Accession Number : ADD010935

Title :   Geared Tab.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Brislawn,M G ; Bryant,D W ; Rayburn,G A

Report Date : 14 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An improved geared tab configuration for a moveable airfoil, such as an elevator of an aircraft, is provided which comprises a tab pivotally connected to the airfoil, and linkage connecting the airfoil to the tab for simultaneous opposing pivotal movement of the tab relative to the airfoil to a maximum tab deflection at a determinable intermediate upward airfoil deflection beyond which the relative tab deflection reverses and fairs to the airfoil at a determinable maximum upward airfoil deflection. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Trim tabs, Deflection, Gears, Reversible, Trim angle, Actuators, Limitations, Aerodynamic control surfaces, Auxiliary, Pivots, Hinges, Linkages, Elevators, Sensitivity, Reduction, Low velocity, Airspeed, Short takeoff aircraft, Tails(Aircraft)

Subject Categories : V/STOL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE