Understanding Helicopter’s Engine | Turboshaft

Understanding Helicopter’s Engine | Turboshaft


A turboshaft engine acts as the powerhouse of modern helicopters. They are also used for power generation and marine propulsion! This video will illustrate the inner-workings of turboshaft engines in a clear and logical way.

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100 Comments on "Understanding Helicopter’s Engine | Turboshaft"


  1. Want to learn about turbine engines ? Check out AgentJayZ (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh57rwk3ySElDpzgCDLh9KA), he has also a video about compressor stalls.

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  2. Very clever as unlike piston engines there is no direction change of moving parts.

    Can the turbine, flight controls be computer module controlled to make piloting easier?

    Could the turbine be vertical with fluid coupled torque torus transmission to eliminate bevel gears?
    The down thrust might augment lift, and diverted at ground levels.

    Could rotary flight blades be made shorter and wider to slow tip speed with curved blades as on some experimental turbo prop engines?

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  3. Really good explanation. Just put the Igniter plugs and Fuel Nozzle in the Combustion chamber (ok you can suppose there's somethings that allow to spray fuel and some spark device)

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  4. This is a very good engine. I was actually looking for a similar engine. I want this engine but I live in Pakistan. Can you give me this engine and please, if you tell me its price then it will be very good and these Pakistani rupees are worth in its Pakistani rupees and you will give me online. I do not have any idea if you have any idea, please guide me

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  5. Please you can tell me where you boll from this and you can do a little bit about yourself and I needed an engine

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  6. Stall (or surge) is inversely proportional to flow . . . restriction in this case (explosion) which disrupts airflow . . .
    aerodynamics is paramount in any case ! ! !

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  7. Hahahaha. I Was thinking piston egines are used in helicopters.y these engines are not used in trucks and buses?

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  8. Tell me more about the cen-tri-few-gull part 😀. Could not resist! Excellent video 👍👍👍.

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  9. Wow that's really cool. Seems simpleish, but yet complicated because the precision to make this must be incredible. Like everything from the angle of the fins to the spacing is all carefully calculated. The alloys used etc. Tons of engineering goes into this.

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  10. Good video, however you might have chosen a simpler type gas turbine type rather than a more complex one.

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  11. The visuals were very good but I would have started with the air inlet, compressor then power turbine and finally the power shaft.

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  12. EVのジェネレーターとして使ったら素晴らしく燃費効率が上がりそうだな

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  13. Simply astounding how man could design such a power plant? So many moving parts that have to run flawless otherwise, gravity takes over.

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  14. Ok, Forget a nybee,,,I dont get it ,,whats come the power from thats make all things run ?? on a moped yes piston up an down ,,and this ? is it like a steam maskin but fire/m,

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  15. Why is one set of exhaust nozzles rotating clockwise and the other set rotates counterclockwise? It may have been explained but something interfered with my audio and all I could do is watch. I worked on many jet engines and also the GE T58 and all turbines rotated in sync. Maybe that was old tech and things have changed.

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  16. this is amazing +sub

    wow, it's shocking how complex and complicated a piston engine is compared to this

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  17. Good video but your model is missing a set of stator blades in the gas generator. There needs to be a set of stator blades in front of the first gas turbine wheel.

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  18. This is the best graphic I've seen explaining the process, and I'm still a bit mesmerized and confused how the fuel is compressed whilst moving through each blade wheel

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  19. Excellent information, straight to the point. I'm just an retired marine technician and understood this.

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  20. If it's one thing I don't fully understand it's turbine engines, witch is surprising for me because I can understand compression engines like my abc's.

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  21. Like the cogwheel transmission gears in action to turn the rotor blades!🚁

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  22. How manu psi will it be on the combustion chambre?
    How many times is the air compressed?
    Thanks a million!

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  23. I use only reverse flow combustion when carbonizing cylindrical slices of gelatin and high sucrose syrup when camping.

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  24. How about a "helicopter" with no moving mechanical parts!.. No kidding, please click on my channel icon to the left to see it. It is propelled by ions and electrostatic fields, and carries an onboard power supply!

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  25. I was laying some pipe and I was winding up that turbo with that all that hot compressed action and just when she was spoiling up there was a compressor stall. Damn dont ya hate that when that happens?

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  26. You said "super" hot flames. WTF, why is everyone and their dead mother obsessed with using 'super'…

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  27. This vid is a great place to start if you want a basic explanation of turboshaft engines. It is straight-forward and not needlessly complicated. Good work !

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  28. Can You make video to explain aqua scooter engine and nuclear power plant making a video for each one of the following type? Light Water Reactor LWR, PWR, water boiler BWR, Heavy Water Reactor HWR, CANDU, LMFBR, Magnox, AGR, VVER , RMBK

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  29. Minor ERROR. Compressor stalls don't necessarily result in a complete loss of shaft horse power. It depends on the severity of the stall. A pilot may be able have a controlled flight to the ground at reduced power.

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