Though it doesn’t look quite right, the absence of blades at least shows well the construction details of the -34’s main rotor head. While not the most sophisticated or efficient rotor system around, the semi-articulated setup (also used on the Gazelle) combines low weight, simplicity of production and easy maintenance with light, crisp and fast control feel and response – exactly what you need when you don’t plan on doing much flying in a straight line.

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