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Primary and Secondary Flight controls

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What are the primary and secondary flight controls in an R22?

Primary cyclic, throttle, collective and anti torque right?

I have no idea about secondary? Thanks guys

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Feb 20, 2014

    There is a good discussion of this subject beginning on page 3-3 of the Helicopter Flying Handbook, which can be downloaded from the http://www.faa.gov

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  2. wes eads on Feb 20, 2014

    Kris appreciate the insight, as opposed to fixed wing primary and secondary controls, the throttle and collective are both primary and secondary because they are primary for one thing yet secondary for another.
    EX: collective primary for manifold yet secondary for RPM
    throttle primary for RPM yet secondary for manifold.
    In my opinion the same aspect applies to the cyclic and anti-torque pedals.
    EX: cyclic primary for direction of flight yet in an autorotation is secondary for rotor RPM
    EX: pedals primary for heading yet have a influence on manifold pressure though I wouldn’t say the were secondary.

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