I understand the function of the cyclic and collective, and I am specifically wondering if anyone has a good image/video showing the mechanism of how the flight control "mixer" works! I can't seem to find many good illustrations of the mechanisms themselves, even a simple example.
Perhaps something like this but clearer, or something filmed in real life?
Edit: I circled the area in question in the picture below. Basically I understand how the cyclic and collective sticks move, and how the swash plate moves, but how do the stick movements move the swash plate actuators correctly?
I think I generally understand what is going on, and I understand what the swash plate is supposed to do, and which direction the swashplate actuators are supposed to move for a given maneuver. But what does this look like in real life? Is it typical to have just two actuators to the swash plate? And in this system it seems like adjusting the collective would make the pilot's control column move? Is it common?
For example, I can understand in this picture that the cyclic stick can move forward and aft (circled in blue), which moves a control rod around a pivot, which lifts the forward actuator on the swash plate. I guess I am mostly confused as to how the collective plays in, and would like other diagrams or images to understand.