useful information; however, it is poorly made, formatted and published resulting in diagrams that are blurry or cut off and occasionally paragraphs that seem to just cut away. It's a real let down for what could have been an overall excellent book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7799e1c) out of 5 stars Cyclic and Collective Aug. 5 2012
By Jman - Published on Amazon.com
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The author has an engaging and curious writing style, with a slight humour.
However, I think that the diagrams that help explain forces working together could have been made better, they are sometimes very difficult to understand.