|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||180/120 ; 180/124 ; 180/127|
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Control of air cushion vehicles is obtained by controlling the translation of the vehicle independently from control of the rotation (yaw). Lateral translation of the vehicle is controlled by creating side-directed thrusts the direction of which passes through or as close as possible to the yaw axis by diverting variably controllable flows of air from the flow of air used to create a propulsive air thrust for forward translation of the vehicle to left and right lateral control ports located more or less parallel to the fore-aft axis of the vehicle suffic...
[ I claim:] [1.] An air cushion vehicle propelled by a propulsive air flow which is separate from the air flow used to create an air cushion, having a bow, a stern, a left side having a port, a right side having a port, a fore-aft axis, a yaw axis and air distribution means operable to divert variably controllable flows of air from the propulsive air flow independently to each of the ports,said ports being located approximately parallel to the fore-aft axis sufficiently proximate to a plane which passes through the yaw axis and is perpendicular to the fo...