Cyclic and Collective
Possibly the most complete book written to date on helicopters and helicopter flying. Covers subjects not covered by other manuals such as turbine engines, performance, flight manuals, automatic flight controls, legal aspects, introductory stability and control and multi-engine helicopters.
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aerodynamic AFCS aircraft airflow airfoil airframe airspeed airspeed indicator altimeter angle angle of attack autorotation axis blade pitch carburetor Chapter climb cockpit collective lever compressor curve cyclic stick density altitude drag effect engine failure engine helicopter example FADEC fixed wing fixed–wing flapping flare flight manual flying force forward flight fuselage going ground ground effect groundspeed happen helicopter pilots hover increase KIAS knots landing level flight lift lift force limits load machine main rotor maneuver maximum move normal nose operating pedals piston engine position power required problem rate of descent reason retreating blade stall roll rotation rotor blades rotor disk sensor shown in Figure side skids slip ball speed stop student swashplate tail rotor takeoff temperature things throttle thrust vector tilt torque touchdown turbine engine turn typical velocity vertical vortex ring weight wind zero zero–airspeed