SpinningWing: Helicopter and wind turbine information

We aim to provide clear, concise technical information about wind turbines, helicopters and rotorcraft in general. We add new articles every few weeks, so feel free to bookmark us and check back soon. Feel free to let us know if you'd like to request an article on a particular topic (email spinningwing.com at gmail.com). Articles vary from high-level information relevant to any reader to technical articles requiring a calculus and physics background.

Check out this page for a short introduction to the uses, strengths and weaknesses of helicopters.

Check out this page for a short introduction to wind turbines.

Below are links to a selection of our articles. You can find more articles in the top navigation menus.

Helicopter components

High-level introduction to the main components of a helicopter.

Helicopter controls

The primary controls a pilot uses to fly a helicopter.

Wind turbine

Introduction to the main components of a horizontal axis wind turbine.