Old 26th Jun 2019, 17:11
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Cyclic Hotline
 
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This design offers infinite possibilities for inexpensive control automation for autopilots, from basic SAS systems to complete coupled autopilots and even autohover systems for incorporation into any kind of helicopter. The technology is certified and available off the shelf for to drive the system, but the cost of integration into the flight control system has always been prohibitive from a hardware, software and certification standpoint. This may be one of the most significant advances that will impact helicopter flight safety in the near future, and more it is developed, the less it will cost.
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