The ultimate goal, or close to it, the Nose in
Hover. Why is this so hard? I can hover like
Well in the nose in hover, three of your four
controls are reversed. For instance, you want the
heli to move right? Give it left cyclic. You want
the heli to come towards you? Give it forward
This may sound easy, but it is a lot more
difficult then meets the eye.
Your forward/back cyclic control is reversed. One
thing that confused me when someone told me this, is
that when you give it forward stick, the helicopter
is not going to go backward.
It is still going to go forward, however when you
are in a nose in hover, going forward is going to
bring it closer to you. This is the reversal.
Giving it back cyclic will move the helicopter
further away, while giving it forward cyclic will
bring it closer to you.
Opposite of the tail in hover.
Your right/left cyclic control is reversed. If
you wish to move the helicopter to the right, you
must apply left cyclic control. If you wish to move
the helicopter to the left, you must apply right
An easy way to remember this is to simply think,
stick under the low blade. This will keep your
helicopter nice and level.
Your tail rotor is opposite also. If you wish to
have the heli point to the right, you must apply
right tail rotor. This may sound correct, but
remember in tail in hover, when you want to point
the heli to the right, you give it left stick.That抯
why, you fly the nose. Well, remember while in nose
in hover, fly the tail. If you want the tail to go
to the right, give it right stick.
If you want the tail to go to the left, give it
left stick. Just the opposite of what you did in the
tail in hover.
Remember - Fly the tail, and stick under
the low blade.