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- Mar 5, 2020
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- Model 3 Jun 2019..... Model S Jan 2020
yea.....cyclic control pitch on rotors......collective is for power.....more power equals more air flow over rotors creating the lift.....up and down movements are controlled by the stick (cyclic).....I do believe this is correctNot quite.
The cyclic is the stick which controls pitch and roll, and the collective is the "go up" lever. Also, the pedals control yaw. Or at least these controls control these axes as much as you can control one axis independently on flying gyroscope and giant ceiling fan with variable pitch blades -- I hear you have to use all of the controls together to maintain control of a helicopter.
I'm only qualified to fly GA aircraft and gliders, though, and I'm not a helicopter pilot -- so listen to this professional heli flight instructor instead of me: