The objective of this paper is to present general techniques for simulating helicopter flight trajectory response. During flight the pilot manipulates the controls either to trim the helicopter for steady flight by balancing the external forces and moments or to produce a desired maneuver by controlling the unbalance of these forces and moments. Discussions of the physical phenomena involved with the aerodynamics of the rotors and fuselage are given in  through . The simulated control function will be composed forward-aft cyclic, lateral cyclic, pedal, and collective. This control will be represented by the vector
A. Fermelia et al., "Development of Helicopter Flight Path Models," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 1976.
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