Lesson 9: Nose in hover

Lesson 9: Nose in hover
 

The ultimate goal, or close to it, the Nose in Hover. Why is this so hard? I can hover like nobody's business.

a 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 cyclic.

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 cyclic control.

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.