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Title: V/STOL aircraft and method

Aircraft apparatus and method capable of V/STOL (vertical, short takeoff and landing) in addition to conventional flight. 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.
  1. (1417 Kirby St., NE., Albuquerque, NM 87112)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Owens, Phillip R. (1417 Kirby St., NE., Albuquerque, NM 87112) OSTI
Patent Number(s):
US 5687934
Contract Number:
Research Org:
Sandia Corp
Country of Publication:
United States
stol; aircraft; method; apparatus; capable; vertical; takeoff; landing; addition; conventional; flight; operation; induced; lift; provided; blowing; air; upper; surface; duct; installed; near; leading; edge; intake; supplied; fan; trailing; providing; suction; fans; series; required; engine; provides; power; propeller; transmission; pulleys; driving; belt-driven; method capable; provides power; leading edge; upper surface; trailing edge; intake air; /244/