A helicopter hovers when the following elements remain constant:
- Position over the surface
- Height above the surface
- Rotor rpm
To perform a hover, the pilot needs to use all his flight controls (as usual during flight manoeuvres) like this:
- The collective to control the altitude
- The cyclic to control the position (by controlling forward, backward, right and left movement or travel)
- The pedals to control the heading
- The Throttle to maintain a constant rpm
In term of aerodynamics, all forces (lift, thrust, drag, and weight) are in balance: they are equal and opposite. Therefore, lift and weight are equal, resulting in the helicopter remaining at a stationary hover.
- Pull up the collective pitch slowly: the helicopter will lift
- By pulling up the collective, the nose will begin to turn right. Use the left pedals to correct it. Remember, the helicopter has to have a constant heading
- The helicopter will also make a left transition: to correct it, move the cyclic right according to the reaction with small and smooth input on the cyclic
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