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Development of a helicopter emergency maneuvers trainer

, University of Toronto , Canada

University of Toronto . Awarded


This thesis describes the development of a generic helicopter code to be used as a helicopter emergency maneuvers trainer for piloted flight simulations. The helicopter employed in the current simulation is a Bell 205, with a two-bladed teetering rotor and skid-type landing gear.

In order to create a model with clearly defined modules and full documentation, the physical model was implemented using the commercial software package MATRIXx, a graphical based program capable of simulating dynamic systems and able to generate C-code for use in a real-time simulation.

The simulation model has been implemented and run in real-time on the UTIAS Flight Research Simulator. Piloted simulations have demonstrated a wide flight envelope including typical operating regimes as well as basic emergency maneuvers.


Haycock, B.C. Development of a helicopter emergency maneuvers trainer. Master's thesis, University of Toronto. Retrieved May 29, 2023 from .

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