My question is relatively simple and has to do with the required control inputs to perform a simple turning maneuver over a large area.
Suppose a helicopter is traveling in forward flight, straight and level, and the pilot has to alter course to circle a large area. Now, suppose the helicopter begins a slight rightward turn, while continuing to fly 'forward', and ends up semi-circling over a broad area.
I want to make the point that the helicopter is not yawing/turning on its own axis, but rather performing a turn over a large area.
The resulting flight path, if viewed from above, would essentially be a semi-circle or horseshoe shape.
This would obviously involve some rightward banking. What I want to know is this: can this maneuver be performed with only cyclic inputs, or would there also have to be pedal inputs to complete such a turn? And if it can be performed only with cyclic inputs, what exactly would those inputs be apart from rightward cyclic? Thanks in advance!