Cyclic and Collective Grips for Rotary Wing Aircraft
Esterline is a premier designer of cyclic and collective grips. Our MASON controls can be found on today’s top rotary aircraft. We supply custom-designed cyclic, collective, and target acquisition grips for the Apache Longbow and hoist grips for the Blackhawk. We participate on the most modern projects, such as the V-22 Osprey, and manage controls upgrades of older aircraft, such as the Super Puma 330. MASON grips are also built into many commercial platforms such as the Sikorsky S-76, Bell helicopters, and all Enstrom models.
MASON cyclic and collective grips use a variety of switches in combination with optical encoders and potentiometers to operate in-flight controls, weapons systems, cursor controls, and communications.