It doesn't seem to have a swash plate. Does pilot shift his weight like in a hang glider?

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    $\begingroup$ Pretty sure Mosquito has collective and cyclic -- it hovers well. $\endgroup$
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Oct 19 at 17:51
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    $\begingroup$ This is the swashplate, within the mast, at the level of the black belt $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Oct 19 at 18:51
  • $\begingroup$ Why would someone downvote this? $\endgroup$
    – John K
    Oct 19 at 23:16

The pictured helicopter is a Mosquito Air. It does have a swash plate, it's just not visible because it's inside the main mast. The swash plate is connected to the blades via pushrods in the hollow rotor shaft, which connect to the blades from above.

  • $\begingroup$ I be interested in building one if it had a more reliable engine. $\endgroup$
    – John K
    Oct 19 at 18:06
  • $\begingroup$ No @JohnK, just no 😂 $\endgroup$
    – Jpe61
    Oct 19 at 18:39
  • $\begingroup$ Hey I'm adventurous, as long as it's 4 stroke or turbine lol. $\endgroup$
    – John K
    Oct 19 at 23:15
  • $\begingroup$ @JohnK There actually are turbine-powered Mosquitoes out there. $\endgroup$ Oct 20 at 5:18
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah I know. Too expensive. It needs a 4 stroke that can match the p/w of the Rotax. $\endgroup$
    – John K
    Oct 20 at 12:54

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