Accession Number : AD0164466

Title :   Rotor Blade Capturing Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hibyan,Edward

Report Date : 30 JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The patent application relates to a fail-safe assembly for releasably capturing and holding rigidly, in a folded position, the sections of a two-section foldable rotor blade of a rotary wing-type aircraft while the aircraft is in forward flight and irrespective of the pitch of the rotor blade. The assembly includes a male member attached to the trailing edge of the outboard section of the rotor blade; a complementary female member attached to the trailing edge of the inboard section of the rotor blade; and, means for permitting the releasable capture of the male member within the female member.

Descriptors :   *Folding helicopter rotors, *Locking fastener devices, Rotor blades(Rotary wings), Patents, Safety devices, Inflight

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE