- Oct 31, 2003
- Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia
- Eagle Rotorcraft
- Total Flight Time
- 600 hrs
I agree with Chuck, it must be teeter friction. The torque reaction must be compensated for by the pilot but there should be little or no stick pressure required to do this. The stick is not holding the machine against torque - the rotors are doing that. the stick just changes cyclic pitch on the rotors.Most MTs seem to have a tendency to want to roll to the left in flight, so need a bit of right-stick pressure in the cruise.
In my opinion having an offset roll pivot is only a gimmic, which would lean the airframe the other way in engine idle or engine off conditions. The few in/lbs difference it would make would probably be negligable compared to the many other objects hanging assymetrically on the airframe (inc. the pilot)