Definition of contra-rotating in English:


Line breaks: contra-rotating
Pronunciation: /kɒntrərəʊˈteɪtɪŋ


  • Rotating in the opposite direction or in opposite directions, especially about the same shaft.
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    • The valves are actuated via drag arms from twin, contra-rotating camshafts.
    • However, most designs still had two or more contra-rotating blades to solve the torque problem and this caused highly complex and unsound craft.
    • Another benefit was that the contra-rotating propellers eliminated torque.

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