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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 ...


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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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