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Movie 'Blackhawk Down'...

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I was flipping through the channels the other day & saw parts of 'Blackhawk Down'; it reminded me of a question I'd been meaning to ask....

 

The scene where a soldier falls from the line in a blackhawk & is injured - the blackhawk does a little 'sidestep' (for lack of a better term) in a hover when fired upon by an enemy shooting a RPG to avoid being hit.

 

What exactly does the pilot do to get that movement when in a hover? How did he move the pedals, cyclic, etc...??

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While I don't remember exactly what happened in the MOVIE, adding lateral (left or right) cyclic gives the pilot a 'slide' meaning, the helicopter remains on the same heading just 'slides' either left or right. Adding lateral cyclic aggressively will put the helicopter (what amounts to) a bank at a hover.

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While I don't remember exactly what happened in the MOVIE, adding lateral (left or right) cyclic gives the pilot a 'slide' meaning, the helicopter remains on the same heading just 'slides' either left or right. Adding lateral cyclic aggressively will put the helicopter (what amounts to) a bank at a hover.

 

Thanks; it was definitely an aggressive move but it stayed put, no sliding to one side or another - maybe it was just the aggressive move of the cyclic.

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had to watch to movie..again for the 100th time...and yup...that movement was amazing.

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