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Difference between Helicopter and Chopper

Main Difference

The main difference between helicopter and chopper is that chopper is more causal than helicopter and used by media and business men for personal purposes while helicopter is used by professional pilots or soldiers of army.

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Helicopter

helicopterHelicopter is a rotorcraft in which rotors supply the lift and thrust power. Rotors allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly in any direction, forward, backward or laterally. These functions enables the helicopter to be used in clogged or isolated where fixed-wing aircraft and many forms of vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft cannot operate. In English language, the word chopper, copter, helo, heli, and whirlybird is also used. Helicopter is widely used by military, however, VIPs also uses the helicopters.

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Chopper

chopperChopper is a kind of helicopter but with limited functionality. It is more casual words and never used formally in business. Chopper is widely used by media, movie makers, and businessmen. Today the world helicopter has been widely replaced by chopper but the official word for helicopter is still helicopter. Chopper is widely used for corporate, medical, firefighting, police, parapublic, oil & gas, etc. purposes. We should keep in mind that “chopper” may also referred to a type of motorcycle.

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Key Differences

  • Helicopter is used by military for defense and war purposes while chopper is widely used for corporate, medical, firefighting, police, parapublic, oil & gas, etc. purposes.
  • Chopper is the casual word for helicopter.
  • Although the word helicopter has been widely replaced by chopper but helicopter is still a formal word in business.
  • Helicopter are used in clogged and isolated areas where fixed-wing aircraft like chopper and many forms of vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft cannot operate.
  • Most of the helicopters have more than one blades or rotors while choppers usually have one rotor or blade.

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  • Since there was not info supplied on the difference, I will make it simple: a helicopter is
    a
    closed-in version and a chopper is not. Example of a helicopter is the
    Huey and a chopper can be seen on M*A*SH. See, simple with no gibberish
    such as above.

  • I will make it simpler: a helicopter is a closed-in version and a chopper is not. Example of a helicopter is the Huey and a chopper can be seen on M*A*SH. See, simple. 🙂

  • Your answer is wrong i think you r telling the answer in reverse. Actually chopper is like an permanent high end version of Helicopter which is mainly used by Army for carrying soldiers from one place to another place and in rescued operations where as helicopter is used by all people for travelling to one place to another place..