|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/203 ; 244/91 ; 244/76R ; 244/78|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 52 인용 특허 : 3|
A wing assembly in an aircraft includes a pair of wings and a winglet situated at each of the wing tips, the winglets or portions thereof being movably mounted. In order to avoid the need for providing structural reinforcement for the wings to accommodate the additional bending moments acting on the wings due to the presence of the winglets, a system is provided for automatically moving the winglets between a first position wherein each winglet has a first aerodynamically optimal angle of attack and a second position wherein each winglet has a second min...
In an aircraft including a pair of structurally conventional elongate wings, each having a leading edge, a trailing edge and a wing tip, the improvement comprising a retrofit assembly for said structurally conventional wings, said retrofit assembly including a winglet situated at each of said wing tips so as to extend substantially upwardly therefrom, at least a portion of the winglets being movably mounted; and means for automatically moving said winglets or said portions thereof symmetrically with respect to the aircraft plane of symmetry between a fir...