droop compensator


droop compensator
A mechanism in the helicopter engine to prevent the rotor speed from decreasing as the load is applied to the engine. A linkage between the collective pitch control and the turbine speed governor that adjusts for the increased load the rotor places on the engine as the collective pitch is increased.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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