Helicopter Decreasing speed[PDF]
During straight and level flight, there are basically two reasons why the pilot must reduce the speed:
- to reduce cruising speed in straight and level flight
- to reduce cruising speed to achieve an optimal speed of descent in order to land
Helicopters have a throttle but it is not used to change their speed as is the case on airplanes. Reducing the speed requires using another method
- Apply backward pressure on the cyclic → the helicopter speed decreases
- As the cyclic is pulled backward, the altitude increases → push down the collective to adjust it
- Anticipate the moment where the helicopter will reach the desired speeed by checking the speed indicator
- Before reaching the desired speed, apply forward pressure on the cyclic to find a good attitude of flight and resume a straight and level flight with the new speed
- adjust the collective if needed
During the entire manoeuvre, it is necessary to make corrections with the pedals, every time the collective is raised or lowered
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- 12:47, 23 February 2021
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