Community video: Helicopter cyclic stick behaviour explained

All available resources are great when it comes to learn something. And it's even more important when it's about learning stuff as hard as flying helicopters (even in a sim). Interested about the helicopter cyclic stick behaviour? Check this video out!

Our reader and friend Viktor has just released a nice video about the cyclic stick behaviour (which is a great companion for our article about helicopter controls) and how to get the best out of your joystick.

If you haven't realized it, gaming joysticks are not very friendly when it comes to helicopters so there are ways of getting around it, such as our zip-tie trick. But Viktor mentions yet another great solution.

Check out Viktor's YouTube Channel (be sure to subscribe!) and some other videos he has there for you. Meanwhile, enjoy his excellent work.

Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them.

Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers.

Sérgio is's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.


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