Flight Controls

The primarily flight controls for the helicopter are the Cyclic, Collective, and tail rotor pedals. Chapter 3 of the Helicopter Flying Handbook provides detailed explanation of these components.

The following video provides an overview of key components and does a good job of animating some parts. However, this video is using a turbine-powered helicopter vs a reciprocating piston engine used in most training environments.

The following video outlines the helicopter controls and how they interact with arydymaic forces.