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According to various bits of online documentation, the rotors have cyclic pitch control like a helicopter as well as collective pitch control like a helicopter and most high-performance propeller airplanes (often referred to as having a "variable pitch" propeller). The cyclic on the Osprey is controlled with a swashplate that apparently has only ...


Seaplane designers need to take vertical CG into account when designing landing gear. The CG needs to be 10 degrees forward of the step in the hull, so a higher CG needs weight more forward on the landing gear. It's not adjustable as part of operation, but it's necessary for design.

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