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Title: V/STOL aircraft and method

Abstract

Aircraft apparatus and method capable of V/STOL (vertical, short takeoff and landing) in addition to conventional flight are disclosed. For V/STOL operation, induced lift is provided by blowing air over the upper surface of each wing through a duct installed near the leading edge. Intake air is supplied to the blowing fan through a duct installed near the trailing edge, thus providing suction as well as blowing. Two fans in series are required. The engine provides power not only to the propeller but also to a transmission which provides power to the pulleys driving the belt-driven fans. 10 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
563714
Patent Number(s):
5,687,934
Application Number:
PAN: 8-691,471
Assignee:
PTO; SCA: 330600; PA: EDB-98:014906; SN: 98001896353
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 18 Nov 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; AIRCRAFT; AERODYNAMICS; DESIGN; BLOWERS; DUCTS; MECHANICAL TRANSMISSIONS

Citation Formats

Owens, P.R. V/STOL aircraft and method. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Owens, P.R. V/STOL aircraft and method. United States.
Owens, P.R. Tue . "V/STOL aircraft and method". United States.
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abstractNote = {Aircraft apparatus and method capable of V/STOL (vertical, short takeoff and landing) in addition to conventional flight are disclosed. For V/STOL operation, induced lift is provided by blowing air over the upper surface of each wing through a duct installed near the leading edge. Intake air is supplied to the blowing fan through a duct installed near the trailing edge, thus providing suction as well as blowing. Two fans in series are required. The engine provides power not only to the propeller but also to a transmission which provides power to the pulleys driving the belt-driven fans. 10 figs.},
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year = {1997},
month = {11}
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