lead-lag hinge


lead-lag hinge
The hinge at the root of a helicopter rotor blade with its axis perpendicular to the plane of rotation. It allows the blade tip to move back and forth in its plane of rotation. Movement about the lead-lag is called drag. Drag dampers oppose this movement. Also called an alpha hinge or a hunting hinge.

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