Chapter 27. Helicopter Myths

Table of Contents

27.1. Expo is bad because it slows cyclic response
27.2. Heading hold gyros are bad
27.3. Shorter flybar increases cyclic response
27.4. Rate gyros do not need revo mixing
27.5. A digital spread spectrum (2.4 Ghz) system will eliminate glitches
27.6. A heli flight simulator is a waste of time/is only good for beginners

27.1. 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.