|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 20 인용 특허 : 4|
A ring-wing aircraft suited particularly, although not exclusively, to use in micro-unmanned air vehicles (UAV's) with ring-wings. An aircraft (10) according to the invention comprises a ring-wing (11) defining a duct (16) with a longitudinally-extending central axis (31), propulsion element (15) located within the duct and moveable aerofoils (13, 18) for controlling the aircraft in flight, the ring-wing being truncated obliquely at one end, that end being the rear (11b) when in horizontal flight, to form a ring-wing with opposed sides of unequal length....
1. An aircraft comprising: a fuselage; and a propulsion unit; wherein said fuselage is in the form of a ring-wing having a substantially circular cross-section defining a duct with a longitudinally-extending central axis, said propulsion unit being located within the duct and moveable aerofoils for controlling the aircraft in flight, the ring-wing fuselage being truncated obliquely at one end, such that a rear end of the aircraft, relative to a direction of horizontal flight, is truncated obliquely to form a ring-wing with opposed sides of unequal ...