collective stick

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The method of controlling the amount of rotor blade pitch where all blades are varied in pitch an equal amount simultaneously. Normally refers to the collective pitch, which is the pilot control in rotary wing aircraft for changing the rotor pitch. Also called collective stick. See collective pitch

collective pitch

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The pilot control in rotary wing aircraft that directly affects the pitch of all blades of lifting rotor(s) simultaneously, irrespective of their azimuth position. Also called collective or collective stick.
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