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#1 LJS1993


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 11:37

Okay what's the deal with the t-bar cyclic on some helicopters?  Is there a legitimate functional reason for them as such?  

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 12:29

Cheaper, less parts to make it.

Safer, less linkages to snag.

Easier to get in and out.


It's part of the Robinson design tenants. Only flaw is that they just look ugly.

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 13:03

Flying solo (with the other half removed...as God intended) its not all that ugly.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:13

Robinson may have invented the horizontal tiltable handle (what a great accomplishment), the central control stick had been used in fixed wing aircraft far before before he build his first helicopter, so this part he likely only copied.

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