Accession Number : ADD005707

Title :   Disconnect Linkage for Force Transmission System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Berg,Alan

Report Date : 31 Oct 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent describes a device for disconnectably linking a plurality of force producing or receiving means such as a mechanical control system. The device comprises a coaxial array of a plurality of positive locking clutches, each clutch including two clutch halves. A single shaft passing through all clutch halves disengages and engages all clutches together as a motor connected thereto is actuated. The shaft is fail-safe spring loaded to the disengaged position, so that the spring will disengage all clutches if there is a power or motor failure. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Flight control systems, *Linkages, Disconnect fittings, Multiple operation, Training planes, Coaxial configurations, Locking(Mechanics), Clutches, Transmissions(Mechanical), Drive shafts, Fail safe, Springs, Loads(Forces), Power equipment, Failure(Mechanics), Dual mode

Subject Categories : Training Aircraft
      Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE