Accession Number : ADD013500

Title :   Inflatable Blade Bag.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 5 May 80, patented 25 Aug 81,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wickman, David L

Report Date : 25 Aug 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A double layer inflatable bag for protecting a blade of an aircraft. The bag includes a puncture proof outer layer and a flexible inner layer joined together at the extreme ends to form an elongated bag. Means for inflating various sections of the space in between two layers are provided. The bag is put on the over the blade and is inflated. Inner layer of the bag is in contact with the blade to keep it in position and the outer layer thereof protects the blade from damage.

Descriptors :   *BAGS, *INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, *PATENTS, *BLADDERS, *RESTRAINT, BLADES, EXTERNAL, INTERNAL, LAYERS, ROTOR BLADES, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE