Wire Lugs/Guides on Helicopters
for those of us without towers/pistons
For helicopters where the lugs have to go on the rotors, what are the pros/cons regarding weight, drag (etc?) for wire lugs/guides vs launch lugs.
One issue is that the rotors by definition have to rotate, thus the lug or guide, while parallel to the flight path in boost, becomes perpendicular to the direction of rotation on descent.
Also, is thinner wire always better? I know it would be lighter, but question if it might give more drag on the launch rod.
It is amazing what you can do when you don't have a choice.
Smart people learn from their mistakes.
REALLY SMART PEOPLE learn from OTHERS' mistakes.