CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
- Jun 25, 2009
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TomS said:Never mind that a helicopter is using all of its "control surfaces" just to take off and hover properly -- cyclic, collective, and anti-torque adjustments to the main and tail rotor ARE the helicopter's equivalent of moving the ailerons, rudders, and flaps.
Hey, I'm not disputing that!! Just saying that it's a LOT less impressive and it makes you want to beg for more! It was only an amused comment of course, I can't even begin to imagine the complexity of maintaining such a large and heavy machine in the air with such precision and stability!