|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/12B ; 244/12D ; 244/55|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 49 인용 특허 : 0|
A vertical or short takeoff and landing aircraft (VSTOL) employing three high bypass turbotip fans disposed in the fuselage and faired into the upper surfaces of the wings, and driven by two gas generators to produce vertical lift and transition to cruise flight such that the tripod arrangement for the turbotip fans generates stable powered flight. In the foregoing aircraft the gas generator - turbotip fan is an integrated propulsion system having thrust vectoring devices and gas flow control valved ducts between the two gas generators and the three turb...
An aircraft comprising a fuselage; a fixed wing on said fuselage; and means for discharging downwardly directed airstreams from three locations on the aircraft and with sufficient force to exceed the weight of the aircraft for vertical flight thereof, said airstream discharge means for one of said locations being a fan rotating about an upright axis and being in the fuselage ahead of the center of gravity and the other two airstream discharge means being fans rotating about generally horizontal axes and being disposed externally of and at the sides of th...