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Tail Number CGYYW is a 2011 Robinson R44 II

The rotors can free wheel because of something called a "Sprag Clutch". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprag_clutch

You'll note that I didn't call out the stall region of the rotor system on this video. It's the inner 20% of the rotor.


The graphical elements that are on page 1-46 and 1-47 of this manual were a huge help:

The type of aircraft int his video is an R-44
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Music" "Spins" https://ashellinthepit.bandcamp.com/track/spins-acoustic
Gordon McGladdery did the outro music the video as well.

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