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Old 07-07-2009, 12:30 PM   #23 (permalink)
Thrasymedes
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Good discussion, I did not know that carrier helicopters drove some negative to help keep it placed on the deck. Deffinitely makes sense though.

In light of the original question though, is do any helicopters have any appreciable negative pitch to use in an aerobatic maneuver, not when the baldes are dissengaged in an auto.

So, lets say, at the top part of a loop, are there any helis that could drive any appreciable negative pitch? If you bottom out the collective and into any neg the blades would dissengauge in a lot of helicopters right? Or am I wrong? The Red Bull helicopter uses 0 deg at the top of the loop, unless something has changed that statement was directly from the Red Bull pilot. I would think driving any real neg at the top of the loop could be bad in full scale world.

Just a thought
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