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International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Volume 2017, Article ID 5309403, 14 pages
Review Article

Survey on Flight Control Technology for Large-Scale Helicopter

College of Civil Aviation, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 211100, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Jinshuo Hu; nc.ude.aaun@uhouhsnij

Received 12 November 2016; Accepted 31 January 2017; Published 20 February 2017

Academic Editor: Christopher J. Damaren

Copyright © 2017 Jinshuo Hu and Hongbin Gu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A literature review of flight control technology is presented for large-scale helicopter. Challenges of large-scale helicopter flight control system (FCS) design are illustrated. Following this, various flight control methodologies are described with respect to their engineering implementation and theoretical developments, whose advantages and disadvantages are also analyzed. Then, the challenging research issues on flight control technology are identified, and future directions are highlighted.