Rotor vs Rotorcraft - What's the difference?

rotor | rotorcraft |

As nouns the difference between rotor and rotorcraft

is that rotor is while rotorcraft is any aircraft that obtains its lift from rotors.



(wikipedia rotor)


(en noun)
  • A rotating part of a mechanical device, for example in an electric motor, generator, alternator or pump.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Lee S. Langston, magazine=(American Scientist)
  • , title= The Adaptable Gas Turbine , passage=Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo'', meaning ''vortex , and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor , which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.}}
  • The wing of a helicopter or similar aircraft.
  • rotorcraft


  • Any aircraft that obtains its lift from rotors.
  • See also

    * autogyro * gyrodyne * helicopter * tiltrotor