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stephen_s
11-13-2005, 10:05 PM
This is for non-pilots and non-helicopter pilots only.

As you know a helicopter is almost like a plane. It can move up, down, left, and right, plus it can move backwards, rotate, and hover.

A helicopter has the main rotor, drive shaft, and a tail rotor. The tail rotor produces thrust. The main rotor is also known as the rotating wing assembly.


In order to fly a helicopter, the pilot must use how many different controls and what are they?

sardine
11-15-2005, 05:45 PM
[quote]Originally posted by stephen_s@Nov 14 2005, 12:05 AM
This is for non-pilots and non-helicopter pilots only.

As you know a helicopter is almost like a plane.* It can move up, down, left, and right, plus it can move backwards, rotate, and hover.

A helicopter has the main rotor, drive shaft, and a tail rotor.* The tail rotor produces thrust.* The main rotor is also known as the rotating wing assembly.
[b]In layman's terms, three: a wand, a top hat, and a cape! I think a person has to be a magician to fly a helicopter. ;) ...very complex machines. :blink:

stephen_s
11-15-2005, 09:50 PM
Helicopter controls:

1) The Cyclic controls the lateral direction (forward, backward, left, right)

2) The Collective controls the up and down motion as well as engine speed.

3) Two pedals, which control the tail rotor, which allows the helicopter to rotate in either direction.

For more information, check out this page:

How Helicopters Work (http://science.howstuffworks.com/helicopter.htm)