Thread: 450x outdated?
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:25 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by watho 46 View Post
I have one question do your 450's hover with a slight lean to the right ( tail in )????
Yup. All single main rotor helis do it. It's called "translating tendency" in the real helo world. Basically, it leans with a slight cyclic input to counteract the lateral drift "tendency" from the tail rotor thrust. Which way it leans depends on the direction of rotation of the main rotor. I flew Jet Rangers and "left leaves last", which meant the left skid lifted off the ground last. Since the main rotor rotated opposite most heli models, the Jet Ranger had a left lean in a hover when viewed from behind.
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