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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. 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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. 1417 Kirby St., NE., Albuquerque, NM 87112
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia Corp
OSTI Identifier:
871231
Patent Number(s):
5687934
Assignee:
Owens, Phillip R. (1417 Kirby St., NE., Albuquerque, NM 87112)
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(29-1)-789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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/

Citation Formats

Owens, Phillip R. V/STOL aircraft and method. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Owens, Phillip R. V/STOL aircraft and method. United States.
Owens, Phillip R. Wed . "V/STOL aircraft and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871231.
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title = {V/STOL aircraft and method},
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abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {1}
}

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