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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The flight instructor gripped the cyclic stick to try and re-establish level flight.
The boot protects the cyclic stick which controls the bird's pitch in flight.
The boot should always be zipped to the top, but sometimes it slides back because of a wire on the cyclic stick.

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