|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/49 ; 244/326 ; 244/327 ; 244/130|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 18 인용 특허 : 3|
A cavity in an airframe from which an airfoil is deployed is automatically closed to reduce aerodynamic drag by a fairing element hinged to the force and aft cavity edges and resiliently deformable from an unbent aerodynamic position outside the cavity to a bent position within the cavity. The non-deployed airfoil overlies the bent fairing element and retains the fairing in a bent position against the resilient force tending to restore it to the unbent position, until airfoil deployment.
Apparatus for sealing a cavity in an airframe through which an airfoil has been deployed, the skin of the airframe defining fore and aft edges of the cavity relative to the intended direction of motion of the airframe, the apparatus comprising: a fairing element having a longitudinal axis with opposed fairing axial ends, said fairing being resilient to bending along said longitudinal axis; means for attaching said fairing axial ends to the cavity fore and aft edges, respectively, said attached fairing element having an unbent state and a bent state, wher...