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Yes it will be smoother because of the lower main rotor rpm, but no, you will not have a longer hang time. Many things will play into this...such as if your at a 200 foot hover, and put the engine to idle, and go straight to -10 degrees, your blades can actually slow down because you try to grab more air than what the heli is already having, and with no engine to keep them spinning, they will slow down quite a bit...so if your doing 100 foot autos, yes you probably will have a longer hang time if you go to 0 all the way down, rather than doing -10 from 100 feet all the way down to 5 feet. But if you take your heli up to 700 feet, and go to 0 degree's, flare, hang it there, then land...then do the same thing but go to -10 degrees, your head speed will spin up MUCH more than at 0 degrees, thus having more main rotor RPM for the hang time...So tell me how a lower main rotor rpm will have a longer hang time than a higher main rotor rpm.....
and let me tell you the descent is SO much smoother and there's LOTS more hang time at the end.