|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/053A ; 244/058 ; 290/044 ; 60/039.142|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 85 인용 특허 : 11|
An aircraft is provided that includes one or more engines, an air-driven generator, and a start-circuit for operably connecting an electrical output of the air driven generator for starting one or more of the engines while the aircraft is in flight. Various embodiments also provide apparatus for cross-ship electric starting of multiple engines while the aircraft is in flight or on the ground using: an electrical output of a generator attached to another engine; on-board batteries; an on board auxiliary power unit; or power received from a ground source. ...
[ We claim:] [1.] An aircraft comprising:1) an airframe;2) a first propulsion engine attached to said airframe for propelling said aircraft along a flight path;3) a first electric starter motor operably coupled to said engine in a manner allowing said motor to spin-up said engine to a start speed whereat said engine can be started while said aircraft is in flight along said flight path;4) an air driven electrical generator attached to said airframe in a manner allowing air passing around the airframe when said aircraft is in flight to drive said generato...