Accession Number : ADD005206

Title :   Stowable Airfoil Structure.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Look,Lance G ; Erickson,David G

Report Date : 23 May 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The stowable airfoil structure is a tapered, high aspect ratio, retractable and foldable wing for aircraft which provides minimum aerodynamic drag during launch and minimum space for ground storage. The airfoil utilizes a forward leading edge box section to which is attached a plurality of spanwise channels hinged together for movement in a chordwise direction. Retraction of these elements takes place by the utilization of suitable actuators so as to move the hinged elements forwardly in a nested position thereby substantially reducing the width of the wing or airfoil which is then folded to lie along side the fuselage of an aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Airfoils, Aerodynamic characteristics, Retractable, Storage, Drones, Wings, Aerodynamic stability, Aerodynamic drag, Air launched

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE