|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||180/117 ; 180/126 ; 244/023R|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 13 인용 특허 : 8|
A ground effect flying craft utilizing a pressure cavity (10) for low speed support on a static air cushion. The cavity is bounded by a streamlined aft body (18), a fore body (24), and side plates (22) which allow for low drag and high lift at cruise speed on a dynamic air cushion. Static lift pressure and dynamic thrust are provided by a fixed dual purpose propulsor (20'). Flow diverting devices or auxiliary power units are not needed for transition from static lift to dynamic flight.
[ We claim:] [1.] A ground effect flying craft comprising a pressure cavity, a lifting and stabilizing means, and at least one power plant driving at least one propulsor, said ground effect flying craft has a fore body, an aft body, an inlet opening, a center of gravity, and right and left side plates;(a) said fore body has a fore body trailing edge, a fore body leading edge, a hydrodynamic step having right and left step endpoints, a fore body aft surface, and a fore body lower surface;(b) said aft body has an aft body leading edge, an aft body trailing...