cyclic stick

cyclic stick

A cyclic-pitch control stick, or just cyclic. It is the control that changes the pitch of the rotor blades during each cycle of rotation. The cyclic is used to control the tilt of the tip plane path. See cyclic-pitch control column.
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In contrast, the MH60R/S AFCS holds altitude up to 40 knots, airspeed above 40 knots, uses the stabilator to keep the airframe as close to level as possible at all times, and programs the cyclic stick aft in proportion to airspeed.
The boot protects the cyclic stick which controls the bird's pitch in flight.

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