Accession Number : ADD006069

Title :   Modulating Vernier Flap Control System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Charles V ; Schlanert,George A

Report Date : 15 May 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A slat and modulatable flap control system for an aircraft having slats in the leading edge of the wing and having flaps in the trailing edge of the wing. A detent pin on a control handle, and any one of four detent slots on a detent crank, can be engaged to selectively, and automatically, set the flaps and the slats (because of the cooperative action of other constituent components of the control system) in optimum positional relationship for takeoff/'go-around,' cruising, approach, and landing of aircraft. The control system is ideally suited for aircraft used in 'short takeoff-and-landing' situations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Flaps(Control surfaces), *Leading edge flaps, *Trailing edges, *Flight control systems, Control sticks, Slots, Takeoff, Aircraft landings, Short takeoff aircraft, Pins

Subject Categories : V/STOL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE