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Old Dec 28, 2006, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by leadfeather
Mickey,

With cyclical controls (assume very flexible flapping hinge), is the gyroscopic precession of the rotor disk from control inputs eliminated?

Dan
I think I understand the question, so my answer is no, the 90 degree lag is always there, regardless of how loose the flapping hinge is.
Precession doesn't really apply. Precession is often used to describe a rotor behavior, but this is an error. Precession is a gyroscope trying to maintain constant angular momentum and isn't the same.
If this doesn't answer, please expand on the question.
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