Accession Number : ADD013478

Title :   Aircraft with Single Surface Membranous Airfoils.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 2 Aug 85, patented 26 May 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Greenhalgh, Samuel

Report Date : 26 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A remotely piloted vehicle is provided with single surface membranous airfoils controllable in flight. The airfoils are selectively deployed from a stowed position on either side within fuselage by spars attached to the leading edges. Pivotal members attached to the root edges of the airfoils are positioned to regulate twist distribution, angle of attack, root camber ratio and root camber distribution. Keywords: Extendable structures.

Descriptors :   *AIRFOILS, *EXTENDABLE STRUCTURES, *PATENTS, *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, CAMBER, DISTRIBUTION, EDGES, FUSELAGES, LEADING EDGES, MEMBRANES, POSITION(LOCATION), RATIOS, SPARS, STORAGE, SURFACES, TWIST(AERODYNAMICS), CONTROLLED CONFIGURED VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE