Chapter 29. Helicopter Myths

Table of Contents

29.1. Expo is bad because it slows cyclic response
29.2. Heading hold gyros are bad
29.3. Shorter flybar increases cyclic response
29.4. Rate gyros do not need revo mixing

29.1. Expo is bad because it slows cyclic response

This is incorrect, because expo does not slow down the cyclic response. It only decrease the amount of cyclic response near center stick while retaining full control throw at the stick extremes.

Regardless of how much expo you use, the heli will flip or roll at the same rate with full cyclic.